Are tactical thumb rests/gas pedals a meme?

They see to be shilled hard this past year. But they see, like a snag hazard for CCW.

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Cope/cheat coding for poor grip

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      But what’s wrong with reducing recoil? We would all love a handgun with zero recoil 10mm.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Are tactical thumb rests/gas pedals a meme?
        Yes, they haven't been proven to work at all, but people are still trying to sell that trash.

        >what’s wrong with reducing recoil?
        Nothing is wrong with reducing recoil. Too bad this garbage product can't do that.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I agree basically with fp . Provably they are completely unnecessary for a normal person to make gudenuf groups with, and for someone with a serious disability they don't look like they'd make up for that at all (unlike an arm brace used for its original purpose for example). Not sure they're more of a snag risk then other gizmos on a pistol if you're not pocket carrying, but they'd definitely make holsters more of a pain. Meme in most if not all guns. Though if some anon said there was some value in some weird niche I wouldn't be stunned, but I can't think of it either.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They are popular in race guns and think we are seeing people trying to push them into the tactical world. Just like what happened with pistol compensators, red dots, extended magazines and baseplates, extended controls…

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That makes sense, in the rarified world of pro comp where single digit percentage differences actually matter and "panicked surprise in the dusky woods at <7yd while it's raining and you've been hiking for hours" does not I can see why they'd pursue that. But of those things you list, dots are the only ones that have really taken off. Most people don't use comps, stendos etc. These strike more towards the latter then the former, anything that makes getting a holster and cc'ing harder probably is going to have limited adoption without really massive clear benefits.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Holster companies are beginning to offer the Align peddle option into their kydex molds, whereas the antimatter wing folds superiority not interfere with the holster, and both work with Safariland. Perhaps my range is an outlier, but see extended magazine and slide releases on Glocks more often than not. Likewise, magwells and carry/integrated comps are getting pretty popular. However, I rarely see metal extended magazine baseplates. But I am a Roland Special gay, full KKM and ATEI….

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it becomes clear, ergonomic improvements are a crutch for the weak.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The kind attached to a light seem like pure crap.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >image
    It's a ghost using a gun

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My buddy had one on the left side of his AR handguard, it was very comfortable to shoot.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >redditgrip

    Into the trash it goes.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I see it as the modern equivalent of squared-off trigger guards for wrapping your index finger around. There's nothing wrong with it, but it's not necessary if you have a decent grip.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Acceleration cuts seem pretty common frame modification on “Gucci” Glocks.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I see it as the modern equivalent of squared-off trigger guards for wrapping your index finger around. There's nothing wrong with it, but it's not necessary if you have a decent grip.

        These though don't like, fundamentally change anything. They don't add weight, they don't require a different holster mold, they don't add another moving part (if folding), they don't add a snag point. So even if they don't do much I can't see any downside either. Just a small tweak. More skeptical about adding something vs just normal practice. Again unless it's pro comp and allowed and you're already so good you're pursuing all sorts of small tweaks.

        But if you're purely concerned about self-defense then I think you still need to practice a reasonable amount anyway and it still won't be a big deal to get to 12" groups at 5 yards or better. Like, the standard here isn't high. $100+ on a piece of metal is 400 rounds of 9mm someone could be shooting instead. Dunno. Guess I'll watch that video though.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    > thumb rest
    Looks like that's gonna require a new holster.
    Hard NO from me.
    t. spent a lot of time and money finding the right holster, NOT re-spending that time and money to accommodate a fricking thumb rest

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Looks like that's gonna require a new holster.
      apparently some places are making folding ones that are supposed to work with most kydex holsters though probably not my leather one.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I thought they were a meme, but the switch on my TLR makes a decent one, and it's helped my split times slightly.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They are popular in comp gamer guns and help with recoil control. I think they're silly in duty and CCW guns because they make the gun noticeably wider and often require a new holster which is also wider. The guys who really benefit from these shoot a lot more than most and need every tenth of a second. For most shooters, you will do better just to train more and get proficient with the gun you have. You can't replace lack of skill with race gizmos.

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