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Weapon Safety: Your Trigger Finger

Trigger finger…it’s pretty damn important, as TFB readers prob’ly know. Not talking about tenosynovitis, though that probably sucks to have. One of the most famous cinematic examples of the proper employment of your primary safety (and make no mistake, your trigger finger IS your primary safety, along with properly trained muscle memory) was that scene in Blackhawk Down where Hoot says “this is my safety” and wiggles his trigger finger.

Edit: as Kyle just pointed out, another great cinematic example of the importance of trigger finger was that poor kid in the car in ‘Pulp Fiction’.

It never ceases to amaze me how many people are unaware of this simple, fundamental rule. Hollywood spends millions of dollars on gear and special effects, but they can’t hire any local E-2 grunt to tell them to keep their damn finger out of the trigger guard.

Oh well. If we’re going to look at an example of someone illustrating what not to do, she might as well be smokin’ hawt.

4 Responses to “Weapon Safety: Your Trigger Finger”

  1. Kyle says:

    I was thinking the best example of trigger safety was in ‘Pulp Fiction’ LOL

  2. red2alpha73 says:

    Kyle wins the “BOOM! Headshot of the Week of the Award”.
    (No pun intended.)

  3. In the Tactical Girls Calendar, we are actually fanactically picky about this subject and host of others, like how mags are indexed and open/closed optics covers,etc.

    You will not find a finger on a trigger in the photos in our calendars. We did one “action photo” a few years ago with a finger on the trigger on purpose, but that has been it. We have also thrown out some great photos over this detail.

    Many of our models actually shoot, so that helps a great deal.

    Just compare our April Tactical Girl PSC Girl Brittney for a positive example to the photo above.

    Keep up the great work!

  4. killslowly says:

    What gun?

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