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    Quote Originally Posted by SIG_Fiend View Post
    One thing I've found is that, over time I have subconsciously moved towards a more aggressive support hand grip.
    I get this. I really tried to study up on grip and stance and found myself trying up different stuff each time I was at the range. I was overthinking it too much.

    I'm not denying there is a "best" grip or stance, but I think once a person starts shooting a lot, if you are training and not just burning ammo, you'll change towards what works for you.

    I started off shooting pistols like WW2 GI's and have mostly broke that and moved towards some sort of a modern stance with a thumbs forward grip. Same thing with sight picture, I was geeking out over a millimeter here and there. Last time I shot, I don't really remember my sight picture. I just fired once the gun settled down and it was "good enough" and I did better than when I was over analyzing it.

    Unfortunately I can attest to skills degrading pretty rapidly once you aren't shooting regularly also.

    I will add, you all may be better shooters than me and I am sure I would benefit from professional handgun training classes where they may indeed tell me my stance and grip are all ate up.
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    I agree. I have the tendency to over-analyze the heck out of stuff, although I think there is definitely some significant value in doing that to a degree. I usually find that, once I've learned the skills, I usually shoot best when I stop trying to think too much about it and just SHOOT the gun.
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    Wow. thanks for the video. lots of good info.

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    Grip & Stance--Core Pistol Skills

    I just want to point out that the author of this thread is no longer living. It is worthwhile to take the time to be thankful for every day that we have.

    RIP, Paul.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35Remington View Post
    I just want to point out that the author of this thread is no longer living. It is worthwhile to take the time to be thankful for every day that we have.

    RIP, Paul.
    wow - I did not know that

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    Yeah, Paul went far too soon. Learned so much from that guy and his posts and youtube videos are still some of the best on the internet.
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    I am going to try that thumbs forward grip and see if it works better for me when I shoot 3gun.

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    I've not seen anyone mention this idea,so I will. In order to prevent or lessen muzzle rise,
    why not put the index finger of your supporting hand over the front of the trigger guard? I'm
    especially talking about Glocks,
    or any pistol that has a some-what flat front to the trigger guard. I realize that this
    position will not work on a trigger guard with a rounded front.
    Last edited by WCDUB; 04-05-2014 at 02:44 PM. Reason: clean up

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    Quote Originally Posted by WCDUB View Post
    I've not seen anyone mention this idea,so I will. In order to prevent or lessen muzzle rise,
    why not put the index finger of your supporting hand over the front of the trigger guard? I'm
    especially talking about Glocks,
    or any pistol that has a some-what flat front to the trigger guard. I realize that this
    position will not work on a trigger guard with a rounded front.

    I think that the finger on the front trigger guard was once thought to be a good idea that has proved to be inefficient and results in overall poor grip due to it forcing the hand out of position in many shooters. Don't know of anybody teaching that method these days. However gun companies think the public wants it, so they keep producing guns with that out there.

    Would be interested in hearing what SIG_Fiend has to say on this.
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