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Trigger finger: normal or weird?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Antoneady, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. Antoneady

    Antoneady Well-Known Member

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    Bedlam, North Yorkshire
    Since starting shooting a couple of years ago it has always felt more normal to me to use my middle finger on the trigger.
    How common is it to use the middle finger?
    Am I part of a tiny minority or is it more like 70/30?

    Just interested really.

  2. DUNKS

    DUNKS Big Poster

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    Not me. middle finger has other uses.
  3. AMV8

    AMV8 Engaging Member

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    interesting you say that - the pull of the middle finger is more powerful than the index. I use the middle finger for my crosman 1077 as the trigger is so damn stiff!
  4. bf95

    bf95 Donator

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    Berwick upon tweed
    I use my middle on my springer as the trigger is rough and I have a tendon problem in my index finger
  5. stryder5

    stryder5 Donator

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    Generally this tends to be used either as a preference or to stop trigger snatch (usually can be an issue with shotgun shooters)
  6. Titchgamer

    Titchgamer Honorary Member

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    I have know a few guys shoot with the middle finger but I think its a small minority that do.
  7. clbarclay

    clbarclay Engaging Member

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    Middle finger on the trigger works surprisingly well for quicker rapid fire with semi auto paintball guns, but for airguns that is of no value and I find the index more natural. I tried it for a while trying to get the better of the crude trigger on an ASI sniper, to no avail.
  8. landymick

    landymick Very Active

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    Apart from people with problems with their hands most use index as you have more control & feel of the trigger some users have just carried it on from using guns in their early lives when trigger reach was a problem.

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