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kirbinster 03-08-2013 03:57 PM

How do you grip your pistol?
 
I am a fairly new shooter and was taught to grip the pistol with my right hand as high up on the grip as possible and then to wrap my left hand filling the gap between my palm and fingers with my left thumb along the barrel of the gun pointing forward and my right thumb parallel behind it. Recently I have seen people gripping the weapon with the left thumb on top of the right thumb pointing almost straight up.

I was wondering if anyone uses that second method and if they find it works better than the first. All comments and suggestions are welcomed. Thanks.

70cuda383 03-08-2013 04:03 PM

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Originally Posted by kirbinster (Post 1168597)
I am a fairly new shooter and was taught to grip the pistol with my right hand as high up on the grip as possible and then to wrap my left hand filling the gap between my palm and fingers with my left thumb along the barrel of the gun pointing forward and my right thumb parallel behind it. Recently I have seen people gripping the weapon with the left thumb on top of the right thumb pointing almost straight up.

I was wondering if anyone uses that second method and if they find it works better than the first. All comments and suggestions are welcomed. Thanks.


what you were taught, is the "right" way in my opinion, espeicaly on a semi-auto. revolvers can be tricky/different...especially a single action only revolver where you need to cock the hammer on each shot. On those, it's best to use your weak hand thumb to cock, so you may end up with a bit of a "crossed thumb" grip

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Baxter 03-08-2013 04:06 PM

While grips can be important, it's also important to choose a grip you are comfortable with. my recommendation would be to try multiple grips and see what works best for you comfort wise and see which grip you are more accurate with. I personally use different grips depending on if I'm shooting my revolver or semi. With my revolver, I like to use my left thumb to cock the hammer to single action. And with a semi I usually have my left thumb under my right. Just try a few grips and see what works for you. Be careful though with gripping to high, don't want to get thumb bite ( slide racking back and getting your thumb).

indy36 03-08-2013 04:13 PM

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downsouth 03-08-2013 04:22 PM

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This but with my left index finger on the front of the trigger guard. I don't know how accepted this is among those in the know but it helps my personal accuracy. I apply a little pressure pulling the gun into my strong hand creating a vise like grip. Like I said, it helps me.

I noticed that my sig p229 has serations on the front of the trigger guard. If it is not for this use then why are they there?

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Baxter 03-08-2013 04:44 PM

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chloeshooter 03-08-2013 05:11 PM

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danf_fl 03-08-2013 05:27 PM

Remember a firm grip is not a tight grip.

If you grip a hammer and try to nail, you want enough swing so the peen does the work and not your arm. Same thing with the handgun.
Too tight of a grip and you will get tired more quickly than if you had a firm grip.

kirbinster 03-08-2013 06:31 PM

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Originally Posted by indy36 (Post 1168614)
This:
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Not this:
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And not this:
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And experiment with this:
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Thanks. I have been using the first, what I was asking about is the third which I have seen people like Hickok45 on youtube use. Seems to work very well for him.

As for the sight pictures, isn't the middle one correct?

Bob Wright 03-08-2013 06:57 PM

Concentrate on your sights and trigger squeeze. Start getting good groups at fifteen to twenty-five yards. Your grip and stance will evolve.

Bob Wright


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