Here is a YouTuber that reminds me of an old Sergeant I used to have. Here was a hell of a trainer and a great shot.
This guy does a very good job of demos and explaining. But it's not about him. It's about using the middle finger for the trigger.
Personally, if in mortal combat, I don't think it is practical. But for accuracy at a long distance. (like in competition or in a hunting situation) he may be on to something
I am willing to try. Enjoy the vid.
I think any benefit to someone who might be reasonably proficient is due to them putting more thought and concentration into doing something that is unusual. I see a similar improvement when I shoot a group left handed after shooting right handed. I chalk it up to concentrating more on the fundamentals - sight alignment and trigger pull.
With pistol anyway, I thing a stronger grip on the gun is more important than any perceived increase in accuracy using the middle finger - especially if retention were an issue.
I agree that is puts a strain on thought and concentration and would require a ton of training to undo that which your body already knows. It reminds me of a friend I know that took up golf in his early 30's and was breaking 100 right out of the box. Years later I saw him and asked how his golf game was doing. He said terrible. struggling to break 100. What! I said, What happened. He said. I took a lesson.
But I am going to try it with a long-range single-action bullseye shoot. Just for fun. Now you have me thinking about left-handed during the PPC shoot.
I've shot bolt guns with my middle finger for most of my life. No need to ever let go of the knob after cycling the bolt with most of mine. It can sometimes make for faster followups etc. And, sometimes not.
Paul does a great job in his videos.
A lot of people dislike him because he often dispels long held myths about guns and ballistics. Making some "know it alls" lose their shit.
Anyways, ive toyed with middle finger shooting on occasion over the years.
I personally do not find any advantage so I havent adopted it.