ok so on my xd my finger is on the middle of the first pad of my finger but on my ar its on the middle of the second pad. is this normal? i could use my first one but it is awkward
the question was...While that works for you (and many others), finding a spot on your finger where you can pull the trigger back cleanly and consistently each time is what is important. Everyone has different sized hands, and thus there is no perfect spot for everyone. I can't hold my first pad on the trigger for too long because it hurts my forearm, and I tend to push the trigger to the left. But with it on the crease between first and second pad, or on the second pad, I can pull the trigger all day long without pushing it or pulling it to either side.
ar-15 where does your trigger finger rest?
You may not, I may not, experienced AR shooters may not. But there seems to be alot of newbs here to the AR and I'd rather not advocate it as a good spot to rest your finger on.Why not? I ain't gonna press it. I train enough to know I am not going to drop a mag. I also know I can't bend my finger any farther than that.
ok this makes alot of sence since my ar has a very hard single stage i use the second pad i have tried to use the first one but dont have very good results but maybe when i my RRA 2 stage gets in i will use the first one which i know is preferable i just tend to push the gun when useing the first pad because of the excessive pull weightWhen I am not engaging targets I keep it on the mag-release....
Anyway. where you engage the trigger is what I really think the OP wants to know and to that I have to say....
It depends on the type of trigger.
If it is a heavy or crappy trigger(Mil-spec/6lbs+), I use my whole finger in the trigger guard with my second knuckle pressing the trigger to the rear. That part of your finger is much better at taking the weigh of the trigger than that first pad.
For the lighter "match" style triggers I use the first pad of my finger like I shoot my pistols with.
All it takes is one slip up when **** really matters. Why take a chance? Your reasoning doesn't really make much sense. It's like saying, "I ain't gonna accidently pull the trigger. I train enough to know I am not going to accidently pull the trigger."Why not? I ain't gonna press it. I train enough to know I am not going to drop a mag. I also know I can't bend my finger any farther than that.