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So I’ve been a Photographer for decades like 4 plus and I guess this depends on if your range shooting or in self defense mode. You guys can enlighten me but it’s always been if you pull your arms out in front of you than your less stable and hard to control being steady regardless gun or camera. I’ve always tucked my elbows in for stability. In other words I dont fully extend my arms. I’m steady as a rock from all that. I’m good on the range too . Now is it better or worse when we get to self defense. I would think that a bad guy could have a much easier time knocking your firearm out of your control than it being tucked closer to you where your in a stronger position.
im not trained with firearms like the instructors here and advanced shooters. Just wondering what is right or wrong.
Many might not agree because it doesn’t conform to the modern, popular norm but I’ve been shooting for well over a half century and trained myself to use a one handed sideways target-type stance: 1) Narrow profile is a smaller target for an adversary. 2) I won’t get hit in both hands at once – still have my free hand available to pick up the gun and shoot and 3) I’m not exposing all my most vital organs at once. I carry a very controllable 9mm and can draw and get off all shots in the black at 21 feet in a matter of seconds. Works for me – jus’ sayin.
Great article! I tend toward the Chapman because I find that the alignment of my right eye (dominant), straight right arm, and sight picture helps me be most accurate (as accurate as I can be lol).Hello all, here is today's article posted on TheArmoryLife.com. It is titled Top 5 Pistol Shooting Stances and can be found at https://www.thearmorylife.com/top-5-pistol-shooting-stances/.
Great article! I tend toward the Chapman because I find that the alignment of my right eye (dominant), straight right arm, and sight picture helps me be most accurate (as accurate as I can be lol).