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What's With The Obsession Over Trigger Finger Placement?

I remember the first time I received handgun instruction. I was 24 years old and had just bought a Glock 21. The 20 and 21 are known as Glockzilla because of their very large frames. I loved that big old .45 but ultimately went to a 17 because I couldn't afford to feed the 21 its constant diet of .45 cal. Of course now ammo is equally expensive no matter the caliber. Getting back to the instruction; I was at Rieg's Gun Shop in Orlando, FL. It was a sweltering afternoon and Mr. Rieg's came into the range to see who was dedicated enough to be shooting on such a hot day. He walked into the range, glanced at my target and said "you're pushing your gun down and right, you have too much finger on the trigger, back off just a little bit." I did and it helped. Back then I was amazed that anyone could see that from looking at the random holes on my target. It turns out he was correct, to a certain degree. Why do I put it that way? Watch the video and you'll see what I'm referring to.

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Abner Miranda Is a former Police Officer, an FBI trained Hostage Negotiator, a First Responder, and Spanish Interpreter. He is currently a Firearms Instructor, an Armorer, and a regular contributor to our industry of both written and digital media.

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  • INTERTAINING, INFORMITIVE.

    denny D honecker Aug 25, 2021

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