Rob Leatham

Worlds Collide: Proper Grip on 1911

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Team Springfield’s Rob Leatham and PDN’s Rob Pincus offer their guidance on proper grip and presentation of a 1911-style handgun.

Confirmed 9mm advocate Rob Pincus is carrying the Springfield Armory 1911 4” EMP in 9mm. He considers it an evolved 1911. The EMP has shortened the 1911 platform so it works properly with 9mm and .40 calibers.

Getting a good grip on the gun helps with recoil management, consistency of the orientation of the gun, reliability, speed, and accuracy. Everything is enhanced when you grip the gun properly.

If you have a 1911-style handgun, take the safety off as you present the gun to the target, not as you bring the gun up out of the holster. Get a solid high grip, make sure the grip safety is depressed, and you’re good to go.

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