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Post Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 6:52 am 
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Post Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:58 am 
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I have been using a high thumb hold for shooting for some time now. I do this with most any safety but my safety of choice is stil lthe Ed Brown tactical

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Post Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:11 pm 
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Pretty comfortable? I'm looking for something more rounded off.

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Post Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:02 pm 
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It seems logical that you place your thumb on top of the safety to disengage it, it seems odd you would change your grip afterwards or before you start to shoot. Also It wold be very hard to accidentally apply the safety with the thumb on top of it. So might as well keep you thumb on it. Plus a higher grip= better control of recoil. If you doubt this, try shooting a few rounds while holding the gun on to the very bottom of the grip (like a broom handle)you'll see my point.

I also shoot 2 thumbs forward and not interlocked like a revolver shoot would. This is very common for High grip users and helps with a natural pointing of the hands.

I do round all the sharp corners and edges not like a Kimber/McCormick but enough to blend a little. Mostly on the under sides when applying the safety. A lot of the companies are using this style of extend safety all seem to work well. I like the esthetics of the safety in line with the plunger tube. and it fits the natural bend of thumb

I now have a hard time of NOT holding HIGH on the old GI (Remington Rand) to avoid the hammer bit of the old grip safety...


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Post Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:37 pm 
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Yeah, high thumb maks sense, but muzzle flip isn't very comfortable. For now, I rounded off an extra ser 70 safety to try, eventually, I want to get maybe a low mount Wilson or something. Wish I could try 'em.

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Post Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:40 pm 
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The higher up and closer to the bore line you get, generally the better off you are. Recoil track tends to be more rearward with less muzzle flip. I get so high on the Glock pistols that I get slide track marks in the web of my hand.

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Post Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:47 pm 
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I've tried Blocks, and they do hold high, but it's so high I have a hard time getting my trigger finger down to the trigger.

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Post Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:35 pm 
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Yup....then you end up with a blister on yer trigger finger from rubbing the inside of the trigger guard.

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Post Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:45 pm 
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Ed-Zachary! Makes me cry and whine like a little girl. :D

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Post Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:01 pm 
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Staysafebob wrote:
Yup....then you end up with a blister on yer trigger finger from rubbing the inside of the trigger guard.


Which is pretty much why I got rid of all my Glocks. Why they didn't angle the trigger guard downward like Steyr did with their M9 is something I'll never understand.

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