My thumbs press inward towards the barrel. Is that OK? I took my support index finger off the trigger guard and overlapped it on the strong middle finger and that does feel more natural thanks.70% - 30% (support/strong hand) is where the grip should be coming from.
Make sure those thumbs are just along for the ride, and are not "pushing down" as you'll notice the barrel will dip and your shots will be a tad bit low.
Other than that, hard to say without seeing you dry fire live.
As someone else said, index that finger. Seems your support (I hate the term 'weak') index finger overlaps your trigger finger, making it an extra step to move it to index your trigger finger so might want to take that off the trigger guard? Again, less movement = better.
If I am following you correctly you are saying to have my support hand cup the bottom of the grip in a way that a hand could cup water. Is that what you are saying? Sorry if I have misunderstood.The way your hands are in the pic, hold your gun that way, open or point all fingers on your left hand. Twist your entire left hand until your fingers are pointed down, then re-grip the gun. They don't need to be pointed straight down, this is just to help with recoil management. The palms of your hands should cover the entire grip of the gun, The more gaps you have, the less recoil management you have.
Try to get your palms to match up with each other. This will also take your left index finger off the trigger guard, helping you to be able to properly index your trigger finger.
no, just lower your weak side hand so your index finger is below the trigger guardIf I am following you correctly you are saying to have my support hand cup the bottom of the grip in a way that a hand could cup water. Is that what you are saying? Sorry if I have misunderstood.
Thanks,,,,, I was under the impression that my thumbs here needed for support. I'm glad to know I can relax them when I shoot. I was trying to use them to help with recoil. I had a few FTE and was sure it was due to limp writings. Thats why I was sure I needed a new grip.This! My instructor always used to yell at me, "Your thumbs are just along for the ride!"
Took awhile for it to sink in, but once it did I could place my shots on target for more reliably than before.
yes, I tend to go Weaver more than Isoceles, but my CC instructor recomended trying to concentrate on Isoceles. I dont know why, but Weaver just feels more naturalWith the weaver stance isn't the weak foot more forward than the strong foot and then the weak shoulder more forward than the dominant shoulder?
Im a new shooter and havent tried the isosceles yet. Thanks for the insights. Looks like I need to make it to the range again before my CCW class next week. :hand10:What I have learned (from experience) is that isosceles is more a more stable shooting platform. I also preferred weaver until I was recommended by my academy range instructor to adopt the isosceles (somewhat) stance. It is more mobile, without losing your master firing grip, and much much better at recoil management. It was very uncomfortable to use at first, but my shooting has improved quite a bit since using it.