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Stance (moved to a more fitting forum)

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Skinsanity, Sep 7, 2010.

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  1. Skinsanity

    Skinsanity Member

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    Moved to stragies and tactics
     
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  2. KodiakBeer

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    I don't see any reason to change if that stance suits you. If it ain't broke...

    I shoot with a modified Weaver/Chapman stance. It just feels better to me because I started out with rifles and shotguns, and that stance mimics a long gun hold. It's also a better retention hold since the piece is closer to your body and it likely gives you easier sweep left and right.

    But really, if you shoot well with your stance, there's no reason to re-invent the wheel.
     
  3. The Lone Haranguer

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    So where is the new thread in S&T? :confused: Might as well comment here.

    It is fine to shoot from a fixed stance at the range, but in a real gunfight it is not always safe (as it would require you to stand in the open with bullets flying) or even possible. For that reason I would not get overly "wrapped up" in perfect stances. Here is a real gunfight that I am fond of quoting from:
    http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0BTT/is_4_33/ai_n31877381/pg_4/?tag=content;col1

     
  4. TexasGunbie

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    Ever heard of Gun Kata?

    I think everyone should take a class in it.

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    This is the proper stance. Note the advantage of dual pistol. Also note the right hand holds the pistol right underneath the chin, this alignment enables the proper plane geometry to avoid shooting the left hand. Some may criticize the Gun Kata performer above as he holds the pistol side way in what is commonly known as a "gangsta style hold". Realize that this is the neutral stance of the beginner form of Gun Kata. This side way hold helps the practitioner maintain balance as the performer quickly transition to blocking or a side roll away from danger.

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