posted on Dec, 19 2009 @ 12:26 PM
Originally posted by Ausar
if youve ever shot a gun; a powerful handgun:there is much kick, the idea is to straighten the arm fully locking the joints in the elbow before
shooting sideways so the shot has less recoil.
Actually, this is not correct. Few shows on TV ever hold or fire handguns correctly. I too was misguided about shooting, until some older folk help
straighten me out at the range.
With semi autos, you never straighten your arms out or lock your joints. Keep your arms bent, at about 110-115 deg inside angle and bring the firearm
up to eye level, don't cock your neck like your looking through a tube.
You do not turn the firearm to the left (sideways) on a right hand shooter this only ensures that the hot ejected cartridge will spin directly into
your face. You also do not hold one hand under the butt of the handle where the clip ejects, but wrap it gently around the fingers of your other hand
helping support the weapons weight.
In the event of a misfire the force of the misfire will go straight down through the clip into your hand if you have your hand in the hollywood
stance. Make sure the hand that is ready to squeeze the trigger is not too high on the shoulder of the handle, or the slide will tear into your hand.
Lastly do not pull the trigger, you squeeze it like you are squeezing a lemon wedge, when the weapon fires, it should "be surprising", not come as a
surprise since you are holding and pointing a firearm, but unless you fire a bzillion rounds it will startle you. (this doesn't effect aim, as the
projectile has already left the barrel by the time you react by being startled.) Don't worry about the kick of the weapon so much, with semi autos
much of that force is taken up by the slide to chamber the next round.
In ALL cases holding a firearm sideways is absolutely inane. If there were any real advantage to doing so, Beretta would have come up with it in the
past 400 years of firearm manufacture.
The only person I have seen on tv actually hold a firearm correctly of late is the red haired guy on csi miami. In the latter episodes. I don't
actually watch the show, but sometimes you'll see it in a commercial. If you watch his hands and arms, I suspect he took some lessons.