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  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,697 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    Ok, but if you want, try squaring your body (hips and shoulders) to the target. You can drop your strong foot back a little if you want. Flex your knees and bend at the waist like in the pictures above. This will give you more stability and range of motion. Plus, recoil control. Just a suggestion to take as you will. I'm not a know it all. That's why I used pictures of people much better than I. Good luck and wish you all the best with your son.

    I appreciate any advice. I know you know your stuff.

    I've always just shot informally, I'd like to actually be 'trained'....... Someday.....
    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,697 Senior Member
    I kinda wanted to shoot the one he almost picked. Actually did pick, but then his mother got him looking at a Sig 1911....

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    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    Ok, but if you want, try squaring your body (hips and shoulders) to the target. You can drop your strong foot back a little if you want. Flex your knees and bend at the waist like in the pictures above. This will give you more stability and range of motion. Plus, recoil control. Just a suggestion to take as you will. I'm not a know it all. That's why I used pictures of people much better than I. Good luck and wish you all the best with your son.

    Weaver stance was all the rage at the Air Force qualification course back when I still needed to keep a M9 currency for deployments. I bucked the training and got hounded endlessly by the instructors for staying square to the target during their sweeps in the qualification shoot. Then I shot expert - 5 years in a row - and they started to leave me alone. To this day, I simply cannot, and will not, warm up to a Weaver stance. To each their own, but for me it just feels wrong and never enhanced anything in regimen.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,985 Senior Member
    Six-Gun wrote: »
    Weaver stance was all the rage at the Air Force qualification course back when I still needed to keep a M9 currency for deployments. I bucked the training and got hounded endlessly by the instructors for staying square to the target during their sweeps in the qualification shoot. Then I shot expert - 5 years in a row - and they started to leave me alone. To this day, I simply cannot, and will not, warm up to a Weaver stance. To each their own, but for me it just feels wrong and never enhanced anything in regimen.

    They also teach the "cup and saucer" grip, including to women who can't even get their hand all the way around the M9 grip. I've taught 3 people the "thumbs forward" grip and isosceles stance and saw their scores increase by the end of the range session.
    - I am a rifleman with a poorly chosen screen name. -
    "Slow is smooth, smooth is fast, and speed is the economy of motion" - Scott Jedlinski
  • bruchibruchi Senior Member Posts: 2,581 Senior Member
    jbp-ohio wrote: »
    I'm worried if he keeps buying such $$$ guns, he'll never have enough $$$ to move out!!! :tooth:

    Share your safe with him, give him some rope then turn "his" guns into rent...
    If this post is non welcomed, I can always give you a recipe for making "tostones".
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