An individuals’ grip on a pistol will differ for a number of reasons. Anatomical makeup, injuries, grip strength, and forearm strength all contribute to variances in how a person grips their handgun.
There are subtleties to every shooters approach, some have honed their craft and excel in the world of competition shooting. However, many are still trying to figure out what works for them on the shooting range. One common question is whether you should close an eye when you shoot?
There is some confusion about the identifying characteristics for various handgun sizes. However, there are no hard and fast industry rules about which pistol fits into what category. With that said, there are 4 different sizes of automatic handguns; full size, compact, sub-compact, and pocket pistols.
Proper shooting technique starts with your setup. Among other things, your setup includes your shooting stance and how you grip your handgun. But what is the proper technique to grip a pistol for shooting accuracy?
Many modern handguns, including some revolvers, come with the three-dot system of sighting from the factory. Of course, many shooters abandon this method immediately. Often opting for something more expensive and easier to use like a red-dot or a laser sight. However, if you don’t have that kind of money, a 3-dot sight may be your only option for a time.