Your finger is separated into three parts. The
first part from tip to the first knuckle is called
the distal phalanx. The second part as you
move up your index finger is called the
middle phalanx. The third part as you move to
the big knuckle is called the Proximal
Your trigger should be in contact with the
center of the Distal Phalanx. Your Proximal
Phalanx should be almost parallel to the
frame of the gun. Being properly aligned
with your distal phalanx will keep the gun
from pulling or pushing left or right.
You can practice this without firing. You
want only the part of your finger below the
second knuckle (PIP Knuckle) to move and
you want to press the trigger with direct,
After your firearm has shot, you will be able
to reset the trigger about 2/3 of the way
back. There is a slight “click” when the firing
pin resets. This is good for allowing a faster
shot time, and less travel of the trigger,
allowing for less pushing sideways of the
firearm. This will all allow you to get back on
target and accurately hit it.
You should always be surprised by the sound of
the firearm. If you anticipate the shot, you will
drop your front sight to see where you are
hitting, before you even hit it.
TREAT EVERY GUN AS IT IS LOADED.
With your non-dominant index finger near the
top of the magazine near the front of the bullets
and the heel of your hand at the bottom, place
it in the gun, and push it in firmly into the bottom
of the gun. You will not hurt the firearm.
Always rack the whole slide, and never use the
slide lock, because this is a fine motor skill that
you will lose when in a stressful situation. -