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Old 05-25-2006, 09:32 AM   #1
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Stippling the Trigger Guard?


I'd like to stipple the trigger guard on my Taurus 92 as I prefer to wrap my index finger around it when shooting.

The problem is that it's an Al frame. I understand that the adonizing goes, what, 1/64" deep?

Is there any way of roughening it without hurting the hardening? I've tried the skateboard tape trick and the stuff just slides.


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Old 05-25-2006, 09:54 PM   #2
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Josh, in a word no.

My understanding is that annodizing is a surface treatment, but I could be wrong.
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Old 05-25-2006, 11:52 PM   #3
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if you stipple it, you will destroy the anodizing.
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Old 05-26-2006, 07:42 PM   #4
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I have used A-Grip material as I didn't like skateboard tape..Just remember to degrease the area very well..
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Old 06-01-2006, 09:53 AM   #5
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Another point would be that wrapping the finger around the trigger guard actually weakens the grip and works against the dynamics of recoil control.

However, the truth is, the design of the Beretta and Tarus cause the gun to not rise much in recoil so at least it is one design where doing this does not hurt as much. I have seen some folks shoot quite well with that design and that grip.

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Old 06-22-2006, 02:14 PM   #6
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I shot IPSC competition for many years with my index finger on the trigger guard of my 1911 and found that it gave me a solid grip on the pistol with excellent recoil control. My problem was that this grip allows the index finger to exert too much control over the pistol. Try this: assume this grip on your pistol and take a sight picture, now wiggle you index finger. If you are like me, you will see you front sight move. Try the same drill with you index finger below the trigger guard, you should see much less movement.

I switched to the low finger position because it gave me more consistent control over the pistol. This can be a factor even if the gun is not difficult to control.
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