So what’s the problem? It’s just pulling a stupid lever, right? The problem is that even a slight amount of pressure or movement in any direction other than straight backward can cause you to miss. What’s more, unwanted pressure can come not only from the trigger finger, but from any of the other digits on your trigger hand. So the first key to a good trigger pull is to take the proper grip. When you’re shooting from a rested position, do not wrap your trigger-hand thumb over the stock’s wrist. Instead, rest it along the same side of the receiver as the trigger finger, which helps guard against canting the rifle, and aids in applying even pressure directly backward.