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i took my M&P 9mm to the range this weekend. i am a lefty and use my middle finger as my trigger finger usually, but i have tried to switch does anyone know of a disadvantage for using my middle finger as my trigger finger?
 

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mwadibe said:
i took my M&P 9mm to the range this weekend. i am a lefty and use my middle finger as my trigger finger usually, but i have tried to switch does anyone know of a disadvantage for using my middle finger as my trigger finger?


For me, i'd say the fact that my grip would feel ridiculous with my middle finger on the trigger... I just don't think I could ever have a good grip, and would probably hurt myself if I was using one of my magnums... that is all I could think of.
 

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Odds are you will be unable to lock your wrist properly because your hand will have to be canted upwards. The grip was designed for you to use your index finger. Is there some reason why you don't want to shoot the gun in a normal way?
 

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when i was little i played paintball for many years. those guns have double finger triggers so now i have to force myself to remember to use my index. when i shot with my index i was much more accurate i think and the brass did not hit me.
 

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Odds are you will be unable to lock your wrist properly because your hand will have to be canted upwards. The grip was designed for you to use your index finger. Is there some reason why you don't want to shoot the gun in a normal way?
Speaking of wrist lock. Can someone point me to a good guide on how to hold a gun? I can't seem to get it "locked" right.

I know that the locked wrist is key to good follow-up shots, which is something I suck at.
 

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It's easier than it sounds. Hold out your arm and make a straight line going down the arm and through the thumb ... this requires you to cant (and lock) your wrist. your thumb should be pointing straight ahead and your fingers will be pointing down at about a 45-degree angle.



If you haven't been doing this regularly, it will feel strange and in particular you'll feel it in the muscles of your forearm.
 

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When I played paintball, I used my middle finger to shoot. As a percussionist, this allowed a natural hand/finger movement to shoot since it replicated "stick taps". This allowed me to shoot an Autococker at 12 shots per second with a single trigger in semi-auto.



I do not shoot real firearms this way. Here are the reasons:



1. It places my index finger very close to the slide. Any misalignment can cause issues.

2. It makes it very hard to move my middle finger out of the trigger guard.

3. My support hand is in a very different spot over paintball. Since my hands overlap with a pistol, everything fits better with a normal "thumbs forward" grip.



I am not a firearms expert, but I did play in semi-pro paintball for ~10 years (NAAPSA, NPPL, PSP, etc...) and played ball for 16 years total. I am very new to shooting pistols.



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ya i am thinking of selling my paintball gun to go towards an AR. i just need to go to the range more to get my index finger on the trigger. it all in my head and memory
 

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SCFireFighter said:
Speaking of wrist lock. Can someone point me to a good guide on how to hold a gun? I can't seem to get it "locked" right.
Here are some pics of a member from hkpro and fellow M&P owner BTW:











And then here is our friend Larry Vickers:







And now you might as well check out this video of Todd Jarrett:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4...%22&pl=true
 
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