trigger finger


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trig′ger fin`ger


n.
any finger, usu. the forefinger, that presses the trigger of a gun.
[1820–30]
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It must have been the latter cause which kept the trigger finger of the steady hand from exerting the little pressure that would have brought the great beast to at least a temporary pause.
Had a green Martian woman desired to show dislike or contempt she would, in all likelihood, have done it with a sword thrust or a movement of her trigger finger; but as their sentiments are mostly atrophied it would have required a serious injury to have aroused such passions in them.
Upon trial he found the trigger finger too numb for movement.
The Arabs raised their rifles to pour in the last volley that would effectually end all resistance; but Achmet Zek roared out a warning order that stayed their trigger fingers.
Suddenly the long tail snapped stiffly erect, and as though it had been attached to two trigger fingers the two rifles spoke in unison, for both men knew this signal only too well--the immediate forerunner of a deadly charge.
From a firing grip I can just so activate the right-side button with my trigger finger. My wife, with her longer fingers, reached it easily.
Summary: Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], June 24 (ANI): Two days after Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath underwent a trigger finger surgery at the Hamidia Hospital in Bhopal, former CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan taking a jibe at him said as soon as Nath was discharged, "the facilities discharged too.
For accurate shooting the trigger finger must move to the rear in line with the bore.
I once suffered from what is known as a trigger finger. I woke up one morning and found the ring finger of my left hand fully bent toward my palm.
Trigger Finger The Beretta .25 automatic is Bond's beloved handgun.
Tim Smith, editor of Airgun Hobbyist, was devoting a whole issue to safety and asked me why I teach a flexed trigger finger position up on the frame at low ready.
If you're a mature shooter, you may have heard of it referred to as "catching the link." It's a technique that has the shooter press a shot, hold the trigger to the rear and then move the trigger finger forward only to the point where the sear engages a hammer hook.