Handgun 101: How to Grip a Pistol
and other tips for beginners on shooting a pistol
You're weapon should be pointed down range, making sure you have good sight alignment. Place your finger on the trigger and squeeze. There is a lot of mythical information out there about pulling the trigger but I find much of that to be non-sense. Don't anticipate the recoil and you'll be pleasantly surprised you hit at least very close to your intended point. Some other little helpful tips when holding the pistol are... not squeezing with a death grip. Your non-dominant hand should be doing more of the squeezing. Not only is it more of your guide hand but you're sort of using it to sandwich the handgun between both hands. Keep more of a loose grip with your dominant hand and just focus primarily on squeezing the trigger with it.
Hopefully this little write-up helped correct any issues you may have had and answered some questions you have been looking for. Hopefully you didn't stumble across this article because some wanna-be warrior made fun of your tea-cup grip and didn't bother to help you out. Those types of people aren't anybody who matter and their stories usually start off with something like, "I would have joined the Army... but".
If you just skimmed through and didn't retain any information or just found it confusing, here is a helpful video. I'm a visual learner too, so no shame there. Everybody starts somewhere and we here at Cajun Ammo are thrilled when new comers ask questions and want to learn more. Never be afraid to ask anything. There are no dumb questions, only dumb actions that come from a lack of knowledge and being too prideful to find out. You don't know it all. I don't know it all, and neither does Tim Harmsen from the Military Arms Channel. Although it might seem like he does... check those guys out. Tons of great information.