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 Glock Grip using front of Trigger Guard
CovertChannels  [Member]
12/21/2010 8:50:51 PM
I was shooting at the range today with two of my buddies. We all had Glocks (19,22,and a 17). We put about 100 rounds each down range and then I decided to try to grip my gun a little differently and reached out my pointer finger of my support hand and wrapped it over the front of the trigger guard. I found that Glock has put some serations there and it looked like it was meant to do this.

Well all three of us thought it made a nice improvement on reducing muzzle flip, and getting back on target much faster. Our overall group size shrunk as well. We were shooting tight groups as it was, but this really let us shoot tighter groups with increased rate of firing.

Does anyone shoot their Glock this way? Any reason why not too ?

I know this is not a Glock, but it was the only picture I could reference to demonstrate what I was asking..




Thanks!
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Captains1911  [Member]
12/21/2010 8:58:37 PM
I've tried it out of curiosity as well, and it just feels awkward to me. It also won't work with a tac light attached. But hey, it it works for you that's all that matters.
Sigint-EW_Rambo  [Member]
12/21/2010 9:03:32 PM
Nice at the range but remember, you start using both pointer fingers for a specific task, what will happen when and "if" you are in a high stress situation? Will you squeeze with the correct finger?......... Just a thought.
dispatch55126  [Team Member]
12/21/2010 9:06:03 PM
I use to shoot that way but I found that I pulled the shots. By wrapping my supporting hand around my strong hand and supporting the base of the pistol, I find that I can still control (double and triple taps) withoutpulling the shots.
RedFalconBill  [Team Member]
12/21/2010 9:07:38 PM
It might work on a square range, firing onesy, twosy, but you are going to find that your support finger will not stay there during recoil. If you were using a G-26/27, I would not like having a finger close to the muzzle.

Shooting like this will not allow you to use a light, nor will it allow you to shoot fast from the draw because you will spend time getting your finger out and around the trigger guard.

Your hands are to hold the pistol, while your trigger finger pulls the trigger. Having another digit so trying to steady the pistol will make fast, accurate, hits far more difficult.
Combat_Jack  [Team Member]
12/21/2010 9:24:34 PM
Causes issues. Don't do it.
JonnyVain  [Team Member]
12/22/2010 11:29:11 PM

Originally Posted By RedFalconBill:
It might work on a square range, firing onesy, twosy, but you are going to find that your support finger will not stay there during recoil. If you were using a G-26/27, I would not like having a finger close to the muzzle.

Shooting like this will not allow you to use a light, nor will it allow you to shoot fast from the draw because you will spend time getting your finger out and around the trigger guard.

Your hands are to hold the pistol, while your trigger finger pulls the trigger. Having another digit so trying to steady the pistol will make fast, accurate, hits far more difficult.

I can point-shoot faster by putting my finger in front of the trigger.

Not that I'm arguing for it... I agree with everything else you said. I have to adjust my grip after every shot like that.
Dogue  [Team Member]
12/23/2010 9:33:46 AM
For some reason I do this with my Glocks but not with other handguns. Maybe it's just the way my hands fit the grip and it allows me to get my left hand higher. I don't think about it...it's just where it goes naturally. I don't put any real tension on the front of the trigger guard and I don't pull my shots but I can control my weapon during very rapid fire, but I can't say that my left fingers placement has any affect on this.
Dano523  [Team Member]
12/23/2010 11:53:34 AM
Correct handing, but wrong hand grip pressure.

Hold the pistol with your right hand, and make sure that the back of the pistol is in the center of your thumb/index finger webbing, and not so much grip pressure that when you pull the trigger, you pull the sights off the target

Now place your left hand like you just you did with the left hand finger webbing at the knuckle over lapping just about at the middle finger joints of your right hand (read left hand finger tips should be about the right hand knuckles), only apply pressure to the right hand via the bottom three fingers, and use only slight to no left hand index finger press on the front of the trigger guard. The left hand is doing most of the pressure squeezing of the right hand on the pistol via the bottom three fingers, aiming, and by doing this, you will not be wrist fitting the recoil with your right hand/wrist or yanking the gun with your left hand index finger, making the pistol shoot low and to left. With a lot of index finger pressure to the front trigger housing, all you will be doing is yanking the pistol all over the place when you go to pull the trigger.


As for body position, shoulders slightly forward of your hips, with your right foot slightly father back than your left foot, and both elbows slightly bent. Here, the body and arm position will allow you to suck up a great deal of recoil without it transferring to your body/shoulders (read gun will only slightly rise), and since the left hand is doing most of the aiming and pistol gripping to hold the pistol on target steady (pressure transferred through the right hand to the gun), getting back on the target for further shots is very, very quick (read if you have the correct grip and stance, the pistol after the slide comes back will put the pistol right back on target).

In a 45 with +p ammo out of the 1911/220, I can chew a single hole in a target at 15 yards, shooting all the rounds (9) in less then three seconds since as stated, the left hand has become a steady rest/grip clamping force, and my arms are sucking up the recoil with very little gun movement during the recoil as well.
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