Practice makes better. In the world of firearms it makes you better and safer. A study of all firearms discharges in Federal Agencies (FBI, DEA, ATF) from 2000-2003 found that out of 267 total discharges, 102 of them were accidental discharges! One often overlooked practice is correct placement of the trigger finger when it’s not on the trigger. Incorrect trigger finger placement can resulting accidental misfires under stressful situations. Think about what your hands do under stressful situations, you clench them. If your trigger finger is resting on the trigger guard where does that finger go if you clench your hand?
An article on Active Response Training does a great job explaining the reasoning behind correct index finger placement. Read the article here- Trigger Finger Positioning, Hand Clenches, and Accidental Discharges
We are now offering 7/16″ by 1/2″ patches of material that are ideal to help you develop a correct Trigger Finger Index Reference Points. In short we call them “TIPs” (Trigger Index Points). They are available in Black Rubber, Moss Rubber, and Black Granulate for the nominal cost of $0.50 each. Purchase Trigger Index Points.