The Sixth Habit of Highly Effective Shooters – Trigger Control via Center Mass Group
By Chris Sajnog
Trigger control needs to be maintained throughout the firing sequence and this can be especially difficult with a pistol. The two main reasons pistols are harder to shoot than rifles are the shorter sight radius and the trigger to weapon weight ratio. Any time your trigger weight is more than the weight of the weapon, you’ve got your work cut out for you. This is why “race guns” are heavy with light triggers and the guns most of us shoot are the opposite. So what works for someone with a competition gun shooting paper targets, may not work down-range with your issued sidearm.
Another thing you must keep in mind is that not all hands, fingers or firearms are built the same so you can’t expect the same grips or finger placement to work for everyone. The most important thing is being able to pull the trigger while maintaining correct sight alignment. In the end it doesn’t matter how you do it as long as you get it done and can do it quickly and consistently. Anyone who tells you something different is likely more concerned with doing it their way than putting effective fire down-range.
Checkout Chris’ book, How to Shoot Like a Navy SEAL for the complete guide to combat marksmanship fundamentals.