04-17-2014, 02:07 PM
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Louisville, Ky
Interesting FTF Cause/Theory
I've been watching a DVD by Patrick Kilcherman about improving accuracy with a handgun. Good stuff. Pretty detailed about every aspect of stance, grip, sighting, etc. Mostly common sense, but one thing he said really made my ears perk up.
In discussing grip, he said you can A) Squeeze too tight which causes you to shake. B) Grip it perfectly (like me of course) which is 60% support hand 40% trigger hand or....C) Limp wrist it!
So, why is that interesting? He says that for your slide to recoil fully, it requires that the gun be held firm and stationary. In other words, if your gun moves backward at the same time as your slide, it won't fully rack.
Obviously, that isn't the only cause of all FTFs....but it could be a contributing factor. I just thought it was interesting.
(Let the "limp-wrist" jokes commence.)
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