THE RIGHT GRIP FOR A 1911
Tips on the proper Model 1911 pistol grip by world-champion, Travis Tomasie.
Some common mistakes made by shooters:
- Firing hand isn't high enough on the gun
- Bad geometry of the support hand
Five pointers on proper grip for maximum control:
- Proper geometry of the support hand is key. Make sure all fingers are together, wrapped around firing hand and making contact with the trigger guard.
- Maximum contact with the palm of support hand and grip. The more skin on gun, the better recoil management you will have.
- Rotate support hand wrist forward, so that left thumb points at target. This locks all tendons in place.
- Make sure your hands are as high as you can get them.
- The goal is to get hands as close to the barrel as you can. The higher your hand, the less muzzle flip.