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Proper Shooting Stance / Basic Pistol Shooting


one of the main things I see people do
wrong on the range is a bad shooting stance how’s it going guys welcome back
to the pilot Patriot Channel now while back I decided to do some basic pistol
shooting videos really get back to the fundamentals and show some of you guys
that are either new to shooting or looking for a way to shoot better in
some ways they can improve their fundamentals to do just that if you like
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videos first video in this series was a proper hand gun grip if you want to
check that out I’ll put a link to it right up here at the top of the screen
but today we’re going to be talking about stance now there are two main
stances that are generally acceptable and really give you the proper support
and the proper structure you need to shoot well no the first of these is
called the açaí stance now it starts out similar to any other athletic stance if
you’re an athlete some of this may be familiar to you but you want to start
out with your feet shoulder-width apart and maybe a little bit wider that’s just
going to give you a little more support a little more balanced so feet
shoulder-width apart you want to bend your knees slightly and
you don’t need to get out there and bend your knees too much just bend your knees
slightly give you a little bit more mobility a little bit more balance next
thing you want to do is you want to get your chest out in front of your waist
and what I mean when I say that is a lot of people especially newer shooters
you’ll see them get out there and they’re shooting like this right here
now this is bad for a lot of obvious reasons you’ve really lost your balance
but you’re putting most of your weight behind your feet and as we know when
we’re shooting that guns going to recoil and all that force coming backwards is
really going to make you move even more so you want to get your chest out in
front you want to be slightly bent forward or at least straight up I prefer
to be slightly lean forward now you want to start out with that good grip like we
talked about in the other video but you want to get your arms out straight you
bring your gun up to eye level not your eyes down to gun level you’ll see a lot
of people do something like this right here
where they’re all bent over the super tacticool guys
that’s not necessary you want to bring your gun up to eye level that’s going to
do a few things for you number one it’s going to allow you to
acquire your target a lot faster if I’m already looking at that target and I
bring my sights up to eye level common sense says that my sights would be at
least close to own target and then I can adjust a little bit from there but if
I’m bringing my gun up and my head down then I have to do two things I got to
find the target and I have to find the sights so you want to bring your gun up
to eye level you’re going to lock your arms out straight so lock your arms out
straight you’re going to lock both of these elbows you’re going to lock both
of your wrists that’s very important and what that’s going to do for you is when
that gun tries to recoil it’s going to put a lot more that four straight back
into your arms rather than rising so you want to lock both of those elbows both
of those wrists feet shoulder-width apart slightly lean forward with that
gun up to eye level and that’s a proper saucily stance now one variation of the
isosceles they call it modified isosceles the only difference is you’re
instead of your feet being side by side shoulder width apart you’re going to
bring one foot back a little bit so some people just feel more supported that way
they feel like they have better balance that way so that’s perfectly acceptable
that’s called the modified isosceles everything when my upper body is still
the same the next thing I’m going to talk about is the Weaver stance so it
starts out similar we’re going to have our feet shoulder width apart and what
you’re going to do is you’re going to take your dominant foot and you’ll bring
it back now you don’t want to bring it back too much there’s no reason to be
super wide just bring that dominant foot back a little bit similar to the
modified isosceles you still want to be slightly lean forward and you’re still
bringing your gun up to our level but instead of locking both of those arms
out what you’re going to do is bring your dominant arm out it’s going to be
slightly bent it’s not locked it’s slightly bent and then you’re going to
bring that support arm up and that’s going to be bent at almost a ninety
degree angle so that does bring the gun in a little closer to you
but this is still an acceptable stance a lot of times you’ll see police officers
or military use some variation of a Weaver stance because it is easier to
move when you’re in a Weaver still easier to clear rooms get around
barriers and things like that now one variation of the Weaver and I
prefer this if I’m gonna do a Weaver I prefer the modified Weaver it’s exactly
the same you’re still gonna have one foot back you’re still gonna have your
support arm bent but instead you’re gonna lock that dominant arm and that
dominant wrist to me I thought that gives me more support it’s going to
absorb more of that recoil rather than a bent arm allowing that gun to move my
arm I feel like I’m locked up I have more control over the gun that way so a
modified Weaver looks something like this right here now just to be 100%
honest with you I do prefer an isosceles and I feel like I have much more support
much more control of my gun much more control of my body when I have an
isosceles stance now obviously your situation is going to dictate what you
do depending on the situation you may have to modify that stance a
little bit but those are the four main stances that are generally accepted and
that I’d like to see you do on the range now if you’re getting that good grip why
we showed in the other video and you’re getting that nice supported stance I
promise you when you get out to the range you’re gonna start shooting a
whole lot better and you’re going to see those eight-inch groups tighten up the
four-inch groups 2-inch groups practice makes perfect so make sure you get out
to the range and practice these things now I hope this videos helped you out if
you’re a new shooter if you’re just a guy looking to shoot better up this
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3 thoughts on “Proper Shooting Stance / Basic Pistol Shooting

  1. I've tried both the Isosceles and Weaver stances. None of them work for me πŸ‘Ž. So I stand another kind of way, similar to the Weaver stands…I'm right handed and I bring my right foot forward a little bit (Not back) with a slight bend of the knees. And I shoot great. Does that stand have a name?

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