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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by RWBlue, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    Show me your grip on your 1911.
    Not "the grip".
    You holding the gun.
    I am interested in the thumb side when using extended slide release and safety levers.
     
  2. Quack

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  3. bac1023

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    Which one is you Quack?

    I grip my 1911 the exact same way, trying to keep my thumbs pointed at the target.
     
  4. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    the one with the 1911 :rofl:

    in the first pic, i'm in the blue rain jacket, and knedrgr is in the green jacket.

    despite haven't a lower round count, the 1911 won against Glocks in both "lumberjack" matches :supergrin:

    vs. knedrgr
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    vs our friend Evan (ran out of ammo after 3 full mags for his G22)
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  5. Hokie1911

    Hokie1911 >

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    I don't worry about where my thumb is pointing...just my BANGSTICK.

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  6. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    and if the OP is a lefty, this is what it would look like:

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  7. polizei1

    polizei1 It WAS Quack

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    Only thing I can say is that Quack's grip looks very good. How the Marine Corps has taught me is the same way Quack is gripping, except instead of both thumbs being "online" with one-another, put the left thumb over the right thumb. Both thumbs point to the target.

    Try that Quack...you might not like it, but in my experience and apparently the Marine Corps', it gives a tighter fit to the pistol. I believe this also forces someone to not limb-wrist.
     
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  8. bac1023

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    :rofl::rofl:
     
  9. bac1023

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    :rofl::rofl:
     
  10. ron59

    ron59 Bustin Caps

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    Not to hijack the thread... but what is a LUMBERJACK match? Is the idea to "chop down" the target stands? Because that looks like what you did there.
     
  11. Quack

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    yep, shoot the leg out of one of the target stands.
    It's what our trainer does at the end of his classes.
     
  12. Hokie1911

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    The target dude in the green t-shirt looks like Ron Jeremy. :rofl:
     
  13. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    Thumb is on top of the safety right?
     
  14. Quack

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    yep...on top of the thumb safety
     
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  15. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    Thanks, a so called "professional" was showing me something wrong.
     
  16. Quack

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    i'm not a professional, nor claim to be.

    here's a friends wife on her first trip to the range. i worked with her and she shot better than her husband. she kept locking her elbows, but she shot the G24 really well.

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    How things have changed since that class...

    I have the same grip as Quack. Both thumbs forward. Primary hand on top of the thumb safety, while the support hand is on the frame.

    Sling shot FTW, I don't use the slide release.
     
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    we should get the group together for another class.
     
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    Here's a pic of knedrgr when he was shooting my TRP back in 2006 and before he owned any guns. he changed his grip and his shooting greatly improved.

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  20. knedrgr

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    I'm gamed for that. It would be nice to see that certificate from the first class... :upeyes: