Steady your aim with a .22 auto.


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Savage99
June 25, 2013, 01:19 AM
To steady your aim with a .22 auto pistol reach out and hold the barrel with your thumb and finger.

It makes quite an improvement over a conventional two hand hold.

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spanishjames
June 25, 2013, 01:25 AM
From underneath, like a bipod?

hentown
June 25, 2013, 09:41 AM
I love these "joke" threads. You are kidding, right?? :evil:

wgaynor
June 25, 2013, 09:48 AM
Wow...

MedWheeler
June 25, 2013, 09:50 AM
Uh, what? :what:

I see you own a Woodsman. If you're serious, can you attach a picture of this technique? I'm not sure we're understanding it correctly.

SleazyRider
June 25, 2013, 09:50 AM
Pictures, please.

Sam1911
June 25, 2013, 10:04 AM
What ... huh?

ku4hx
June 25, 2013, 10:10 AM
I just use a large set of Vice Grips. Gives me a tactical hold for my heavy recoil .22LR.

Carl N. Brown
June 25, 2013, 10:18 AM
The OP is not talking about recoil, but about a steady grip.

I have a Ruger MkII 6" barrel which I sometimes hold like a rifle for steadiness myself.

(ADDED: I catch myself in the recommended hand-over-hand grip subconsciously pulling left with the left hand, and have switched to the dreaded and reviled cup-and-saucer grip for a while to break the reflex. Try whatever and see if it works.)

And to get pedantic, wouldn't vice grips attached to the barrel of a pistol make it an AOW (evil foregrip on a handgun)?

ku4hx
June 25, 2013, 10:38 AM
The OP is not talking about recoil, but about a steady grip.

I have a Ruger MkII 6" barrel which I sometimes hold like a rifle for steadiness myself.

(ADDED: I catch myself in the recommended hand-over-hand grip subconsciously pulling left with the left hand, and have switched to the dreaded and reviled cup-and-saucer grip for a while to break the reflex. Try whatever and see if it works.)

And to get pedantic, wouldn't vice grips attached to the barrel of a pistol make it an AOW (evil foregrip on a handgun)?
It would become a custom tool and just make it a rapid action nail remover.

I Grok the steadier grip, but since I'm upgrading my 10mm guns to .22LR for more power I feel this type of mod would serve a dual purpose.

tuj
June 25, 2013, 07:10 PM
I have seen people shooting TC Contenders with an overhand weak-hand grip to steady the gun while they look through the scope. I guess it works for some people.

I prefer the traditional two-handed grip.

But we all know that REAL shooters can do it off-hand (bullseye-style, one-hand). :-)

VA27
June 25, 2013, 10:47 PM
I just use a large set of Vice Grips. Gives me a tactical hold for my heavy recoil .22LR.

How 'Road Warrior' of you! Now I have to throw a vise grip in my kit so as to be prepared for...well, you know! (I really did laugh out loud!):D

Savage99
June 26, 2013, 05:20 PM
On a 6 1/2" barrel Colt Woodsman target I reach out and lay the barrel, near it's end just behind the front sight, on my open hand and thumb.

It steadies the aim.

http://imageshack.us/a/img29/3418/woodsmantarget.jpg

MCgunner
June 26, 2013, 08:29 PM
Oooookie dokie then, whatever. :rolleyes: I don't think it'd work to good with my Ruger SR22, could cause jams and might cause bleeding, and if I put my finger over the barrel of my Mark 2, I'm not sure how I'd see the sights. :rolleyes:

I don't even like putting a finger on the trigger guard like some do. If I need a steadier rest in the field, I'll look for a fence post or tree trunk or sit and clamp my hands and the gun between my knees, works pretty well.

Fishbed77
June 26, 2013, 10:51 PM
Sounds like a good way to put a hole in the web of your hand.

Onward Allusion
June 26, 2013, 11:02 PM
Just don't try it with a revolver.

MedWheeler
June 27, 2013, 11:31 AM
Savage, you mean like how many steady a billiard cue?

I don't have any .22 pistols with barrels that long, so I'll not be trying this, but I'm thinking that's what you mean..

Savage99
June 27, 2013, 05:35 PM
Yes, like a billiards.

Of course this only applies to certain pistols.

And I don't have a CF auto with a long enough barrel! :)

Bovice
June 27, 2013, 08:17 PM
This reminds me of the video with the guy who has a foregrip mounted to the rail on a G18/modified G17 and the grip slides off during recoil and he shoots his own hand.

MedWheeler
June 27, 2013, 10:41 PM
Okay, I get it now (posts 17 and 18.) As mentioned, I don't have any handguns with a long-enough barrel to try it out, but I don't rule out suggestions that can be tried safely.

Maybe I'll try it with my near-ancient Crosman 1377 air pistol; it has a ten-inch barrel.

wkuban
June 28, 2013, 12:55 AM
I might do it with a scope or red dot but I'd never get a good sight picture with open sights.

OptimusPrime
June 28, 2013, 01:10 AM
I just let the rabbit hold the other end to steady my aim.
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vTpD0vbhQVc/TaMwtmnOKII/AAAAAAAABCs/livJeqM2jeA/s1600/goodman01_OldElmerFudd-BugsBunny.jpg

oda185
June 29, 2013, 02:39 AM
kill da wabbitt....

This was a funny thread. Personally, I vote for a good tripod with pintle and T&E mechanism to deal with that 22LR recoil... One way to ensure consistent shot placement - worked for the M60 and now for the 240B... Don't forget the range card...

Shadow 7D
June 29, 2013, 05:44 AM
Consider that top free pistol competitors...

C0untZer0
June 30, 2013, 09:22 PM
The grip described is shown in the poster training materials for the NRA Basic Pistol course.

Savage99
July 5, 2013, 12:43 PM
Countzero,

Please show me the training materials that show that hold.

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