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Old 11-09-2014, 06:55 AM   #1
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Training Tips Proper Grip; discussion

'kay. Watched this video closely, will play around with these directions. (Thanks for posting, Chuck!)

However, as a leftie -- I can't use my grip-hand thumb on the safety, because it's on the other side! We lefties always have to work out a way to operate in a right-handed world. I have always assumed I'd have to disengage the safety AS I draw the (any) weapon! (That's how I've practiced with the S&W 9mm.)

I also have a concern, and I'll have to train myself against it, that since the Micro is so small I'd end up with one or both thumbs riding on the slide -- there's not much space on the wee gun! (Boy, it's a beauty though, isn't it?) I fer shure don't want to end up with my thumbs NOT touching the gun!

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Old 11-09-2014, 07:08 AM   #2
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Nice video Chuck and a good looking Ruger SR1911...
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Old 11-09-2014, 07:20 AM   #3
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'kay. Watched this video closely, will play around with these directions. (Thanks for posting, Chuck!)

However, as a leftie -- I can't use my grip-hand thumb on the safety, because it's on the other side! We lefties always have to work out a way to operate in a right-handed world. I have always assumed I'd have to disengage the safety AS I draw the (any) weapon! (That's how I've practiced with the S&W 9mm.)

I also have a concern, and I'll have to train myself against it, that since the Micro is so small I'd end up with one or both thumbs riding on the slide -- there's not much space on the wee gun! (Boy, it's a beauty though, isn't it?) I fer shure don't want to end up with my thumbs NOT touching the gun!

I'm going to order the (amazingly cool!) laser-trainer Chuck recommended.

Take a look at the Micro Carry CDP, it's fitted with an ambidextrous thumb safety. You can have one installed on your Micro Stainless, it's not a difficult thing to do. If you intend to carry this gun for self protection then I would suggest you adapt the gun to you and practice in the proven ways rather then trying to adjust yourself to the gun. When push comes to shove you're going to do what comes natural and having a gun with a left handed safety for you is natural.
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Question Middle Finger Trigger Puill

Hi All,
Some months ago I ran across this somewhere on the WEB. The middle finger is used for the trigger. The index finger is held elongated and bracing the gun. I have tried this at the range with my little CDP Ultra. There is defiantly a different feel to this, but no difference in accuracy, that I can find.
Anyone else try this.
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That is definitely not the proper way to hold and fire a gun.
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I'm lefty and I use a high thumbs grip, occasionally I will touch the slide stop pin and push it out under recoil which stops the slide from cycling, if it was a carry gun, I'd have the pin recessed to prevent this, but we're not allowed to carry so when it does happen in a match I've just got to deal with my own stupidity. I also have ambi safeties on my guns.
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The middle finger is used for the trigger. The index finger is held elongated and bracing the gun.
Solid, Holmes, but not as dope as the "Super-Modified G Grip."

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