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Advice Pistol Shooting with Titch.

Discussion in 'Air Pistols' started by Titchgamer, May 22, 2011.

  1. Titchgamer

    Titchgamer Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Let us know how you get on :D
     
  2. The_pierced_1

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    Great vid Titch, I didn't realise you were built like a racing snake :laff:

    Loving the Gangsta stance by the way :D

    Roy
     
  3. Crosman Beretta _ Person

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    Titch,

    Has anyone ever told you that you sound just like Jimmy Carr or is it my speakers?

    :D:D:D

    Good vid though!

    :up:
     
  4. Titchgamer

    Titchgamer Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Clues in the username Roy ;)

    Ime a bad azz gangsta yo....
     
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    ....I can't actually see a video or a video link, but after all the funny comments, I feel I'm missing out!
     
  6. Jake190

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    Very informative Titch. Some great tips.
     
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    Very useful Titch thanks, but I have a question or 2.

    I've owned a Webley Typhoon (I know, I know) for several months and both my wife & I have used the first stance that you demonstrated.
    Last week we bought my wife a Crosman 2240 (thanks to the advice on this site) - much lighter, better balanced, no recoil.

    Now for the interesting bit (and the question)

    On both pistols we have 2X20 scopes. Due to the shapes of the pistols & mount positions the distance from the eye to the scope varies by 3 or 4 inches and this makes a huge difference when adopting the first stance (the Crosman scope is like looking in a tunnel).
    The second stance seems better for the Crosman, but - and here is the question:

    How important is it to have your strongest arm at full length? And what would be YOUR recommendations for position when shooting with a scope?

    Basically, to use the scope properly, we need to adopt a more bent arm/elbow approach to the stance, so do you or anyone else have any tips on pistol shooting with a scope?

    Oh, and before the Webley comments come in - Yes, I'm going to upgrade to a 2240 as well.
     
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    Nice one Titch will try those techniques.
     
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  9. Titchgamer

    Titchgamer Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Appologies for the late reply only just seen this :p

    My personal opinion is not to shoot with a scope :p
    I never have used them on a pistol and probably never will.

    However if you need or want to the problem probably lies in the scope itself, Different scopes have different eye relief that is is basic terms how you see the image through the scope with your eye (again everyone is different).
    You can adjust it slightly by pushing the scope further forward or bringing it back slightly.
    Also I would suggest getting a slightly larger scope, 32mm seems to be a good choice for pistols.

    Hope thats some kind of help to you.
     
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    Must be 56k dial up, don't ring to tell him though as the line will be engaged! :p
     
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    As lot people before me have said great video a lot of people just point and hope for the best and surprisingly how many people who have been shooting for a long time jerk the trigger when taking the shot instead of slow gentle pull.
     
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    A good, straight-forward instruction on the essentials of pistol shooting.

    I was taught from my early teens to shoot rifles - but not pistols. I've always (previously) dismissed myself as being any good with a pistol simply because I'd never learned decent technique and because pistol shooting - compared to rifle shooting - seemed haphazard and unnatural for me. Poor results discouraged me from bothering with pistol.

    Reading the thread, I've learned the names of the two most effective standing stances. I'd tried both over the years and prefer the Isosceles stance, supported/unsupported. Much more work required (when I get my own pistol) but the journey will be enjoyable.

    But be grateful for the "Gangsta" stance: if you're ever confronted with it in a side street, you just know that you're relatively safe once you put about 5 metres distance between yourself and the assailing armed clown!
    :laff:
     
  13. StellaArtois Sr

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    Having troubles shooting my HW45 so glad to see this video. Only problem is it's now 22:00 so I had better not 'P' the neighbours off and try it now, it's going to have to wait for the morning.
    I was looking at getting a red dot or another scope for it, but I really don't want to. Hopefully after watching this vid a few more times I should be able to shoot it properly, not using a scope.
     
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    Good video. I enjoyed watching it. I'v since adapted my grip and am seeing improvement.
    Next challenge is one handed!
     
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    Glad to see this is still helping people out.

    Getting old but still works lol
     
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    Cheers Titch.
    I've watched it a couple of times since getting my pistol just over a month ago. It certainly helped me to begin with although I've adjusted my grip a little and i'm now persevering with 1 hand.
    :thumb:
     
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    It's like me really Titch
     
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    As long as her indoors is happy mate LOL
     
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    A newcomer here, very interesting video and some good tips, thanks for sharing.

    A question about the way your hands are positioned, it seems very different to most of the diagrams and videos I've seen, where rather than cup your off-hand under the grip, the hand is positioned covering the grip hand with the thumb alongside below the slide, I've been experimenting with both and the thumb along the side seems to provide better horizontal stability. perhaps it is just me, but I have tried your grip position but I find that sideways movement needs more attention than vertical.
     
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    This is how we do it. Her hands are actually a little low, she should be up higher on the grip under the beaver tail to help reduce muzzle flip. I tend to lock my right arm and pull back against it with my left hand. Sort of makes your right arm bones into a shoulder stock. LH is using the isosceles stance. I originally learned with the Weaver stance which I still think is better for accuracy (for me). I was converted, forcibly, to the isosceles in the law enforcement academy so now, I suppose, I shoot isosceles. Google both and pick what works for you. For me, Weaver is just more stable but isosceles is more natural and allows an easier pivot to your strong side.

    Edited to add: I posted this same pic, full sized and right side up, on a thread I did called "A couple of pics" located in the Gun Gallery, if you want a better view.
     
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