The hand is a sympathetic organism; what one finger does, the rest will do, which makes it difficult to isolate the trigger finger. The most common mistake shooters make is squeezing the whole hand instead of just the trigger finger, which is why competitors like short-trigger actions.
The “dipping” caused by whole hand convulsion, is often attributed to anticipating recoil or “pre-ignition push,” which I believe is true for new shooters. However, once it’s realized they can control the gun’s recoil, I believe experienced shooters shoot to 7 o’clock (right hand) or 5 o’clock (left hand) because they’re trying to fight how their hand wants to function, i.e. the whole hand squeezing as one unit.
Source: NRA Blog | Pistol Shooting Positions: Weaver Vs. Isosceles
Pistol Shooting Positions: Weaver Vs. Isosceles
By Andy Lander, NRA Training Counselor Program Coordinator – Wednesday, September 6, 2017
A mother of three in Marietta, Georgia, shot and killed an armed home intruder who had broken into her home and threatened to kill her children …
Source: ‘It was him or me’: Georgia mother shoots home invader while defending her children – TheBlaze
There’s a debate that I see pop up in some gun owner circles all the time that concerns me: whether or not to keep a round in the chamber while carrying.
Source: Do you carry your handgun with a round in the chamber?
A suspect was shot and killed during an attempted armed robbery at a north Phoenix Walgreens Tuesday evening. That suspect has been identified as 30-year-old Stephen Holguin.
Source: PD: ‘Good Samaritan’ shoots, kills suspect during armed robbery – 3TV | CBS 5
Words have meaning. While this may seem like an obvious statement, I believe we often forget this fact. Many times, we may say things with the best intenti
Source: Training Scars: Why Choosing the Right Words Makes All the Difference – ITS Tactical
Data and experience show the benefits to having arms in the hands of law-abiding citizens.
Source: Concealed Carry Permits Increasing — Good for America | National Review