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    Default Re: Thumbs Forward, High Grip... The Perfect Grip?

    Quote Originally Posted by mottobaaj View Post
    Interesting read Stevin. When I tried the vogel grip my follow up shots tended to pull to one side. What I find very interesting is that a guy like Doug Koenig talks about gripping the gun just tight enough and working with the natural oscillation of the muzzle. Sure he's a bianchi specialist but he places fairly well in IPSC. I find that I need to grip down hard but I do take from him the consistency of grip lessons.

    He was the 1990 IPSC World Champion - Overall - and there were no Divisions at all at that match. Everyone shot together !

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    Default Re: Thumbs Forward, High Grip... The Perfect Grip?

    Quote Originally Posted by mottobaaj View Post
    Interesting read Stevin. When I tried the vogel grip my follow up shots tended to pull to one side. What I find very interesting is that a guy like Doug Koenig talks about gripping the gun just tight enough and working with the natural oscillation of the muzzle. Sure he's a bianchi specialist but he places fairly well in IPSC. I find that I need to grip down hard but I do take from him the consistency of grip lessons.

    He was the 1990 IPSC World Champion - Overall - and there were no Divisions at all at that match. Everyone shot together !

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    Default Re: Thumbs Forward, High Grip... The Perfect Grip?

    I dont think there will ever be a perfect overall grip. Because what works for one, might just not work for the next guy. By experimenting, one will find what works best for you and your style. I have a "Vogel" type shooting style, with some minor differences. I have a tactical turtle neck thing most of the time, but it works for me. What I have also found is that my strong hand thumb, although pointing forward, is also pointing up, to get a better torque grip up into the back of the gun. Weak hand sits very high on the gun, and it brings in one negative. On my Glock's, my weak hand palm is riding on the slide stop, so my gun never locks back on an empty mag, because of the downward pressure on the slidestop. Not ideal, but I have learned to work with it ! A little pressure onto the frame from the weak hand thumb, helps for when the trigger finger is not as gentle on the trigger as it should be !

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    Default Re: Thumbs Forward, High Grip... The Perfect Grip?

    I would agree that a good grip can improve your performance a lot. It did for me. But then I must add that I'm a multi-discipline shooter and use a variety of different handguns, each of them with a different requirement. The challenge is to find a grip that suits all of these handguns, and that includes revolvers. A finger-forward grip is definite no-no on a 357 or 44 Mag revolver, the blast from the barrel/cylinder gap tends to teach you that lesson very soon. Different requirement may very well dictate a different grip and stance.

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