JERKING If all your shots are missing low, you're jerking the trigger. Rather than squeezing the trigger with balanced pressure, you're likely jerking it with abrupt force, causing the barrel to dip as the round is fired.
HEELING The opposite of jerking. If you’re anticipating the pull, you may overcompensate by pushing forward with the heel of your hand. This pressure causes the barrel of the gun to elevate. PUSHING If you have just the tip of your finger on the trigger, you may push the gun to the left (for a righty) when you apply pressure to the trigger. Center the pad of your finger on the trigger, and try a straighter squeeze.
SNATCHING The opposite of a push, you likely have too much of your index finger on the trigger. Snatching the trigger will cause the muzzle to drift toward your dominant side at the point of fire.
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