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    proper handling

    my question is about proper handling of your handgun when aiming and firing.
    not too long ago i watched a show that was describing just that and the
    proper way to hold the firearm.
    now the shooter in standing in a weaver stance and shooting at about 25 yds.
    one such holding was something called a teacup grip, does that sound about right?
    anyway i have the Glock 27 and we know there is not too much to grab hold of.
    I've found myself using this teacup approach and really don't seem
    to have any issues myself.
    am i doing it wrong and if so, how shall i go about correcting this form of grabbing the gun?
    thanks in advance....
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    By 'teacup' do you perhaps mean 'cup and saucer' grip, where the support hand is simply supporting the strong hand with an open palm? If so, that's not very effective, and you're letting the value of the support hand escape you. The need for involving the support hand increases with small guns firing powerful cartridges.

    I'm sure there are videos out there that describe some options for effective 2-hand grips on subcompact pistols, but I couldn't scare any up in a quick search. Suffice to say. the support hand needs to be placed (and actively involved!) so that it provides resistance to muzzle flip as well as rearward recoil force.
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    I went through a phase of shooting that way. A few years of shooting the .44 Magnum in hunter pistol silhouette competition in the late 1970s, early 1980s soon cured me of that.
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    You might not have any "issues" using the cup and saucer grip, but you'll certainly see improvements by using a more effective grip such as the thumbs-forward grip.
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    Dave Sevigney does it right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nmuskier View Post
    Dave Sevigney does it right.
    The Combat Grip
    I can shoot that way, however, the de-cocker hump on my Sig P226 gives me fits so I hold it like a revolver, thumb over thumb. My LCP is too tiny so it's, yup, you guessed it, thumb over thumb.
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    There is really nobody using that particular grip these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    There is really nobody using that particular grip these days.
    I would probably try to sneek that grip in on a narrowish single stacked and largish 1911 style gun but only when folks aren't watching.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doghandler View Post
    I can shoot that way, however, the de-cocker hump on my Sig P226 gives me fits so I hold it like a revolver, thumb over thumb. My LCP is too tiny so it's, yup, you guessed it, thumb over thumb.
    Hey, it's not my fault Sig has all their controls backward!

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    The gun class I took was really dead set AGAINST tea cupping. it took some time to get it right. I use a RugerSR40C and the 9 Rnd magazine has the pinky extension on it.
    My friend was having me use his 1911 to get an idea of a good grip, and trigger pull.

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