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shooting stances for competition

Discussion in 'Competition Shooting' started by fishblade2, Dec 27, 2012.

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  1. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator

    Oct 22, 2007
    Central PA
    That's absolutely true, but you'll find as you watch the guys who are really good in IDPA (or USPSA) they'll all be using an upper body posture that is the modern isosalese "stance." It really isn't a stance, as we might think of it in terms of position rifle shooting or bullseye. It is a way of arranging the arms, head, and upper torso which gives the most stability, mobility, and control AS you move, bend, walk, squat, twist, pie cover, etc. What's going on below the waist becomes irrelevant. Some have made the comparison of making a "turret" out of your upper body that stays stable and in the same position no matter what amount of lean, or movement, or kneeling, or whatever is induced upon it.

    The instances where you really need to break the support side elbow and go to more of a Weaver stance are pretty few and far between. Pretty much just some instance where you're forced to crowd cover or go very low, etc. The rest of the time good shooters will be holding the same UPPER body "stance" no matter what their lower body is doing.
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  2. jmorris

    jmorris Member

    Sep 30, 2005
    5 gun master in IDPA here, shoot from one foot all the time. Though it is a bad position to shoot from, it is fast, sometimes.

    Thing is, there is no one stance that is best from every shooting position.
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