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Handholds and recoil control

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by CrawdaddyJim, Nov 22, 2007.

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  1. CrawdaddyJim

    CrawdaddyJim Member

    Nov 19, 2006
    On the river in De Land, Fl
    Mods. I put this here for higher traffic. Please move if you feel necessary.

    C & A's post about SRTriggers in Sigs got me to thinking about stances and handholds with regard to recoil control.

    I use my weak hand to control muzzle jump. Using a modified Weaver stance or whatever the situation requires at the moment.

    What I see a lot of newer shooters doing mostly young kids or women is a lowered elbow broken wrist hold. The ones I have talked to said it was more natural to them.

    What do think?
  2. Mad Magyar

    Mad Magyar Member

    Jun 8, 2005
    I believe you are describing what some call the "push-pull" affect on recoil.
    However, in your initial comment concerning recoil control, I find that your hands are a more crucial element in this regard....:)
  3. Japle

    Japle Member

    Feb 28, 2005
    I believe you’ll find that most of the fastest competitive shooters don’t even try to control recoil. It’s not possible to stop it. The best you can do is to let the gun run through its recoil cycle and get it back on target ASAP.

    If you’re holding the gun tight, or using a lot of tension to control recoil, you won’t be able to do it exactly the same way every shot. The gun will end up pointing somewhere different every shot. You’ll have to do something different to get it back on target every shot. That’s going to slow you down.

    Relax, let the gun do its thing and after a while you’ll learn what’s necessary to get the sights back on target. It’ll become a learned reflex and it’ll work every shot because the gun’s doing the same thing every shot.

    Cape Canaveral
  4. Chief 101

    Chief 101 Member

    Apr 1, 2006
    What Japle said, if you try to control the recoil you can't be shooting very accurately. Chief aka Maxx Load
  5. GRIZ22

    GRIZ22 Member

    Nov 4, 2006
    Whatever hold is safe, comfortable, and works for the indiviadual shooter is the one to use.
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