SFCRetired wrote:I've seen several pictures of individuals firing pistols and rifles where the trigger finger is placed on the trigger at the first joint of the finger.
I was taught at Ft. Jackson many moons ago that the pad of the finger should be on the trigger. The reasoning was that it afforded better trigger control.
Is that teaching now wrong? If so, what is the correct placement of the finger on the trigger and why? Is it different for rifles and pistols?
The rifle I was taught on at Ft. Jackson? A M1 Garand and, yes, I still love them.
I use the pad of my finger unless the trigger pull is too hard. I think if you're holding it in the joint you havemore of a tendancy to jerk/pull the gun while squeezing off a shot.