Welcome back! I am Gordon and in
this episode is about Gripping technique and Trigger control on pistols.
Gripping technique and trigger control are is crucial for repeatable precision.
Let’s start with the grip technique. Who knows how to shoot precision disciplines,
that there is the one-handed and the both-handed holding variants there. Of these two types of holding variants are specializations known. who
according to personal preference, requirements or disciplines are chosen.
With the grip technique one stabilizes the weapon, so that calmly aim
can be made. The grip technique also affects one against
possibly a little worse Trigger control or
they can partly compensate With the one-handed hold, there are the
two commonly used Holding variants: 1. Thumbs by the
Middle finger, so the fingers closed and 2. Thumbs up, fingers open. with both hands, there are the
3 different specializations: 1. One under the other, so weak hand under the shot hand 2. Closed thumbs parallel, or 3. The Weaver grip: The
Thumb of the weak hand clasps the thumb of the shot hand. Important is
in all cases: grip as high as possible! The goal is, To get the barrel-axle as deep as possible. However, shooters with smaller hands often have problems with to reach the trigger with such a high grip.
If so, just go down a bit further, because trigger control is much more important as the full recoil control.
My personal preference One-handed is, the thumb
on top of the grip-edge/safety lever. This feels safer for me
better to control. Especially When I pull the trigger, this attitude forces me
more to move my finger straight back. with both hands: for me is that the closed
hold with thumb parallel or next to each other is the optimum. with
this grip – is according to mine Feel – the safest attitude
at the same time good controllability. I avoid contact of my thumb on the weapon while shooting. The thumb of the weak hand either supports that
Weapon sideways, but it is only a loose touch. and both points to the target, or I let both thumbs parallel and stretched up. The weapon lies as it were in a rest and I concentrate fully
and entirely on the trigger / target. The hold of the Weapon should not be too tight.
The gun handle is safely enclosed by hand, but not so loose and
not firmly pressed. About the same as when you shake hands with somebody – Well, I’m not talking about the slippery grip and not the grip where the ankle crack and the eyes bulge out. 😉 Healthy mediocrity is crucial. If the handle is too loose, this can be
a security problem. I don’t want the gun to slip out of your hand when you fire it. – and is the handle too loose, you inevitably start to shake. Apart from that, that in the long run
can be quite exhausting, that is Guaranteed bad for the precision.
It is said again and again that the trigger control must be practiced before the grip technique. – In my experience , learning both things in parallel is the better idea! The trigger cannot be properly controlled without a safe and experienced grip. An important point in this whole thing is not working against the gun. What is often noticeable with newcomers without instruction by experienced shooters is that the shooters push the weapon forward when shooting, so to speak, because they are afraid of a recoil, or do not assess the reactions of the weapon I always recommend letting the energy dissipate in the movement. Pulling your finger through to operate the trigger is called “bending”. The weapon should not move during the bending process. Do not move the weapon. The forefinger cinches contact with the trigger and guides The forefinger cinches contact with the trigger and guides it slowly and evenly backwards until the shot breaks. Many Triggers have a little take-up to a
stronger pressure point. In this case take contact to the pressure point.
It is important that the pressure on the trigger is applied with the first finger link in a straight direction so that the weapon does not move at the moment of triggering.
Whether one uses the fingertip of the Whether to pull the trigger with the fingertip of the middle of the finger phalanx or near the bend is part of endless discussions. Basically, this depends on the Gripping technique, the trigger itself and also
the anatomy of the shooter. A heavy trigger can only be operated with the fingertip under certain circumstances, which inevitably results in a movement of the weapon. The fact is, however, that experienced shooters often also drifts with the fingertip to the left or at the
use of the bend to the right You can do that with your own weapon Try it yourself: Put the
Fingertip on the trigger and press strong too. – As you can see, the
Weapon tends to the left. The same to the other side when using the bend. You are looking for the point where the weapon moves as little as possible.
That can either more to the left or further to the right of the bend. At some point you have to but you “shoot in”, so to speak. If
you change something here, it changes actually the impact place. The movement
of the index finger should not be transferred to the hand. The
Attention should aim at the target and the breakpoint and not on the
Breaking of the trigger itself. A jerky deduction
for example, always transfers to the hand and the weapon and the impact point moves at the moment of the shot Some instructors or experienced shooters
say, you have to let the finger on the trigger after shot and then get the reset of the trigger conscious before the next shot. This is certainly not wrong, but I do not consider that to be transferable
to all weapons and shooters, because with lighter triggers and a still untrained
Trigger finger, you get unexpected Dopplers – a uncontrolled shot! (safety!) Mostly it does not land in the target
I think it’s more important Putting your finger possibly
always on the same position to train and only when you are sure and trained, then it is time to test this variant. Trigger control and grip technique are the
Core elements for precise shots and it requires high concentration and
regular training. Shooting colleagues who ask me for advice, i recommend
also do the training with the weak Hand. In my experience, posture and triggering are perceived more consciously during training with the weak hand than with the strong shooting hand. As I said These are my very personal
Experiences, but maybe also helpful for you. I hope you liked the video, thank you for watching! until then 🙂