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Shooting a pistol while seated?

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by m5215, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. m5215

    m5215 Pistoleer

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    Believe it or not I have never shot this way and recently thought about it such as needing to shoot in a situation at home when seated because a bad situation presented itself quickly.

    Are there any concerns/benefits or other considerations shooting this way versus standing or is it simply no big deal to shoot while seated?
     


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  2. JCC

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    Practice any position you may need to shoot.

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  3. Dawico

    Dawico TGT Addict

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    Don't rest the magazine base plate on anything. Some pistols will jam if you do.

    You can practice at the range by kneeling down behind the bench if seating isn't available.

    Empty gun draw practice may be a good idea too.
     
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  4. Dred

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    Getting to a sidearm on your waist is much harder when seated. It is worth trying so you can work a plan 8f you need to do it.

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  5. popsgarland

    popsgarland New Member

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    Is your gun holstered? If so, someone already inside could get to you before you could draw. If their breaking in, you would have time to stand and then draw. As said above, practice at your range. When I go to my range, I'll shoot standing and sitting just be able to do both.
     
  6. Geezer

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    At our range we have a table that we use for this purpose. We simulate being at a restaurant and things go bad. We draw from being seated and there are shoot and no shoot targets.
     
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  7. gll

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    I know a lot of people denigrate cross draw, but I carry my EDC Sig P365 in an OWB Desantis Criss Cross at my 11:00, unless I slide it around toward by 10:00 when driving. My spare magazine is in a horizontal pouch at my 1:00, barely accessible unless the pistol is drawn. Walking, sitting, driving, or laying down, this draw works for me, usually at home so open carry and if I need to conceal, I just pull my tee shirt out to cover it.

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  8. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    One of the few advantages of being left handed is being easier to draw while buckled in.
     
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  9. oldag

    oldag TGT Addict

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    Not a big deal.
     
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  10. Jigo23

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    Yep, have done this a lot during IDPA shooting. Also shooting while laying on your side, simulating having to shoot while in bed. Definitely nice to practice from various positions before having to do it for the first time for real.
     


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