by NRA Staff -
Sunday, July 15, 2012
In today’s handgun world, there are two main upright shooting stances-the Isosceles and the Weaver-from which other stances have evolved. While the Weaver is probably better known, the Isosceles is more commonly taught to beginners.
Stand facing the target with your feet shoulder width apart.
Bend your knees slightly.
Extend the handgun fully toward the target keeping your arms straight and locked.
With your shoulders squared, your arms form the perfect isosceles triangle from which the stance receives its name.
The arms form a triangle, which is where the Isosceles gets its name.
Stand with your feet shoulder width apart with your strong-side leg slightly back in what is often called a boxer’s stance.
Angle your support arm’s shoulder toward the target.
Bend your knees while keeping your body weight slightly forward.
Grasp the gun using opposite pressure with both hands.
Keep both elbows bent with the support elbow pointing downward.
Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. Your strong-side leg can be slightly behind the weak-side leg.
Keep your shoulders squared with the target.
Grasp the handgun using opposite pressure with both hands.
Lock the shooting arm forward while keeping the support arm bent with the elbow close to the body and pointing down.
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