Originally Posted by mngunhead
I have owned 2 tc encores. One in the pro hunter configuration with a ML barrel, 30-06 and 22-250. The trigger was terrible. It was a very gritty, creepy 7 pounds. I had it reworked by a local shop. Which made it slightly better, but still lousy. I traded that gun off to a buddy who loves it even with the bad trigger. The ml barrel shoots unbelievably well.
Now that MN allows shooting rifle calibers in a pistol for deer, I just bought a standard stainless encore in 308. The trigger is heavy, about 4#, but it has no creep at all. Even though it's a bit heavy, it should work pretty good for hunting. Now the only thing I have to figure out is how to shoot the darn thing without getting bloody knuckles from the spur on the trigger guard. I shot it last weekend and ended up bleeding. That 308 seems to whack me no matter how I grip it.
I have a couple of encore pistols w/multiple barrels. The 30'06 combo got my knuckles a couple of times in the past.
I would guess that you are two handed shooting it. Correct? I found a couple ways that work for me to save my "knuckles". One is to grip the front grip with my off hand while shooting. Kind of like you would with a rifle just with no stock.
The other way I shoot them is by using my off hand as a back travel base, wrapping my off palm and thumb (be careful with this and never do this on a semi-auto!!) around main hand, (lower than my main thumb). This supports my main wrist. My off thumb almost touches my main index first knuckle. The base of my off thumb is behind the base of my main thumb, and even supports my main wrist, albeit just a little.
This only allows the top of my off index finger to make it to a danger area near the trigger guard.
I do like my .308 combo. It is scoped, has a decent trigger and I do not shoot hot loads out of it. I found it pleasurable to shoot in that configuration.