This is a discussion on How do you hold your gun? within the Defensive Carry & Tactical Training forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Thumbs aligned...
Thumbs crossed over
Thumbs lined up
I shoot laser beams out of my eyes.
Kimber Ultra Carry 2
Kimber Eclipse Target 2
Kahr PM9 (wife's edc)
Kahr PM45, Glock 19 (3rd Gen) & DiamondBack DB9
NRA Life Member
thumbs in line with the barrel
KY Concealed Carry Instructor
Taser X2/X26 Instructor
"It is the tradition that a Kentuckian never runs. He does not have to…[he] is entitled to stand his ground, and meet any (life-threatening) attack made upon him with a deadly weapon…." Gibson v. KY, 34SW936(Ky.1931)
I have to vote one handed. I was born without fingers on my left hand so pretty much un-trainable to any other method.
I carry to protect myself and my loved ones from the BG's. Not to solve societies problems. That said: if more carried the deterrent would only have a positive overall effect on those problems.
I do all 3 depending on the situation. I have my thumbs crossed when I use the Weaver and my thumbs pointed straight when I go isosceles. One-hand shooting I do when the other hand is out of action, using my other hand to parry/redirect an attack, pulling a loved one to safety, carrying something, or opening/closing doors/closets.
LOL! Hahaha as much as I wanted to vote for "I shoot laser beams out of my eyes" I voted for thumbs lined up.
There should be a both option, I cross em with all guns except my 1911, then I rest one thumb on the slide release and one thumb on the safety
"The value you put on the lost will be determined by the sacrifice you are willing to make to seek them until they are found."
Wheelgunner- thumbs crossed. Keep same grip on my GLOCK 23.
Retired Marine, Retired School Teacher, Independent voter, Goldwater Conservative.
Being the old Jarhead I am, my first impulse to the title would get me even more bad boy points
Being an IPSIC shooter from the 80s I use to shoot thumbs crossed, but I have been shooting in line lately and tend to prefer it.
Thumbs lined up, bottom picture. Although I understand the top picture is the correct way to do it because otherwise you can bump the little button there...forget what it's called. :P
Do you have lasers on your gun there?
I think...none of the above? My support hand is wrapped around, so my thumb is hanging out with the middle finger of my shooting hand. I think? Going to have to pay attention next time....
Sig Sauer P250
US Navy 84-93
I practice how I will most likely shoot in a self defense situation, one handed.
Why? Because I'll most likely have a flashlight in one hand or keeping my loved ones protected, OR fighting with the bad guy.
I rarely, if ever, shoot two handed.