Isolating Trigger Finger Drill

Let's not delay any further but jump into a drill. This is not a course for just talking and theorizing, this is ultimately about doing and executing. This first drill focuses on a single hand grip to press the finger straight back in the front part of the gun and isolated trigger finger as much as possible.You should be able to rapidly press the trigger finger substantially independent from your lower three gripping fingers.


Experiment with your grip and observe how your fingers operate in isolation and when they want to operate together.  Focus on rotating your fingers about your knuckles.  Be less concerned about gripping from the finger tips and applying pressure on the side of the gun.

Safety First!

  • Always remember to train safely. Adapting the live fire training rules will ensure we can maintain a 100% safety record when training with the SIRT.

  • All guns are always loaded.  Treat the SIRT like a live fire gun.  Don't point it at other people unless you are following strict Force on Force Safety Protocol.
  • Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy.  Always have awareness where you are pointing the SIRT.
  • Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target.  This is one of the best safety training you can do with your SIRT.  Be sure the trigger is off the trigger until ready to shoot.
  • Be sure of your target and what is beyond it.  Have a good ballistic backstop when training.  So just in case somehow a live fire gun got in your training space, a discharged bullet will be caught in the target area where you are training.

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