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Pistol Shooting Stances : How to Take the Modified Weaver Pistol Shooting Stance


Now, we’ve done the weaver and we’ve done
the isosceles. What we’re going to do is the modified weaver, which can be done right leg
or left leg, whichever. If you’re right handed or left-handed it doesn’t matter. This is
really not different than the actual weaver. It’s just a little bit more exaggerated where
you’re going instead of bringing the foot only slightly, you’re bringing it back a tad
bit more and you may be spreading your base just a hair outside of your shoulders. You’re
not over exaggerating out to here, but yet you’re just within the realm of shoulder width
apart but slightly on the outside. You bring your strong foot back a little bit further.
Almost as if you’re getting ready to run type of position. From this position, I have stability
not as stable if I had my foot brought in a little bit more because my center of gravity
is below my hips so it kind of throws that out of kilter. Depending upon the situation
that I’m in or what I’m using this stance for, it may be conducive to what I’m doing.
From this position here, I would draw my firearm into a modified weaver and I’m bladed a little
bit more. I’m actually turning my upper body to almost make myself a little bit smaller
as I engage my target, all while leaning into it. This is the modified weaver where I’m
punching out and turning my body at the same time. My weight is on this foot, where as
before it’s pretty much distributed a little bit evenly. A little bit more on this leg
than probably I would like to have but again, this stance may be conducive to what type
of training you’re doing or what you’re doing. Whether it’s recreational training or some
type of training, it may work for whatever you’re into. Those are the 3 types of stances.
The weaver, the isosceles, and the modified weaver.

17 thoughts on “Pistol Shooting Stances : How to Take the Modified Weaver Pistol Shooting Stance

  1. @jmangle Didn't original weaver call for thumbs crossed because it was designed to be used with 1911's, which have easily activated thumb safeties?

  2. @EthanXin

    The thumbs crossed grip is rather outdated and you don't see it in modern competition handgun shooting nearly as much. The thumbs married grip is rather modern as it was widely adopted after many of the best competition shooters used it.

  3. @xxReaverXXCerberusxx Whether he has no hair or he's black, I'm sure he's better shooter than you or sniperrule89. I'm black and bald to, and neither of you can compete with me in any competition.

  4. @carryglock It cuts muzzle flip by directing the recoil leverage into your shoulder and body instead of your wrist. It's a very common tactic.

  5. Good Job on all vids informative and to the point, having military background myself I feel it was well presented keep up the good work.

  6. @faffaflunkie My point was to always practice shooting at center of mass. It gives you greater chance of hitting your target. In the heat of battle fine muscle control is the first thing to go, along with that goes your ability to aim precisely. Sure a head shot will almost guarantee the threat stops immediately, but your chances of hitting it are slim. Drills and practice of point shooting will help tremendously. I wasn't meaning to rag on you, my apologies if it came out that way

  7. @faffaflunkie Every round you fire carries your liability with it until it stops, may that be in the bad guy, tree, wall, or a person down the street you are responsible for it. Not to mention a miss hitting the bad guy does nothing to stop the attack. Why aim for a small(head) target with greater chance of not hitting it and sending a round wild, when you can aim for a target 3 times the size(chest or COM) and increasing your chance to stopping the attack. And yes get a lawyer and shut up.

  8. You have no idea what you're talking about. The Modified Weaver is THE standard stance taught to Law Enforcement. You clearly don't know what the Weaver stance is or you wouldn't even be saying this nonsense. Next time, YOU do some research. Idiot.

  9. This is such a natural, aggressive, and stable stance. I don't understand how the Modern Isosceles is claimed to be the "better" stance by many – specifically LEO instructors.

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