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On 6/23/2020 at 9:02 AM, jpm2953 said:

I was just about to mention Merle. Shot with him at BITB last year and the RO tried to DQ him for having his finger in the trigger whilst moving. Merle said it wasn’t the first time that happened. 


7 hours ago, jpm2953 said:

Sorry. Forgot that detail. His index finger is missing the top half of it. He shoots with his middle finger. So it looks like his index finger is in the trigger guard while he’s doing a reload.


LOL!  How many times did he do the "picking his nose" routine?  Merle is always fun to shoot with, but don't ever ask him if he's a touch typist!



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They tried to DQ Merle at a World Shoot long ago because the RO couldn't see the end of his index finger and assumed it was thus in the trigger-guard. 


He got a reshoot.

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On 6/3/2015 at 1:21 AM, divenshort said:

Wondering if I am the only one who uses there middle finger as there trigger finer? My fingers are super short and using my middle finger just feels more natural to me then my index finger. Any pros or cons to this?

I've only seen it with a shooter that lost their index finger in an accident. 

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10 minutes ago, UpYoursPal said:

Really seems like no point in doing it unless you have severely restricted function in your index finger, or don't have an index finger at all.

I'm with this guy.  Seems like you're giving up 25%-33% of your grip and leverage for returning the gun for no reason if you don't have a physical disability and aren't shooting a G26.  


Never heard of anyone teaching this as best practice for a healthy, non-damaged, non-disabled shooter.  But the intrawebs is a big place and I'm sure someone is instagramming the praises of it somewhere I suppose.

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On 2/22/2021 at 5:21 PM, ConservativeChristian said:

I use my middle finger simply because it seems to give me better stability and thereby, confidence.  I also was never taught how to shoot so I had to make up my own method.

I had a custom built with an extra large trigger guard. I use 2 fingers, alternating. Splits are fire

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