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Post by binski on 2/19/2013, 1:43 pm

Hey board.This my first post here.Old shooter coming from high power rifle.I've been messing with some pistol shooting lately,and talked my son into using his Gold Cup, until I can get a pistol to have built into a Bullseye gun.I"ve been shooting air pistol most of this winter indoors and have seen a little,(very little),improvement so far.I looked with the search tool but can't find anything on what is or how do you get a locked wrist?I figured I better get it right before I go much further. Thanks binski

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Post by DavidR on 2/19/2013, 3:40 pm

have you read the articles on the bullseye encyclopedia, a link to it is in the forum header, tips from all the past and present tops in the sport.
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Post by binski on 2/19/2013, 5:00 pm

Hi Dave.Thats kind of why I'm asking.Most of the articles mention,that you should lock your wrist!But I'm not sure that I am doing it right.Is it just tightening your grip pressure?What I'm doing is,grip the pistol then almost tip barrel forward or down.Want to get it right before I get to far in to this. Thanks binski

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Post by DavidR on 2/20/2013, 9:45 am

everybody's individual hold is unique, the important thing is being able to work the trigger finger without moving the other fingers, practice will tell you what works best for you.
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Post by FredB on 2/20/2013, 10:44 am

There are fundamental questions of anatomy involved. IMHO, you can lock your knees or your elbows, but you shouldn't, and you can't lock your wrist, but you should. The wrist simply is not constructed so it can be truly locked. However it should be kept as rigid as possible, which I suppose is what people mean when they say to "lock" it. The problem with using that word is that people tend to take it literally and search for some wrist position/angle that feels "locked". There is an extremely drooped position that gives that illusion, but you will find that it's not consistent, and it's certainly not useful for Bullseye. I think DavidR gave the best practical advice on this topic - keep your wrist as rigid as possible in the way that works best for you.

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Post by fredw4 on 3/18/2013, 7:39 pm

Try this link and go about half way down the article and there are two sections on "fixing the wrist". Good luck.

http://www.pilkguns.com/anatoli.shtml

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Post by DeweyHales on 3/19/2013, 3:37 pm

Think of it as firm instead of locked. Adjust the arm at the shoulder and not at the joints between there and the gun.
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Post by binski on 3/19/2013, 9:38 pm

I was at the range today and used two different methods of gripping the pistol.My old way with a forward canted wrist worked OK with a reddot sighted .22.But not worth a darn with my .45.So I went back to gripping very firmly with both guns.I have to ramp up the training.My first try at Bullseye is still 5 weeks out,and I'm still working on loads for the match. binski

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