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Old 01-28-2014, 07:30 AM   #1
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Weaver, modified Weaver or Isosceles?

Which stance do you prefer?

I've never taken a professionally conducted shooting class. I suppose I should.

That being said, before someone, including myself, takes a shooting class and possibly have to either defend his/her stance or change it, which do you prefer? I've always felt most comfortable with a modified Weaver. The isosceles just doesn't feel natural or stable to me. In track, football, anything I've done that required me to be prepared to move forward, my right foot was further back than the left, for push-off.

What say you and why?
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Old 01-28-2014, 08:46 AM   #2
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I shoot isosceles because that's how I learned. I highly recommend getting as much training as possible. Not only will it make you better, it's fun!
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Isosceles for me.
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I am an ex jock. Player football in college and coached for 12 years, high school and junior college level. I use a stance similar to a linebacker or defensive back. Feet shoulder width apart, right foot back to about the arch of the left foot or heal of the left foot. (I am right handed so lefties would be opposite). Toes pointed slightly outward. Your stance must feel comfortable and natural. Bend at the waist about 5 to 10 degrees. Head up focused on the target.

Works for me. That's how I taught me wife and kids, now the grand kids as well. My youngest daughter is a cop and she still shoots that way. They tried to change her stance at cop school until she out shot one of her instructors.
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Old 01-28-2014, 10:26 AM   #5
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I originally learned to shoot using the Weaver stance but as I got older I changed over to the Isosceles stance. When I was younger and had a more flexible body the Weaver served me well but as I aged I found it was getting harder to comfortably cover the area to my left. Switching over to the Isosceles stance I was able to overcome that problem.
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Old 01-29-2014, 03:43 AM   #6
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Isosceles I'm right handed but left eye dominant. my wife and son both shoot weaver.
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Old 01-29-2014, 04:43 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Dude22 View Post
I am an ex jock. Player football in college and coached for 12 years, high school and junior college level. I use a stance similar to a linebacker or defensive back. Feet shoulder width apart, right foot back to about the arch of the left foot or heal of the left foot. (I am right handed so lefties would be opposite). Toes pointed slightly outward. Your stance must feel comfortable and natural. Bend at the waist about 5 to 10 degrees. Head up focused on the target.

Works for me. That's how I taught me wife and kids, now the grand kids as well. My youngest daughter is a cop and she still shoots that way. They tried to change her stance at cop school until she out shot one of her instructors.
I can understand why they tried to get her to change. Presenting the full plate of body armor in a shoot out may increase survivability. Sides/under arm are not nearly as well protected.
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Old 01-29-2014, 05:23 PM   #8
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Which Is Better: The Isosceles or Weaver Stance? - Guns & Ammo

I use a modified Weaver. I find it very comfortable and I can adjust my arm extension to meet the situation, without fundamentally altering my stance.
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Old 01-29-2014, 05:39 PM   #9
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Very informative video! Thanks.
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Old 01-29-2014, 05:49 PM   #10
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Nice video I think it explains the advantages of both forms very well.
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