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Old 09-02-2007, 09:35 AM   #41
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can you explain "thumbing" and "jerking"?
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Old 09-02-2007, 09:44 AM   #42
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Originally Posted by buddha429 View Post
can you explain "thumbing" and "jerking"?
thumbing refers to pushing with the thumb on your strong hand, before you pull the trigger

Jerking is abruptly yanking the trigger finger, as opposed to a smooth steady squeeze.

It is hard for some people to get a good squeeze on a double action trigger; too long of a pull.

The way you use the pistol diagram is to diagnose a problem with your shooting. If you are all over the place it won't help.

If, on the other hand, you have a consistent good grouping that is out of the bull, and you know your sights are dead on, then you can start looking at what the cause is and correct.

I had not shot pistols in better than 10 years, and when I started back shooting I would make a nice, ragged hole, about 2" to the left of where I aimed. Didn't matter which or what type pistol, always in the same spot. I slid my index finger a little more over the trigger and it went back to center.
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