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Which shooting stance do you prefer Weaver or Isoceles?

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I just wanted to see what everyones preferred method is and if you want to explain why,that's great too.
 

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The AF makes you shoot Weaver but really I shoot somewheres in between the both of them.
 

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Bastardized form of jackass weaver. Works for me especially under stress.
 

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I am definitely in the middle of the 2. Do people shoot pistol high thumb or crossed thumb?
 

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Thumbs high, but pointed slightly forward. Because of my grip it means certain guns are a no-no. SIG's for example because I cant get the slide to lock due to my grip. Beretta's too.

1911's, Glock and HK are fine
 

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I thought I'd be in the minority here, but it seems I'm not.

I don't use the "modified Weaver" exactly like Jeff Cooper taught us - more like half way between that and an icosoles.

And I shoot high thumb.

FWIW, my 1911s wear Gunsite thumb safeties and short triggers. That thumb safety makes everything O-TAY!

Translating to Glock is cake.
 

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I've always believed that if you shoot straight, then your stance is right. Who cares what it's called?
 

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I find that my rifle to hand gun transitions are much faster with Isoceles.
I trained with a friend of mine named larry vickers years back, who changed from weaver to Isoceles around the same time as I did. It helped both are speed to target acquisition dramatically.
I also switched from weaver to isoceles a number of years ago after reading Stress Fire by Massad Ayoob. He contends that isoceles is much easier to get into with a consistent stance under stress. I agree and have been very consistent and successful with isoceles.

Here is a link to the book:

http://www.nononsenseselfdefense.com/NNSDstressfire1full.htm
 

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Learn both as well as one handed. In a gun fight you probably won't have time to adopt a formal stance anyway.
 

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Weaver, isosceles has always felt a little awkward to me. And thumbs crossed.
 

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When I first learned to shoot a pistol (around 1972), Weaver was the way to go. Still use it. Work for me.

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you'd be hard pressed to find anyone who shoots competitively for speed and accuracy that uses weaver anymore. take that for what it's worth.
 

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Here are to great hand gun shooters in a well done article about the hand gun grip. I have competed with dave sevigny many times and have placed 3rd just behind him in a shoot out we had two years ago http://www.handgunsmag.com/tactics_training/combatg_100306/

I love watching sevigny shoot, what a sicko...

I have my g34 set up just like his and man do I love that gun. The warren tactical sights are outstanding.

What do you shoot in competition?
 

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you'd be hard pressed to find anyone who shoots competitively for speed and accuracy that uses weaver anymore. take that for what it's worth.
I take it as,,,,Isosceles works for many people and that's a good thing.
 
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