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Old 03-07-2012, 04:30 PM   #11
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To me, I don't care which handgun I have, my hands are the same.
My thumbs are pointing along side towards the target. I do not put a finger in front of the trigger guard. The barrel is in line with my forearm so the arm mass takes the recoil and not some small part of the hand. I use the same basic hold for revolvers, too.

To check my feet alignment (placed like C3 sez), I close my eyes and bring the handgun up to approximately where I think the target is centered with no strain on my sides. Open the eyes and adjust the right foot (fore or aft) and repeat. The less strain I have on my body, the easier to shoot. I also use a little bend in my forward knee (so my back does not absorb the recoil, but the whole body does).
This sounds like my method...copy cat.
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Uh, I prefer to say that great minds think alike.

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Here's a couple pics of how I hold my xd9 sub compact

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Here's a couple pics of how I hold my xd9 sub compact
Nice gun, even nicer whitetail on the wall.
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Lol thanks "ryder"....my other buck 4 ft over from that one is even nicer...

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Lol thanks "ryder"....my other buck 4 ft over from that one is even nicer...
Haha nice, that one makes mine look small,
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No pics for you, but a suggestion- besides concentrating on hands and arms, look at your FEET. I find a lot of shooters at the line, trying to face target squarely, feet side by side, 12 inches apart. When you raise your arms, you are off balance- hips go forward, shoulders back. When you fire, you are WAY off balance.

If right handed,turn slightly to right, spread feet shoulder width apart, take half step forward with LEFT foot only. Now when you raise arms, weight is centered above your feet. A LOT less shaky.
Pretty much solid. I find I turn my right foot to about 45 degrees, at about the angle your describing. If you're off balance, you're not doing it right.
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Yamaharyder.....here's my other buck....the one you saw in the other picture isn't as big as it looks....then the black and white pic is the same buck one yr prior

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I'm in Bridgeview, which ranges u go to? Yeah that would be cool. Like I said, just gotta get some more cash. We're looking for a house now, so every bit of money I spend on shooting, she goes nuts. Lol.
Rink's Lockport and Article II in Lomabard (off 355 and North Ave). Rink's is only $9.00 to shoot with time limit. Article II is $21.00, no time limit but you can shoot rifle and black powder there. Where I go depends on what I want to shoot.
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I went to rinks a lot. I don't mind it. They never have me a time limit there though. I have stayed there for over 2 hrs once. But it is dirty in there. That's why I only go there so often. I'll look up article 2. That ain't that far from me.

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