Posted August 10, 2017 2:03 pm by Comments

By Patrick Sweeney

The author's odd, old and strong grip is very stiff against recoil —and very tiring. There are better ways.

The author’s odd, old and strong grip is very stiff against recoil —and very tiring. There are better ways.

We old-time shooters have a lot of bad habits. Many of us are inveterate trigger-slappers, while others can’t keep our support-hand index finger off the triggerguard. Me? I have a death grip on handguns. In the early days, we tried to control recoil and sought to dominate it, eliminate it and minimize it. It took a long time to discover that recoil didn’t matter, at least not when shooting fast and accurately. The real secret was developing a proper stance and technique that allowed faster target acquisition than muscling the handgun into submission.

While blazing the trail, we also experimented with handgun holds. Ask a slew of instructors, and they’ll tell you everything that works. They just won’t agree on what works. Some will instruct even amounts of pressure with each hand. Others advise even but light pressure, or was it, “Try to squeeze the oil out of the grips!” Some will say a 60/40 split of force and others a 40/60.

Right handers will be told to crush the frame with your left hand and let the right hand do nothing but position …Read the Rest

Source:: Guns and Ammo

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