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  1. I get this too with my support hand (left hand) sometimes pulling my sights left when I'm gripping particularly hard. I think it may be caused by you gripping TOO hard, relative to your maximum grip strength.
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    Grip technique/pressure

    I've tried that before, but when I rotate my elbows out, it feels like it pulls a bit of my hand away from the grip. Yeah, but finding it hard to figure out exactly what he's saying. I think I need an even better visual description, or someone physically fixing my grip. No access to professional training, on account of my location. I've been pretty much self taught from the beginning.
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    Grip technique/pressure

    Well, tried a few different grips today, still couldn't find one that the sights come back to alignment naturally. I don't know if I'm still doing something wrong, or if I have unrealistic expectations
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    Grip technique/pressure

    Trying it, and it tires out my support hand upper arm pretty quickly. Not sure if I'm doing it right until I do some live fire at the range...
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    Grip technique/pressure

    So try and press the palms together as if the pistol grip isn't there?
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    Grip technique/pressure

    I guess it's inevitable to spend some time and rounds to try and find that neutral grip
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    Grip technique/pressure

    6 years of shooting cartridge pistols and I'm still trying to find that grip to allow that consistent return to point of aim
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    Bob Vogel's torquing in vs lower pressure?

    I wanted to bump my question above - why would keeping the support hand thumb off the gun make a big difference?
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    Bob Vogel's torquing in vs lower pressure?

    I'm struggling a lot with keep my support hand thumb off the slide/frame of the gun. Is the main downside to it that you risk pushing the gun off target with it?
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    Looking at gun (vs target) during draw stroke

    Never thought to do some draws with my eyes closed, great idea thanks!
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    Grip Strength and Enducrance Training

    thanks for the recommendation on the gyroscope powerball. i remember seeing one of those when i was a kid, and basically forgot they existed until i read about it here. ordered one off amazon, and the workout is amazing for my arms.
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    Front sight fiber optic or black?

    bullseye/ISSF shooters definitely favour full black sights, but for the faster action shooting disciplines where accuracy is not as important, i personally like having a fibre optic front sight
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    Draw speed

    Best way to practice the draw? I've tried breaking the draw down to parts and practising each individually. I've also practiced by setting a long-ish par time so I can take a long time to draw and present a good sight picture. Then I reduce the par time, essentially forcing me to draw faster. This way, I'm going by the 'slow is smooth and smooth is fast' mindset. However, I worry that in a match, without the time to slowly warm up, my draw will just fall apart.
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    I guess the question is, should you always be looking to call your shot, no matter how skilled you become?
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    Draw speed

    I think it's important not to sacrifice a good grip for a fast draw time, given that the draw is just the first couple of seconds of a stage, and a poor grip will affect your shooting for the entirety of that stage