Page 1 of 3 123 Last
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Posts
    11
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!

    Pistol Firing Techniques

    There is always debate on how to hold a pistol. I have a front facing bent forward stance, with both palms pressed into the pistol, thumbs in the direction of the target.

    I was trained by the US Border Patrol, and I am nasty with a pistol. I also compete with my Army unit. I finally got my civilian permit and purchased a HK USP .40 LEM (Law Enforcement Model).

    Im curious as to what methods work for different people.

    Also, what is your favorite pistol?

  2. #2
    Wounded Ronin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    6,841
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I thought that pretty much the consensus today is that isoceles is the true way of the jedi and weaver is an early experiment. Taking Weaver to a competition is supposedly like taking JKD to the UFC.

    I like 1911s. Because today for some reason pistols are all designed without a crisp trigger.
    Best Vietnam War music video I've ever seen put together by a vet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDY8raKsdfg

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Posts
    11
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Its like im talking to a mirror. Triangle method is the only way. Also, the only reason I did not buy a 1911 is because I did not have the extra 600 for the Kimber I wanted. HK make brilliant weapons but nothing feels or looks like a 1911. To be honest there is no debate just the right way and the wrong one. I just wanted to get some sense of the statistics of it all.

  4. #4
    Lord Skeletor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Snake Mountain, Eternia
    Posts
    632
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by Wounded Ronin View Post
    I thought that pretty much the consensus today is that isoceles is the true way of the jedi and weaver is an early experiment. Taking Weaver to a competition is supposedly like taking JKD to the UFC.

    I like 1911s. Because today for some reason pistols are all designed without a crisp trigger.
    You have learned much, my young Padawan. Seriously...it's the most efficient for squaring off with your target and indexing your hips. It's also good if you're wearing any sort of armor (soft or hard) to keep your vitals well protected--as most chinks in your body armor protection come from that "pocket" of space under your armpits from standard body armor--this area is very accessible to bullets when you get into the Weaver stance and present a nice 4-5" circular gap for bullets to enter into. Plus...Isosceles offers you standard, worry free movement that best resembles everyday walking...and, IMHO it's a more accurate platform to shoot accurately and instinctually under pressure.

  5. #5
    Robstafarian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Chesterfield, VA
    Posts
    1,822
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by gamblesalot View Post
    Also, the only reason I did not buy a 1911 is because I did not have the extra 600 for the Kimber I wanted.
    Ronin, since you've owned yours longer than I've owned mine, I hereby give you first crack at telling him about affordable (and well-made) 1911s.

    :wav:

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    31
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    everyone has their favorites. i stick with taurus :ninja2:

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Posts
    11
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I heard Smith and Wesson makes a great 1911 as well, but that Colt and Springfield are slacking on material quality. But I am open for any testimonials either agreeing or refuting any of this.

  8. #8
    Rock Ape's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    10,134
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!


    Can't say anymore than this really
    "To sin by silence when one should protest makes cowards out of men".

    ~Ella Wheeler

  9. #9
    money's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Huntsville, AL
    Posts
    1,580
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by gamblesalot View Post
    There is always debate on how to hold a pistol. I have a front facing bent forward stance, with both palms pressed into the pistol, thumbs in the direction of the target.

    I was trained by the US Border Patrol, and I am nasty with a pistol. I also compete with my Army unit. I finally got my civilian permit and purchased a HK USP .40 LEM (Law Enforcement Model).

    Im curious as to what methods work for different people.

    Also, what is your favorite pistol?
    I always try to point the end that bullets come out of towards my target and that's worked pretty well for me so far. I haven't found a pistol I like to shoot better than my Sig; at least I know that when I miss it's definitely me, not the firearm.

  10. #10
    Wounded Ronin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    6,841
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by Robstafarian View Post
    Ronin, since you've owned yours longer than I've owned mine, I hereby give you first crack at telling him about affordable (and well-made) 1911s.

    :wav:
    My 2 cents are pretty straightforward; you can save a lot of money going used but buy used from a reputable gunsmith's store.

    In the event there is no such store, "Combat Handgunnery" edited by Massad Ayoob has got an extensive list of things you can check yourself on a used handgun you are considering buying.

    I always recommend renting first so you can figure out what you like.
    Best Vietnam War music video I've ever seen put together by a vet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDY8raKsdfg

Page 1 of 3 123 Last

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Log in

Log in
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO