2-handed shooting, grip technique

2-handed shooting, grip technique

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    2-handed shooting, grip technique

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    Guys, when shooting two handed, do you use your support hand for anything useful? Like to aim, resist flinching, etc - or just "support"?

    Kind of if you use your off hand to hold/direct THE GUN, or to hold/direct your primary hand?

    Just wonderin. Any tips/tricks/techniques y'all would care to share ?

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    Never really paid too much attention to it, but now that you mention it. I tend to use my off hand for support, and assist in aiming. Looking forward to seeing what some more experienced shooters have to say though!
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    Thumbs forward!

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    My support hand is primarily used for recoil control. As posted above, thumbs forward, with wrist straight.

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    For me the proper grip of a pistol has always come natural, but I've seen other folks at the range holding their guns in various ways, but they're still able to hit the targets just as well. I suppose whatever works for each individual is fine.
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    Perhaps I am a bit unconventional, but I use a "push-pull" two-handed grip. My strong hand grips my 1911, pushing forward and my weak hand wraps my strong hand knuckles while my weak index finger is on the trigger guard pulling back. I started this grip in my academy class (step into the Wayback Machine for this one...) and have used it ever since. I get great control in rapid fire, multiple target engagements.
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    Help support and steady a pistol.
    Same as above with a revolver plus off hand thumb to cock revolver for quick fire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by semperfi.45 View Post
    Thumbs forward!

    Like this, but my thumbs are closer together...primary hand holds, but the secondary hand applies the pressure...
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