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Weaver? Modified Weaver (locking your elbow on your primary arm)? Isosceles? Another hybrid or your own funky style? And why? Just curious why you decided on the stance you use. Fire away!
 

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I started with and continue using the standard Weaver stance. For me it's all about comfortably and quickly getting to my natural point of aim. I do that best with the Weaver. I'm right handed and right eye dominant so the Weaver stance drops my eye right in line with my sights without much effort.

I struggle to get comfortable with the modified Weaver and especially the isosceles. The isosceles really messes up my aim for some reason.
 

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I have the same problem with isosceles. I just can't get comfortable with it. Another vote for the Weaver here.
 

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Gangsta style - one handed and gun held sideways.



For target practice - shown in avatar. And for real life scenario which I hope I never have to experience, of course, what OD said.
 

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What are we talking about? Combat? Target? Hunting?

I do what I need to do at the time it needs done.
 
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Target mainly. But also the stance you'd default to if a situation allows you to execute a proper draw.
Weaver for target. But for combat shooting, I have learned there is no proper draw as we like to think of it.

I have a technique for shooting that allows for natural protection of my vitals, if, caught out in the open, and without the ability to find cover. This is a natural flowing and melting technique that is a mdified Weaver.

And the other technique is a one handed up close and fast shooting technique that lends itself to moving and shooting, as the situation calls for.
 
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The situation will dictate what my stance is. I believe that consistency breeds efficiency. I use a modified Isosceles
 
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Weaver for target. But for combat shooting, I have learned there is no proper draw as we like to think of it.

I have a technique for shooting that allows for natural protection of my vitals, if, caught out in the open, and without the ability to find cover. This is a natural flowing and melting technique that is a mdified Weaver.

And the other technique is a one handed up close and fast shooting technique that lends itself to moving and shooting, as the situation calls for.
Please elaborate if you can. Front arm elbow more bent than normal and close to the body, for example?
 

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I believe in Bruce Lee's philosophy;
“Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.

Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”
 

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Like all these guys have said, there are many variables depending on the circumstance. The bodies natural reaction to a threat, (If it comes straight at you from the front) is to bend the knees a little to lower your center of gravity, shift your weight forward to repel the threat, and put your hands up to block the threat. Now, do this and add a gun in your hands. This is working with what the body does naturally. There are so many directions from which a threat could present itself, that you shouldn't become locked in to one particular stance and expect it to solve every problem because it won't. Add in to the mix whatever position you might be in when trouble presents itself, and you can imagine how many different angles are involved. Long story short, whatever position your in ,or can imagine, practice with the mindset that you are being attacked and are repelling a threat, not shooting paper.
 
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Modified Weaver...the way I was taught. I have a more difficult issue with "grip".....I don't recall a thumbs-forward anything when I learned to shoot. It was more Thumbs down and over one another when I was taught. These things tend to be "trendy" as much as proven effective over years.......No matter what I employ, it will be less than really talented shooters....I try to remain open and teachable, but like guns themselves, there is an undeniable "emotional/subjective element that folks like to deny, or we'd all shoot exactly the same guns......99% of us will never use a firearm in defense of our lives, and I'm convinced that if we're predestined to survive a gunfight, it is doubtful we'll know exactly what grip or stance we actually used. I'm thinking it will be ugly and providential we made it through...................Sandpiper
 
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