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"Get a Grip: Proper Grip Essential For Shooting Precision"
« on: November 06, 2017, 10:43:32 am »
Latest and greatest pistol grip method: Thumbs forward vs thumb over thumb.
Apparently there is a conflict between NRA instructors and the NRA Training Division over safety concerns when teaching revolver skills.

Tempest in a teapot - or not?   

Take a look at this article and some of the comments from concerned instructors.

https://www.ammoland.com/2017/11/get-a-grip-proper-grip-essential-for-shooting-precision/#axzz4xfLagb00
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    Re: "Get a Grip: Proper Grip Essential For Shooting Precision"
    « Reply #1 on: November 06, 2017, 12:35:41 pm »
    Personally I don't have an issue transitioning from thumbs forward shooting semi-autos to rolling my thumb over the other shooting revolvers they are two very different firearm sounds like Much Ado About Nothing

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    Re: "Get a Grip: Proper Grip Essential For Shooting Precision"
    « Reply #2 on: November 06, 2017, 03:00:47 pm »
    I gotta agree with bignate88.  The grip is fundamentally different, so I don't have a huge issue remembering to roll my thumbs in on a revolver.
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    Re: "Get a Grip: Proper Grip Essential For Shooting Precision"
    « Reply #3 on: November 06, 2017, 05:31:15 pm »
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    Re: "Get a Grip: Proper Grip Essential For Shooting Precision"
    « Reply #4 on: November 06, 2017, 09:19:38 pm »
    The crux of the controversy:

    "Both grips are accurate but to say one grip is the only grip is wrong and here’s why: NRA teaches a consistency method and thumbs forward grip is not. It’s one grip for a semi-automatic pistol but then, when teaching students, must be abandoned when teaching how to properly grip a revolver. If you use a thumbs forward grip on revolver you run the risk of injury due to the gasses exiting the gap between the cylinder and barrel."

    https://www.ammoland.com/2017/11/get-a-grip-proper-grip-essential-for-shooting-precision/#axzz4xhxBK5cb

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    Re: "Get a Grip: Proper Grip Essential For Shooting Precision"
    « Reply #5 on: November 06, 2017, 09:28:15 pm »
    I gotta agree with bignate88.  The grip is fundamentally different, so I don't have a huge issue remembering to roll my thumbs in on a revolver.

    It somewhat amazes me just how awesome muscle memory can be. I completely agree that my hands just grip a revolver correctly with no thought involved.

    I can see how a teaching group like the NRA might have some problems with trying to standardize teaching curriculum. However, if an instructor cannot handle teaching a very basic grip change for a fundamentally different weapon. Then maybe the instructor should not be teaching.
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    Re: "Get a Grip: Proper Grip Essential For Shooting Precision"
    « Reply #6 on: November 06, 2017, 09:54:57 pm »
    If it is a wheelie boom, then I am using a thumb over thumb grip. It's more stable for me and works with heavier loads.

    Thumbs forward works well on semi auto's.

    What will they reach next? Not to train to shooting at the trigger reset because revolvers do not have them, while semi auto's do? It's as if, when comparing the two, they are two mechanically different devices or something  :facepalm /sarcasm text/ .
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    Re: "Get a Grip: Proper Grip Essential For Shooting Precision"
    « Reply #7 on: November 06, 2017, 11:39:31 pm »
    I tend to use the same grip on both, thumbs down.  I really like the thumbs forward on semi's, but the take down notch in the slide tends to eat my thumb.  Yes when I shoot thumbs forward, one or both of my thumbs are ahead of the take down notch, and when I crush grip my thumbs tend to ride on the slide.



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