Natural and Neutral Foot Position: Handgun Shooting Stance

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Rob Pincus discusses the importance of developing defensive shooting skills without an preference for specific foot position. Unlike target shooting situations, defensive shooting doesn’t always allow for establishing a preferred handgun shooting stance prior to needing to shoot. Rob discusses the advantages of shooting in a neutral position and offers some tips for your handgun shooting stance.

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2 Responses to “Natural and Neutral Foot Position: Handgun Shooting Stance”
  1. Sean Neeld

    Thank for the tips. I grew up shooting with my strong foot forward and it’s still tough to completely break away with that stance. My local police department only trained us to stand with feet shoulder width apart with a slight bend in the knees. While I think that may be more suited towards SWAT applications, it wasn’t for me. Now I’ll go prep and practice what you’ve shown today.

  2. Steve

    It can be noted that this placement of feet is also a key of many fighting stances and is especially found in traditional Japanese arts such as Isshin-ryu. To train this way with a firearm also builds a base for self-defense should we not have a gun and upon which one can launch a first and fight ending ‘defense’.


Tags: Consistency, defensive shooting, Handgun Training, Intuitive Stance, personal defense, pistol shooting, Rob Pincus, shooting stance, shooting technique, Staggered Stance




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