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Is this a good thumbs forward grip or dumb

This is a discussion on Is this a good thumbs forward grip or dumb within the The Classroom forums, part of the Use and Training category; Just be careful with this grip style when your stronghand finger isn't on the trigger. The purpose of putting the strongside finger straight along the ...

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Old 07-23-2011, 08:47 AM   #11
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Just be careful with this grip style when your stronghand finger isn't on the trigger. The purpose of putting the strongside finger straight along the rail and above the trigger is so it doesn't accidentaly come inside the trigger guard and into the trigger unexpectedly. I would think the same rule could possibly apply to the weak hand fingers as well. Not saying it will happen, just saying it is possible, especially if you are applying rearward pressure on the trigger guard with that finger.
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Old 07-23-2011, 09:03 AM   #12
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That grip doesn't work for me, but if it does for you, go for it.
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Old 07-23-2011, 11:20 AM   #13
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Here is a good article on grip technique:

http://www.theshootingschool.org/art...ombat_Grip.pdf
This PDF file is a great source of information. I struggle with the XD XD(M) when doing the thumbs forward and grip as high as possible, my thumb not being in the thumb grip notch, I tend to have my thumb above that, but not easily and consistent and sometimes my last round does not hold the slide open, thus I think I have pressure on the slide release.

Curious how others are doing this? Thumb in the notch or groove (area below the slide release) or above?

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Old 07-23-2011, 12:06 PM   #14
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This PDF file is a great source of information. I struggle with the XD XD(M) when doing the thumbs forward and grip as high as possible, my thumb not being in the thumb grip notch, I tend to have my thumb above that, but not easily and consistent and sometimes my last round does not hold the slide open, thus I think I have pressure on the slide release.

Curious how others are doing this? Thumb in the notch or grove (area below the slide release) or above?

You need to use a higher grip and rest your right hand thumb on top of your left hand thumb, slightly over from the slide enough to not hit the slide release...
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Old 07-23-2011, 12:21 PM   #15
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You need to use a higher grip and rest your right hand thumb on top of your left hand thumb, slightly over from the slide enough to not hit the slide release...

OK, I will stick to this and try to model this pic

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Old 07-23-2011, 12:30 PM   #16
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OK, I will stick to this and try to model this pic

I think just about everyone has had this problem, especially with the m series, they seem to have a much lighter spring.
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Old 07-25-2011, 08:13 AM   #17
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I use it to help control the recoil. It seems to work getting my whole hand on the grip. Accuracy increased for me after starting it and my dry fire practice cements the grip into muscle memory.
My carry and IDPA gun are both XDs. This works great for them.
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Old 07-25-2011, 08:44 AM   #18
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Placing your support hand finger ont he trigger guard can cause you to pull or push your shots during rapid fire.
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Old 07-25-2011, 05:12 PM   #19
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The guy in that picture looks like he is about to loose some meat off that thumb.
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Old 08-09-2011, 04:56 PM   #20
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Finger on the trigger guard style tends to make me shoot low because I have a tendancy to pull down when that finger is out there. But, thats me. If it works for you, then good on ya.
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