Everyone has to start somewhere. When I “grew up” on guns there was no internet so you read magazines and tried stuff. I had the distinct advantage of training with some top shelf “shooters & real gunslingers” and had a doggone near unlimited supply of ammo. If some of my experiences can help someone new then I am good with giving back what your tax dollars paid for. The last 10 years or so I have been immersed in rifles so it’s kind of nice to round out things and refocus across platforms. I have missed much in the pistol world over the past 10 - 15 years.
On the 4 fingers support thing. I have spent decades wrapping 4 support fingers over 3 grip finger I also learned the benefits of forward “floating” thumbs on the off side. When I tried wrapping the 4 support over 2 grip fingers and locking it down with the middle finger on top I “felt” a distinct improvement in my grip lock up. It won’t fix a bad grab but when you hit it correctly it is SUPER solid. The other BIG thing that I noticed was the independent movement of my trigger finger that is something I have struggled with isolating. That said it may just be my modified pistols but in dry fire draw practice with a couple different platforms it seems to be a favorable option across the board.
I have a training event coming up that is going to allow me to play with a bunch of different platforms as well as dynamic shooting scenario’s. I will endeavor to run the two fingers out to test it and will talk with some other “participants” to gauge their take on it. We’ll see.