This is a discussion on The Perfect Stance: Does it matter in Self Defense? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by gunsite I think the shooting STANCE is the platform for learning how to shoot to develop and master the mechanics of shooting. ...
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The thing about "defense" is that it has practically nothing to do with guns. (As passed on by CCW9MM)
No, because it wont be a "planned" thing like shooting at the range is..I recommend training(if possible or practical at your local range) shooting from a few different but SAFE positions. Nothing wrong with shooting from a "proper" position also but everything will happens so quick you may just not have the time to assume your normal "range stance". I practice shooting from the hip right out of the holster this MAY be as far as you get B4 you HAVE to shoot..who knows...ive also practiced shooting lying down on my side and or back from a sitting position and drawing from such a position also.
NO. . . that is why most of my practice time is spent shooting one handed, moving and somewhat off balance....if you aren't doing that too...good luck!
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I don't even call it violence when it's in self defense; I call it intelligence
I'll sum up my thoughts like this...
"In ten years nobody will remember the details of caliber,
stance, or tactics. They will only remember who lived."
"You've never lived until you've almost died. For those who fight for it, life has a flavor the protected will never know" - T.R.
<----My LT was unhappy that I did not have my PASS-Tag at that fire. But I found the body so he said he would overlook it. :)
Lima, bring your skinny little butt out with JD and shoot some IDPA with us. We don't do "typical" stages. If you want unorthodox shooting positions, we provide them...in spades...LOL.
Stance? In defensive shooting?? Good Lord, watch the dash cam videos and tell me how many perfect Weavers you see. They flinch in surprise, protect their face, and then react to the threat. They'll be hunched over and running, many not even looking at the shooter while they return fire.
IMHO, if you're trying to train "muscle memory" for a stable shooting stance in a critical incident, make sure that you sign your organ donor card. Something positive should come from your choice.
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Of course it matters, but you’re most likely not going to get it in a time is life situation. If all of your defensive firearms training is standing still, shooting flat-footed at a target directly in front of you, you are doing yourself a disservice in my opinion. Shooting from obscure positions at obscure angles at obscure targets can be a great benefit.
The “perfect” stance is pretty much a joke IMO. Any of you ever watched someone being coached into the “perfect stance” while shooting and their hits go all over the place? We are each built differently and what is comfortable for one may not be for another. Now, there is merit in encouraging “Isoscleles-like” or “Weaver-like” stances, but coaching someone into a perfect Weaver stance that isn’t comfortable for them can be detrimental. I will also add that accuracy should be an initial goal to build upon. If you can’t make good hits in the best conditions, what will happen when you start moving or shooting one-handed, or shooting from a supine position, etc.
Just one man’s opinion.