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Trigger guard teeth 2nd gen 19

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by ARP, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. ARP

    ARP

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    What are they there for? I have been experimenting with the way I grip my 19 and have found that if I wrap my left index finger across the front of the trigger guard where the teeth are located, I seem to have a stronger grip hence better recoil control on the 19. Have never seen a video or in person of anyone doing this, wondering why not. It does not contact my trigger finger at all. Pros and cons please before I incorporate this style grip to muscle memory.
     
  2. vis35

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    Don’t do it. Back in the early 80’s (when the Glock was designed) you weren’t cool if your pistol did not have a hooked trigger guard. But it has proven out to be a poorer grip than wrapping both hands around the pistol grip. I had an instructor let me try it both ways (about 20 years ago!) not using that hooked front guard was the better grip. Unfortunately that hooked trigger guard is virtually a Glock trademark; I do not expect it to go away any time soon!
     

  3. elde

    elde Lifetime Member

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    Hooking your finger over the front of the trigger guard was at one time a popular way to shoot. You'll still see a few guns, including Glocks and a few Sigs, with the hooked trigger guard. Some folks are more accurate shooting in that manner, for others it seems to force their shots to the left - if they're right handed. I learned to shoot that way and still do.....without pulling my shots.
     
  4. 3rdgen40

    3rdgen40 .45 fanatic

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    It's for planting against a barrier or cover, not for wrapping your finger around.
     
  5. TexasFats

    TexasFats NRA, TSRA, SAF

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    I remember, back in the 70's, an article in Gun Digest recommending the hooked trigger guard for a grip with the off hand index finger hooked over the front of the trigger guard. Many of the 1911's customized during that era had their trigger guards modified that way.



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