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Old 10-04-2012, 07:39 PM   #11
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I like a firm grip (like using a hammer). It doesn't bring on the shakes as fast, doesn't get tiring too fast.

Too loose is not recommended.
Proper placement is critical.

But what works for me may not work for you.
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Try this;
  • Start at 5 meters (~15')
  • Grip gun with isometric resistance right to left hand. Push with strong side and pull with weak side. [You are shooting two hand, right?] Start out easy and experiment by applying different (but equal fore and aft isometric) pressure's until it starts working. (read: hits on point of aim.)
  • I know this is going to confuse you even more but....with your two hand purchase (squeeze) relax your strong side (trigger hand) 'squeeze' and tighten your weak side until you have a 10% delta. The gun should be held 60% with the weak side purchase and 40% strong side. This relaxes the trigger finger.
Now for the training. Each time you fill the sight with target, but just before you pull the loud switch, ask yourself;
  • Do I have a clear focus on the front sight?
  • Do i have good isometric balance? (push to pull)
  • Does my weak side hand have control of the 'squeeze'?
  • Is my trigger finger relaxed and properly on the trigger?
  • Do I have a clear focus on the front sight?
  • Start the pull and ALWAYS have the trigger break surprise you. (let it happen, don't "make" it happen) This is your "follow through".
Trigger pull MUST be;
  1. Deliberate
  2. Linear in pressure
This is training, NOT a race. Go slow, boringly slow. Speed will come but you must earn it!

When you become tired of all those bull's eyes, move the target out to 7 meters and start over. See above. ^

This really works for my students, let me know if it helps you.

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