I keep my finger high, not beside the trigger. It makes it very obvious that the finger is off the trigger when shooting in competition.
Unfortunately, as a right handed shooter, this position places my trigger finger in the way of Crimson Trace laser grips. I want some but don’t want to drop my trigger finger low enough to make them work.
Jeff Cooper wrote a lot of stuff in magazines. Paper ones. Don’t rest your finger on the trigger is a good rule. But then you shouldn’t be pointing it and what the hell are you doing having it out in your hand in the first place. Love learning shooting from reading.
I’d imagine that this would be a big deal for police officers – it’s not exactly unheard of for them to be subduing someone with one hand, while their pistol was grasped in another. Civilians would probably encounter this situation less frequently.
The older I get, the more inclined I am to favor carry guns with long, DA style triggers like the Sig P250…
I.m a firearms instructor and the last one I was at a range when a guy was trying to unload a Springfield. He was holding the pistol in a firing grip (finger on trigger) and when he grabbed the slide with his off hand and started to retract it, he put a round into the floor (which ricocheted into the wall and lodged there. Brain in neutral maybe but hardly pyramidal brain damage.
I wonder if playing a wind instrument since childhood helps against something like this. I shoot very very infrequently and always surprise myself how well I do, when I do. Something about the ability to move, or not move, each finger independently, I reckon.