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What is your favorite position...?

Discussion in 'Education & Training' started by Muddslinger12, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. Muddslinger12

    Muddslinger12 Vancouver Active Member

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    I am curious what various positions ppl use. For pistol shooting. :)

    Do you use a different position for target shooting as you would for self defense? Please provide links if you can.

    Thanks
     
  2. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    HAHAHAHAHAHAaaaaa....... That's what she said. ;)


    Seriously though, you should train/practice the way you intend to fight. In general I use the modified weaver stance, or sometimes a two handed "A-frame" (for a lack of a better term) stance. Its better to shoot a pistol using both hands because it aids in stability, control, and accuracy... But one-handed practice is a good skill to develop as well. Versatility is king!
     
  3. FarmerTed1971

    FarmerTed1971 Portland, Oregon, United States Well-Known Member

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    Uh... Nevermind. :)
     
  4. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    two handed is good from all different positions but like stated above you need to practice 1 handed strong and weak side also not only standing but kneeling and even on your back starting with the gun in your hand and in the holster, just because you knever know what will take place before you are able to get to your gun.
     
  5. Benny503

    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    I was going to answer the title question, but nevermind. :p
     
  6. Tige

    Tige Steilacoom Member

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    So "doggy" isn't the right answer?
     
  7. Horses are delicious

    Horses are delicious Willamette Valley Active Member

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    I usually prefer my "opponent" to be prone but end up one handed more often than not.
     
  8. Muddslinger12

    Muddslinger12 Vancouver Active Member

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    Yeah I think versatility is the best bet. I recently figured out I am very left eye dominent but shoot right handed I want to figure out a good position to shoot from. I need to start practicing more and make the weird feeling go away shooting left handed hopefully it will help out my accuracy too. Guess its really gonna come down to practicing alot more.
     
  9. Horses are delicious

    Horses are delicious Willamette Valley Active Member

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    Do you usually shoot eyes open or do you close your left when you shoot right handed? You may want to consider ways to retrain your brain to focus on the right eye while keeping both open. Perhaps knock out the right lens of a pair of cheap sunglasses and tape the left to black it out? Just spitballing here.
     
  10. Muddslinger12

    Muddslinger12 Vancouver Active Member

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    Yeah usually both eyes open. Yeah heard someone mention the tape thing. Does it strain your eyes when you do it or you just do it while shooting? I have like 15/20 vision so dont want to mess it up.
     
  11. jayleno

    jayleno Western PDX Member

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    I'd like to say I always use two hands, but my grip keeps slipping off the end.
     
  12. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    just when your shooting
     
  13. The Duck

    The Duck Oregon Active Member

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    I like to spread my legs shoulder width apart and dip... I practice in this position as much as possible...
     
  14. ThePhonMan

    ThePhonMan Spokanistan Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    Whatever you do, practice like you mean it.

    I watched a video recently of some British soldiers in a firefight and they ALL took the time to put their empty magazines in their carrier vests as they cycled a fresh magazine into their guns. This is an example of “range training gone horribly wrong” and could get one of them killed. I’m sure Haji isn’t worried about pocketing his AK magazines neatly to avoid a drill instructors wrath.

    Dropping a magazine on a concrete floor makes us all cringe but you will do under stress what you practice in training so find a way to keep it real.

    Just my 2 cents.
     
  15. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    I've read where cops have been found shot and dying with empty cases in there pocket because of range training
     
  16. ThePhonMan

    ThePhonMan Spokanistan Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    That was my point exactly.

    Way back when I had an opportunity to do some range time with an FBI team. It was their range so I was required to use one of their guns. Being conscious that this was not my gun, I made the mistake of ejecting an empty magazine from the Sig and catching it in my week hand. The range officer walked up behind me and yelled, “I’m shooting at you man. What the hell are you doing catching your magazines? You’re dead.”

    He then motioned for me to drop the magazine on the ground, which I did immediately. Anyone in earshot laughed. I found out later that they had several documented instances of agents doing exactly as you said, policing brass into their week hand pocket for revolvers and gingerly swapping magazines in and out of their pouches for semi-autos. They started realistic training soon after but being a civilian, I hadn’t been clued in.

    I no longer worry about my magazine’s life as much as I worry about my own. :)
     
  17. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    one other thing everyone should practice and that is shooting with your weak eye, nothing says you will always be able to use your strong eye all the time
     
  18. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    You are correct, words/phrases mean things and I should have rephrased that as more of a weaver-type "hold", and constantly moving for the reasons you stated.

    Thanks for the "pull up". :thumbup: