fine motor coordination

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fine mo·tor co·or·di·na·tion

(FMC) (fīn mō'tŏr kō-ōr'di-nā'shŭn)
Ability to perform delicate manipulations with the hand requiring steadiness, muscle control, and simultaneous discrete finger movements.
Synonym(s): dexterity, fine coordination, fine motor control.
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as the gun is extended, begin pressing the trigger, bringing the long pull of the double-action mechanism to the point that minimum trigger movement is required to fire." Training yourself to "prep" the trigger like this may be fine for the range, where stress is minimal and the targets are not alive, but in an actual confrontation, when stress skyrockets and fine motor coordination deteriorates, this technique is a disaster waiting to happen.
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