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Re: Arms in pistol shooting

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Posted by tommyg ( on October 04, 2007 at 17:15:18:

In Reply to: Arms in pistol shooting posted by Dave Woolridge on October 04, 2007 at 14:48:23:

: Hi All

: I have begun shooting.22 standard pistol. Can someone explain what I am supposed to be doing with my arm from the wrist back to the shoulder?

: Thanks Dave

OK. first is your grip it must be firm enough to allow the pistol to recoil properly but loose enouhg to allow circulation in your fingers and hands ( no white knuckles)

try to keep your wrist locked.

arm should be fully extended and raised enough to bring the pistol sites into your line of sight ( try not to move your head to get your site picture but raise your pistol into the proper sight picture)

elbow should be striaght and frim but not locked, as this will cause the muscles to shake

when raising the pistol make sure that everything is done with the arm extended and use your Deltoids/trapezius muscles to lift and hold , try not to shrug your sholders though

now depending on your stance perference, coaching, physical condition, etc.. some people rotate the shoulder forward when the pistol is raised but usually these people have a stance that places their body perpendicular to the target.

hope this helps


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