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Are You Gripping Your CCW Pistol Correctly?

Are You Gripping Your CCW Pistol Correctly?

Shot placement and grip are not related.  As long as the trigger is pulled, the bullet doesn’t care how your hand grips your gun.  That said, for fast follow-up shots, tight shot placement, etc., grip does come into play.   No concealed carrier plans on taking down his target with the first round.  We always…

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Proper Grip: Get Your DIP and Cam Correct

Proper Grip: Get Your DIP and Cam Correct

When shooting with a two-handed grip, some new shooters seem to naturally rest the tip of their support index finger well below their DIP on the front of the trigger guard. With some new students, I must continuously remind them that they are doing this. Most do not realize they are doing it. But, is…

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Skilled Marksmanship... It’s Just “Plane” Simple

Skilled Marksmanship… It’s Just “Plane” Simple

As a former police sergeant, national competitive master shooter, police firearms instructor and now an NRA Certified Instructor who teaches civilians everything from NRA Basic Pistol to advanced defensive handgun skills, I have developed the concept of thinking in terms of a “plane” that I use when I am teaching students at all levels.  And…

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Proper Grip: Guidelines & Techniques for Recoil Control

Proper Grip: Guidelines & Techniques for Recoil Control

Of the fundamentals of shooting, the Stance and Grip are the most important for reducing felt recoil. Once you have decided on your solid stance, your grip is the next important key to master for controlling recoil. Individuals usually hold a firearm the way they pick it up, without much thought to how much their…

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