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What is your prefered stance for handgun shooting?

#1 Post by the comedian » Mon May 10, 2010 2:57 pm

I usually use the standard Weaver, but lately have been experimenting with the Isocoles. I still shoot better using the Weaver, though- maybe 'cause I'm used to it.
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#2 Post by Inquisitor » Mon May 10, 2010 3:29 pm

I shoot better with Iso'les, but my body wants to naturally transition to Weaver.

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#3 Post by Paladin » Mon May 10, 2010 3:29 pm

the comedian wrote:I usually use the standard Weaver, but lately have been experimenting with the Isocoles. I still shoot better using the Weaver, though- maybe 'cause I'm used to it.
Any thoughts?

I am opposite I can shoot weaver I just don't care for it. I also use a Cup and saucer grip.


I also go for the gangster style or would if I had a Glock.
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#4 Post by Simmer down » Mon May 10, 2010 3:41 pm

I prefer single strong hand. I've just always done it, even with monster recoilers. Probably just the bad ass in me.
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#5 Post by DukeNukemIncarnate » Mon May 10, 2010 3:57 pm

Because my back, I can't use isosceles - I have to take some weird stance between modified Weaver and isosceles. But it works!
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#6 Post by curtism1234 » Mon May 10, 2010 4:05 pm

Benchrest :roll:

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#7 Post by the comedian » Mon May 10, 2010 4:34 pm

Simmer down wrote:I prefer single strong hand. I've just always done it, even with monster recoilers. Probably just the bad ass in me.
Yeah but how do you hold your pistol?
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#8 Post by Skeptilius » Mon May 10, 2010 4:41 pm

90% of my shooting is with the strong hand. I take my cue from Massad Ayoob when he advises to stand with the strong side leg forward, other leg behind at 45degrees, strong hand extended and body leaning slightly forward. I don't know what you call that, but it works for me. When I do shoot two handed, I generally use a modified Weaver stance.

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#9 Post by goosekiller » Mon May 10, 2010 6:10 pm

I prefer that he is standing straight up with his shoudlers square to me so i have a bigger target. Oh, and facing the other direction, too...
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#10 Post by Paladin » Mon May 10, 2010 6:28 pm

goosekiller wrote:I prefer that he is standing straight up with his shoudlers square to me so i have a bigger target. Oh, and facing the other direction, too...

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#11 Post by Black Eagle » Mon May 10, 2010 6:51 pm

curtism1234 wrote:Benchrest :roll:
Me too. :D

Most shooters shoot better from the isosceles than anything else. Only about 10% of shooters shoot better from strong isosceles or weaver. But, I tell my students that I don't care which they choose as long as they do 90% of their practice in whatever they choose.

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#12 Post by goosekiller » Mon May 10, 2010 7:26 pm

Alright, i'll come clean(penicillin works wonders)- I know nothing of what you speak. My shotgunning ass does not understand all of this weaving triangle stuff. Got info?
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#13 Post by Paladin » Mon May 10, 2010 7:49 pm

Isosceles Stance

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Weaver

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Gangster

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#14 Post by AmirMortal » Mon May 10, 2010 11:56 pm

Paladin wrote:Weaver

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That's about what I use, slightly modified. For my feet though, I use the same general stance that I use for other martial arts. Feet about shoulder width apart, rear foot about 45* behind, front foot pointing at the enemy(feet about at 90* off from each other) with knees slightly bent. I almost never stand with my feet together squared off to anything, I don't believe in squaring up or off with a target. You present the largest possible target, and your structure is generally least stable in that stance, but then, I prefer "soft" styles.
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#15 Post by eelj » Tue May 11, 2010 1:43 am

I target shoot from different positions that I would use in the field, some kind of rest always, if I shoot from an unrested position I use the weaver stance with as tight a grip as I can, pushing forward with strong hand and pulling with weak hand. I suppose if I was in a gun fight I would use a mailbox or garbage can rest position unless it was against a guy using the gangster hold then I would ask my wife for her make up mirror so I could see how many shots it would take shooting over my shoulder.
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#16 Post by Paladin » Tue May 11, 2010 7:19 am

All this talk of stance and I had to see what I used. I am top half Isosceles and bottom half weaver. I like my shoulders square to adsorb recoil. Just like in a prone position with a rifle you stay behind it.
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#17 Post by goosekiller » Tue May 11, 2010 9:07 am

eelj wrote:I suppose if I was in a gun fight I would use a mailbox or garbage can rest position unless it was against a guy using the gangster hold then I would ask my wife for her make up mirror so I could see how many shots it would take shooting over my shoulder.
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#18 Post by the comedian » Tue May 11, 2010 10:35 am

Isosceles! Jeez, I was channeling Tea Bagger spelling for awhile there. You know, like Restor the Constituton!
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#19 Post by mark » Tue May 11, 2010 10:39 am

the comedian wrote:Isosceles! Jeez, I was channeling Tea Bagger spelling for awhile there. You know, like Restor the Constituton!
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#20 Post by Paladin » Tue May 11, 2010 11:07 am

the comedian wrote:Isosceles! Jeez, I was channeling Tea Bagger spelling for awhile there. You know, like Restor the Constituton!

Firefox has a good spell check I could not spell it right on a bet.
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#21 Post by PatCannon » Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:46 pm

Well I just got here, but I'd refer you to this thread in the How To section: http://www.theliberalgunclub.com/phpBB3 ... 13&t=23887

Bottom line, Jerry Miculek recommends iscosceles after switching from Weaver years ago: "We were all shootin' Weaver but we didn't know what we was doin'."

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#22 Post by SwampGrouch » Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:53 pm

Whatever I can get to instinctively when a bad guy is 8 feet away and Hell bent for election on ruining the shit out of my afternoon.
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#23 Post by Fukshot » Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:55 pm

I have a wide stance.

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#24 Post by shinzen » Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:58 pm

Weaver is a far more natural stance to me personally. Its just a preference, as shooting positions are all about comfort, stability, and repeatability.

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#25 Post by SwampGrouch » Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:00 pm

shinzen wrote:. . . hooting positions are all about comfort, stability, and repeatability.
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