sj_ripples wrote:Weaver stance or no? Thoughts? Personally I think it feels weird.
Whatever feels comfortable.
Personally, I run a freestyle stance that is kind of a modified isosceles, but for years I shot Weaver, which is actually closer to square than most people realize. Feet about shoulder width apart, bring the gun from the holster to the midline, both hands meet, and press out, driving the gun forward and up. Try not to drop your head into the "tactical turtle" that a lot of folks do. You have a neck and your hands can reach your face. You don't need to scrunch up. Drive the gun out, pick up the front sight/dot/whatever and get to shooting.
However, I feel pretty comfortable shooting from all positions including just an average standing position. All I care about is a press-out that allows sight alignment and controlling the trigger, it's the only thing that matters in shooting quickly, is a consistent ability to control your gun.
I think stance is over thought and over taught, especially with a handgun. A handgun weighs 40 ounces maximum and produced maybe 300-400 ft lbs of energy (most produce much less). If you cannot drive it out and hang on to it from any stance, you're jolly well fucked, anyways. Same story with most rifles today, an AR or AK doesn't produce considerable felt recoil. Drive it out squared off to the body, align the sights, and get shooting. A shotgun is a little different but can be run with the same square stance as a rifle/pistol with work.