A Good Two-Minute Video On Effective Shooting Stance

A Good Two-Minute Video On Effective Shooting Stance

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    A Good Two-Minute Video On Effective Shooting Stance

    The seventy-percent weight thing is the only subjective suggestion in the entire video. Not bad, merely subjective.

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    Well done.....open sights are now obsolete, so everyone is using the Red Dot even on their CCW's.
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    Good video. It is one of the few I have seen that actually gets itd right in my opinion especially by avoiding the excessive shoulder forward movement and by not locking th elbows. I really got tired of trainers who preach rigid and extreme stances.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xXxHeavy View Post
    Well done.....open sights are now obsolete, so everyone is using the Red Dot even on their CCW's.
    Not everyone. Some days, I do, some days, I don't. Today is a do-day, with the Glock 17/Leupold DeltaPoint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1942bull View Post
    Good video. It is one of the few I have seen that actually gets itd right in my opinion especially by avoiding the excessive shoulder forward movement and by not locking the elbows. I really got tired of trainers who preach rigid and extreme stances.
    You are right. I find the perfectly square stance unnatural, and even little fatiguing. The "athletic stance" isn't the same for everyone. I shoot more consistently with my right foot somewhat back. I totally abandoned trying to lock the elbows last year.

    It basically negates much of what was thrown at us in a class I took a year ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nifty View Post
    You are right. I find the perfectly square stance unnatural, and even little fatiguing. The "athletic stance" isn't the same for everyone. I shoot more consistently with my right foot somewhat back. I totally abandoned trying to lock the elbows last year.

    It basically negates much of what was thrown at us in a class I took a year ago.
    We ar on the same page. I keep my feet at shoulder width with my left foot slinky forward and the toe of my right foot even with the heel of left foot. In the Corps when I trained on the 1911 we used a modified Weaver stance with the elbows flexed and a foot arrangement like described above. I think today that call it a modified Isosceles stance. If you are a viewer of Paul Harrell videos on YouTube you will see a stance like I described. He was trained in the Corps too.
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    And all this time they told me I was doing it wrong. Hmmm.🤔
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    I've always felt that comfortable and balanced were the main points in stance. I've seen a lot of new styles come and go. What works for one person, may not work for the next. Find what's comfortable and steadies you...then focus on the rest of shooting.
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    Being relaxed and balanced enhances stability naturally, and keeping the elbows unlocked allow them to absorb rather than pass on the recoil. Works for me.
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    Good video. It basically shows a fighting stance. Wide stable platform, leaning into the threat, center of gravity slightly lowered. Personally I don't find it relaxing to stand that way, it automatically gets me in fight mode, which is a good thing for defensive shooting practice IMO.
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    Well done.....open sights are now obsolete, so everyone is using the Red Dot even on their CCW's.
    I'm a red dot convert. The combination of being able to stay risk focused and providing a way for my eyes to shoot accurately is worth it. It's not ideal for everyone, and takes time to get presentation down, but for me it's the best solution at this stage of life. Others mileage may vary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    The seventy-percent weight thing is the only subjective suggestion in the entire video. Not bad, merely subjective.

    What don't you like about the seventy percent part?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Novarider View Post
    What don't you like about the seventy percent part?
    It is something that cannot be accurately measured, learned or taught.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    It is something that cannot be accurately measured, learned or taught.
    So not the act of putting weight on the balls of your feet just the percentage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Novarider View Post
    So not the act of putting weight on the balls of your feet just the percentage?
    Right. How does one gauge seventy percent, or sixty, vs. eighty?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    Right. How does one gauge seventy percent, or sixty, vs. eighty?
    By the seat of their pants.

    I'm not an rmr/dot pistol shooter. Tried em, I'm slower at combat distances than slightly below line of sight with no better accuracy.

    Good thing the people I shoot against haven't seen this bent elbows video, there may be more that beat me at the tac matches with my using locked elbows
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