mpeltier Posted January 27, 2008 Share Posted January 27, 2008 I did a search and scanned back a couple years worth of pages and found nothing on this subject. I have always gripped the 1911 with my thumb on the safety with good results. During the draw as I grip the pistol my thumb always started out on top of the safety, ready to push it down as my arms would extend towards the target. The problem for me is it always seems to result in a less than optimal interface between my shooting hand and the pistol. I absolutely must have the grip safety pinned or no bang. Recently I have been scrutinizing my technique and tried gripping the gun while in the holster with my thumb under the safety, and rotating my thumb over it just before achiving my weekhand grip and engaging it down at the same point as before. There is a noticable differance in how tight the pistol feels in my strong hand without having to squeeze any harder. (draw times are identical with either method) Yesterday I tested it out by setting up three poppers at 15yds and double tapping each. Went thru about 100 rounds and found that with the new grip method my sight track never left the target zone and achived 100% success of both shots hitting the steel target. The old gripping method did not fare so well. When do you other High thumbhold get your thumb on the safety and does anyone use or tried my newly discovered method? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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