Strike’s New Trigger Finger Placement Enhancer

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We’ve all had the value of shot placement drilled into us ad nauseam, and for good reason; it’s absolutely important. But if certain other factors aren’t taken into account as well your shot placement is going to suffer, and one of those factors is proper trigger finger placement.

There seem to be two schools of thought on the most effective trigger finger placement: one group subscribes to the theory you’ll have good control and sufficient sensitivity by placing the pad of your finger on the trigger, while the other group uses only the very tip of their finger. And, of course, we all know you should never have the trigger positioned beyond the first crease in your trigger finger. With that in mind, you need to avoid hooking your trigger as well; that crease isn’t meant as a trigger pulling tool. But you do need to have the strength to squeeze the trigger, too, and for some shooters that rules out using just the tip of their finger. With that in mind, some experienced shooters tell newcomers to use finger strengthening tools such as the GripMaster Hand and Finger Exerciser, which is specifically designed for improved weapon retention and trigger control. But what if it isn’t strength that’s your problem, it’s finding and maintaining proper placement?

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Enter the Strike Industries Enhanced Pistol Grip (EPG) Finger Bump. The EPG Finger Bump is for ARs and AKs and is made of a nylon-reinforced polymer. It’s designed to put your finger in the right spot on the trigger, every time. After all, repetition forms habits, habits help to develop muscle memory – you get the point. And because Strike knows how tough we can be on our rifles, the Finger Bump is durable, impact-resistant, and should be well up to the task of all the bumps and scrapes it’s likely to get into. Installation is quick and easy as well; you can easily mount it to your gun’s pistol grip with the included hardware.

If you know someone who needs to improve their trigger finger placement – even if it’s, well, you – Strike’s EPG Finger Bump would make a great stocking stuffer.

 EPG Finger Bump Specs:

Length:1.35”                                                                                                                                                   Width: .55”                                                                                                                                                Height: .82”                                                                                                                                                Weight: .2oz                                                                                                                                            Materials: Polymer                                                                                                                               Color: Black/FDE                                                                                                                               Caliber Size (For which gun type): N/A

Package includes:

1x Index Finger Bump                                                                                                                                   1x Mounting Hardware



katie.ainsworth

Katie is an avid shooter, hunter, military journalist, and Southern girl. Firearms are her passion whether at the range or on a spot-and-stalk after a big buck. She’s a staff writer at The Firearm Blog and writes about guns, hunting, and the military for various publications both online and in print such as Outdoor Life, Handguns, and Shooting Illustrated. Shoot her a message at ainsworth.kat@usa.com


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  • Zachary marrs

    Price? Probably cheaper to make your own

  • I like this alot, but from a teaching perspective, I would take this idea and not spend anything on the product at all but just use tape or something to create a similar bulge on the pistol grip to mimic the effect this thing has.

  • iksnilol

    I use the crease of my finger, that is the stripe between the last and middle segment of my finger. Though I only do that when shooting rifles, when I use pistols I use the tip.

    Am I doing something wrong?

    • Zachary marrs

      Yeah, you didn’t buy this chunk of plastic

  • Zachary marrs

    There is this amazing thing called “journalistic integrity”

    She gives all the specs, but can’t provide a simple link to the product?

    • MP

      Journalistic integrity isn’t the problem (with this post at least) probably something closer to poor editing.

    • Dan

      Why because it is really that hard to look up strike industries. How about if she just goes to your house and looks it up for you? Would that fit your idea of “journalistic integrity” I’ll take common sense over a journalist’s integrity any day of the week.

      • Zachary marrs

        Just go away

  • ColaBox

    Seriously what is this? If you need this product then you don’t run your rifle very hard.

    • Grindstone50k

      It might surprise you that a lot of people aren’t tier 0 operaturs

      • Dan

        It might surprise you that we all are.

  • Ian Thorne

    This seems like it would only work with one size of finger. This would make a gun unusable to my Wife with short fingers.

    All this is is another useless add on to enable a lazy lack of proper training. Plus if you train with it there, then shoot another rifle without it, you are going to want to rest your finger on something and you will, out of developed habit, way over insert your finger.

    You would be far better off just training the proper way and not relying on this.

  • gunsandrockets

    Specialized? Yes. A fad? Nah.

    How is customizing a grip any different than customizing a trigger?

  • gunsandrockets

    I’d like to see the woman shooter who double-action fires a handgun with just the tip of her trigger finger!

  • Chase Buchanan

    This is an interesting product. There are lots of grips that can slightly alter how you grip an AR-15, but this really changes the shape completely. I bet this would be great for some of us who have longer fingers like me. The AR-15’s grip always seemed as if it was sized for twelve-year-old hands.

  • Matt Shermer

    Sign me up!