Hi BoGs, Shooters riding their shooting thumb on the thumb safety are not unanimous on this: In a firing grip, the thumb pushing down some pressure on the the thumb safety helps alot in recovering faster from recoil, resulting in a faster follow up shot when needed. My present grip is that my thumb just rests w/o pressure on top of the thumb safety. I tried the above style but I feel awkward specially on my trigger control. Maybe Im just not used to it and some practice might make me feel comfortable. But is this really worth trying? How effective is it in managing recoil? Im a newbie in this and still in the process of developing my technic. Your opinions/ideas/experience on this will be of great help. TIA.