Sometimes, the firearms training industry gets in a rut…and people get very emotional about techniques that they read about or see on videos without ever testing them.
One of the sacred cows of gun training is that you should squeeze the life out of your pistol, get as much meat on metal as possible, and push in from the sides to manage recoil effectively.
I heard, believed, and taught that for years.
I’ve never been married to a specific technique…only to the most effective and efficient technique, so when Larry Yatch and Beau Doboszenski showed me the “Vice Grip,” I tested and adopted it.
The Vice Grip applies force in the same plane as the recoil forces of the gun (forward and backwards) to give you the most mechanical advantage.
You get better recoil management with less effort than if you squeeze in from the side.
But people dismiss it without actually trying it.
So I took things to the extreme…
and I’m going to show you how you can effectively manage recoil…even from a .45…with only 2 fingers touching the grip and nothing touching the sides of the gun. Keep in mind, this is NOT a how-to video. It’s a demonstration.
When you squeeze 100% with your shooting hand, one of the things that happens is that your trigger finger doesn’t move freely…when you try to press the trigger, your other fingers and sometimes your wrist will flex with it, throwing your shot off.
But if you could squeeze with less force, applied more intelligently, you can have better recoil management and faster, more accurate followup shots.
If you haven’t seen the video on grip yet, I encourage you to check it out by clicking >HERE<
by Mike Ox
Mike Ox is an avid defensive and competitive shooter who has co-created several firearms training products, including Dry Fire Training Cards, Dry Fire Fit, 21 Day Alpha Shooter, and See Faster, Shoot Faster. His brain based training focuses on accelerated learning techniques for shooting as well as controlling brain state and brain chemistry for optimal performance in extreme stress situations. Learn more about dynamic dry fire training for defense and competition at www.DryFireTrainingCards.com/blog