Originally Posted by McNabb11b
Billings eh? thanks I will look into it. I was taught to shoot in the weaver stance but have since adopted both for whatever I basically feel like at the time. I have been told a couple of times that the weaver stance is sloppy and to abandon it altogether, but 9 times out of ten when the police are being shot at it seems they instinctively use this and abandon what they had been taught.
That train of thought shows muscle memory. If you train properly, you develop muscle memory. Once that muscle memory has developed, nothing can corrupt it.
I learned to shoot a rifle early on in life. Later, I was studying Kenpo and shooting a lot of skeet. This developed a particular stance that my body instinctively fell back upon, as a long arm shooting and a weak side forward martial arts stance are so similar. As such, I developed a stance that puts my body at roughly a 45º angle to the target, with my arms bent at a little over a 90º angle.
That posture allows me to quickly clear leather and find my front sight with pistols and readily bring them to defensive (hidden) postures if necessary. It also allows me to quickly bring long arms from a 'ready arms' position to a muzzle on target position.