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Discussion in 'Beginner's Corner' started by Norules, Dec 6, 2011.
Is it correct to place the thumb on the thumb safety when shooting?
As a newbie myself I actually changed my grip from under the safety to on top the safety.
Thanks E39 !
I'm totally new to the .45 (the gun I used until now is a Sig Sauer P-228) which is pretty different...that's why I was asking whether the thumb on top the safety was an acceptable option. Your point sounds good, minimum effort and maximum efficency...I'll give it a try during the next range training !
Thank you !
I assume you are talking about 1911s. Yes, it is correct; the reason because you do it is to make sure that you do not engage the safety by mistake because of the recoil. Actually, I place my thumb on the safety when shooting my SIG SAO as well.
Yes, your thumb should ride the safety. Here is a video of Todd Jarret discussing the proper way to hold a 1911. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysa50-plo48
Mamma mia ! What a great vid ! I cleared my doubts and learnt a lot...how lucky you are in the States, being able to take advantage of such a high number of true professionals ! God bless America !
Regards from Italy !
...at this stage, would it be advisable to substitute the original safety with an extended one ?
Thanks for your patience!
^ that's your preference. Practice is key to keep your thumb going to the same place, regardless of style of TS that's on the gun.
I agree; it is just a matter of personal preference. Same thing with the ambidextrous thumb safety and the beavertail safety.
Great, noted ! :thumb:
+1 on preferences -
There's *sooooooo* many good techniques out there. That's why I like to learn from as many as possible, so I can choose not only what fits me best, but also what fits the firearms that I'm shooting.
There's more than one way to skin a cat! :smile:
I need to find one of the low thumb safetys my hands are too small to ride the ts comfortably.
coming from an Asian guy, that has more mean than the intended... ound:
Hey, that's Asian-on-Asian hate right there, bruddah! :rofl: