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    Pillows are my simulation for sand bags, and "red shirt" says to tell ya she was simulating a revolver! LOL

    Poor gal with eyes closed, didn't do much damage to the target in live fire. She was scared to death. She's coming back for practice.

    Thanks for keeping an eye out for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by highvoltage View Post
    Looks a little bit like Albert Einstein:


    LOL, well my guy is no Einstein for sure, but you have a point there.
    "I dislike death, however, there are some things I dislike more than death. Therefore, there are times when I will not avoid danger" Mencius"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zsnake View Post
    Pillows are my simulation for sand bags, and "red shirt" says to tell ya she was simulating a revolver! LOL

    Poor gal with eyes closed, didn't do much damage to the target in live fire. She was scared to death. She's coming back for practice.

    Thanks for keeping an eye out for me!

    Revolver or not "Do Not Cross Thumbs!!!!!"

    Let's be safe.
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    "The Basics of Pistol Shooting", NRA Publication NR40830EF13270......

    Page 71.


    It goes on to say "to facilitate cocking the hammer on the revolver."

    Input welcome on this subject.

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    There are numerous grip techniques out there. I was taught the "Fist Grip" myself:

    Fist Grip
    Grip the weapon as in one handed. The non firing hand aligns its fingers with the firing hand and the thumb is laid alongside the firing thumb.

    Weaver grip
    Same as the Fist grip but the non firing thumb crosses and interlocks with the firing thumb.
    We were encouraged to adopt the fist grip since we were told it aids in accuracy. Not sure how true that is, I suppose use a grip that is most comfortable and accurate for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highvoltage View Post
    There are numerous grip techniques out there. I was taught the "Fist Grip" myself:



    We were encouraged to adopt the fist grip since we were told it aids in accuracy. Not sure how true that is, I suppose use a grip that is most comfortable and accurate for you.

    If you ever switch to an automatic, that will be a very difficult habit to break.

    I do NOT agree with "Use a grip that is comfortable"

    I was taught (wrongly) to do the same thing 40 years ago. I switched to an automatic and have the scars on my thumb to this day after crossing them and catching the slide....twice! Painful and takes quite a while to heal.


    Do it right.

    Don't want to be argumentative, but don't like seeing people hurt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAT40 View Post
    Well at least one guy understood the safety lesson.
    I thought the same thing.

    But I need to understand more.

    Will I know when I have a water pistol, toy gun, or a real gun in my hand?
    Is it bad for me to point a water pistol at you? An Airsoft? And pull the trigger.
    Or, now that I carry, should I never handle any gun, be it toy or real, in an unsafe matter? Or shot someone with a stream of water? Will I pick up a bad habit?
    Will I be like that cop that shot that young man in the back while he was laying face down, with his duty weapon, and not his taser.
    This is posted as a rhetorical question so as not to steal the good post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trumpetchuck View Post
    If you ever switch to an automatic, that will be a very difficult habit to break......
    The Fist Grip is a bad habit?

    It lays both thumbs parallel to each other alongside the frame. I think I've missed something.

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    No, I quoted wrong, I was referring to the crossed thumbs and using what is most comfortable.

    Doing it right might not be the most comfortable (at first) but it is the best way to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trumpetchuck View Post
    No, I quoted wrong, I was referring to the crossed thumbs and using what is most comfortable.

    Doing it right might not be the most comfortable (at first) but it is the best way to go.
    Ah, I see.

    I'm sensing what others have posted before about standardized training. Sounds like too many different teaching methods out there, and multiple techniques. I'm wondering if we'll ever see that.

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