Note to Liberal Gun-Grabbers: This Is Perfectly Safe

Posted on November 27, 2012 7:00 pm

[High Praise! to Very Demotivational]

The rule is to keep your finger off the trigger until you’re ready to fire.

The reason for the rule is that, if your finger’s not on the trigger, you can’t accidentally pull it.

Most people keep their finger outside of the trigger guard, but realistically, having your finger BEHIND the trigger is just as effective from a safety standpoint. You’re not going to accidentally pull anything from that position.

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6 Responses to “Note to Liberal Gun-Grabbers: This Is Perfectly Safe”

  1. CTCompromise says:

    ….”Dumb Ways To Die..So Many Dumb Ways To Die…” Sing it with me !

  2. Keln says:

    I’ve had that song stuck in my head all day…

  3. Tonic Dog says:

    Locally, they’re teaching the trigger finger to be alongside and *above* the trigger guard. Less chance of reflexively squeezing it if you grab something with your left hand. For example, cop struggling to grab someone with the left hand will squeeze both hands at once.

  4. SniperDroid says:

    Realistically, the guy in the photo looks like he needs to be culled from the heard…..

  5. Unistat says:

    Have to disagree about finger placement. If you’re not going to shoot, keep your finger out of the trigger guard altogether. In fact, this caused a bit of a controversy recently in the gun-blog circle after Cheaper Than Dirt! blog posted that doing this while holstering was an effective safety technique. It’s called the Babineaux Method and it’s a bad idea (as if the name alone couldn’t tell you that.)

  6. Harvey says:

    @5 – I agree that “behind the trigger” isn’t ideal as a habit. I’m just saying that in this picture, he can’t accidentally pull the trigger and he’s at no risk of shooting himself in the face.

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