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1911 Grip Question

Post by Bullseye10X on 2/4/2014, 10:24 am

Do you guys put your thumb on top of the safety lever, or extended out straight below it?  I seem to have more control and less shakiness when I rest my thumb on the safety lever.  The grip feels more "positive"  Tell me how you do it.

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Post by DavidR on 2/4/2014, 11:49 am

what ever helps YOU shoot a better target is the right way.
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Post by dronning on 2/4/2014, 12:21 pm

My thumb does not touch anything even lightly because when I use to rest it on the safety I caught myself increasing thumb pressure during sustained fire.  Now it is more straight and fully relaxed.
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Post by Larry Lang on 2/8/2014, 10:54 am

If you've been shooting a long time you will get a "Popeye" forearm, including an enlarged thumb muscle. Placing your thumb lower will prevent the flexing of that thumb muscle from affecting your grip as much during sustained fire.
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Post by scrum derringer on 2/8/2014, 2:29 pm

Mr. Moody suggested trying to have the thumb touch the middle finger. The reson being that thumb wont move, and anything that moves can hinder consistency. The key point was to do everything the same, everytime.
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Post by Bullseye10X on 2/8/2014, 3:50 pm

I'll try these out.  Thanks again guys.

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Post by james r chapman on 2/9/2014, 7:58 am

Anybody have a Brian Zins grip pic?
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Post by dronning on 2/9/2014, 3:39 pm

They are located here:
http://www.brianzins.com/2010/06/11/grip/
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