Thursday, March 22, 2012

Draw Time

A stunning example of how not
to grip a pistol. This is so bad it's hard
to look at.
I was able to get out for a few hours yesterday afternoon for my midweek practice session. I wanted to work on my draw. In my post about the steel plates match this past Saturday I mentioned that I was having some issues with a consistent draw and grip that day. Working on that today I noticed something helpful. When shooting without a cover garment I have typically placed my right arm and hand in pretty much the same position I would with cover. You know, arm naturally at my side and arm extended a few inches from my body. But today I tried something a little different. Instead of holding my arm out so that it did not touch the gun handle. I broght my arm in just enough so that the inside of my arm would barely touch the grip of my pistol. When the buzzer went off I would be able to find my grip much faster. Looking at the times, I believe I decreased my typical time for the first shot by about .20 – .30 secs or so. This may be a common technique. I really don't know. I'll have to look around and see. But it seems to work for me.

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