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For awhile I've looked at that handhold spot on the front of the trigger guard with some disdain, but last time I went shooting I decided to give it a go, and with a good firm grip of my left index finger, the handhold did indeed seem to make the recoil more manageable. The gun seemed to leap out of my hand less. Does anybody else have any wisdom on using this feature?
 

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I think I tried it when I first got my PT111, as I was trying to conquer the low and left problem I had. Actually I found that my strong hand, was not getting high enough on the grip, and my weak hand was too far to the rear.
If the use of the front of the trigger guard helps your hold, I would go for it.
I put a Handall Jr on mine with one finger grip, and it raised my hand where it needed to be, so the recoil was more back than out of my hand. My weak hand, the heel goes just behind my finger tips of my strong hand, and my weak trigger finger goes just above the trigger, with both thumbs right next to each other.
 

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I use the front grip on the guard as well. Seems to help with my followup shots.I have the PT140
 

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I use the front trigger guard grip with the left index finger and my left thumb resting in the small depression on the side of the pistol with the remaining fingers wrapped around the shooting hand. I use this grip on both the PT 145 and the PT111 mil pros. Helps with recoil and with second shot sight acquisitation. I figured that was what was intended by the MFG. :D
 

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its where my finger goes to, makes you have a good grip on the gun, keeps aim where you need it on double taps etc
 

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No, but I have found the indexing pads or indentations in the frame useful. 8)
 

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Wife and I attended a handgun class last weekend and they discouraged that hold and I was using it religiously. I ask specifically about it and they claimed instability do to parting of the fingers of the off hand. I have noticed my grouping improve since making the adjustment.
 

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It's a mixed bag really, using it holds the gun down, but keeping that finger under the trigger guard helps prevent pulling the gun down when the trigger breaks. It's an individual thing I guess. I stopped doing it when someone pointed out it's a bad idea to let your fingers get too far forward if you want to keep them :)
 

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personally i dont find it necessary on the pt111 however, when shooting the pt145 i do like the grip. also it did hlp the low shooting problem.
 
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