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    Outside of matches, as in real life threatening conditions, how many fingers will be inside the trigger guard? For most people, finger outside is a conscious movement, not natural. Just saying.
     

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    Outside of matches, as in real life threatening conditions, how many fingers will be inside the trigger guard? For most people, finger outside is a conscious movement, not natural. Just saying.
    Practice is what makes it natural.
    Finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot is one of the 4 rules. It sounds like you are suggesting safety isn't a priority even in life threatening situations. I would disagree. Shooting people you don't intend is definitely a bad thing.
     

    Trapper Jim

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    Outside of matches, as in real life threatening conditions, how many fingers will be inside the trigger guard? For most people, finger outside is a conscious movement, not natural. Just saying.
    Millions. And that’s why they need training. If a caveman came upon a handgun, it is intuitive to pick it up with your finger in the trigger guard. It takes education and training with lots of practice to learn it right. We have proven the answers to good gun handling but many won’t know the question.
     
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    Practice is what makes it natural.
    Finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot is one of the 4 rules. It sounds like you are suggesting safety isn't a priority even in life threatening situations. I would disagree. Shooting people you don't intend is definitely a bad thing.
    No disagreement. Just saying that practice is the only way to make this a natural thing. Just talking about human nature. Don't read into what I said.
     

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    Every gun carrier should spend a little time in the shooting sports. A casual match or two, with some frequency, and there would be a LOT more safe gun handlers. We would not have to be discussing finger on the trigger at all.

    Your best practice to learn safe gun handling is when someone is watching to make sure you are handling your gun safely.

    :twocents:
     

    04FXSTS

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    Every gun carrier should spend a little time in the shooting sports. A casual match or two, with some frequency, and there would be a LOT more safe gun handlers. We would not have to be discussing finger on the trigger at all.

    Your best practice to learn safe gun handling is when someone is watching to make sure you are handling your gun safely.

    :twocents:

    I also encourage this. Shooting sports are not training but you do get practice going through the motions of safe gun handling. Finger out of the trigger guard is a conditioned reflex I don't even think of but that is how I pick up a gun. Jim.
     

    Grelber

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    Outside of matches, as in real life threatening conditions, how many fingers will be inside the trigger guard? For most people, finger outside is a conscious movement, not natural. Just saying.
    It is neither here nor thar perhaps, but it is my opinion that lack of trigger finger discipline is what led to the murder of Ashli Babbitt.
     

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