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“It’s a handgun, not a handsgun”

Daily Note: My father, who served in the Marines and grew up handling guns all his life, taught me when I was young in regard to the “modern technique” (two handed weaver or isosceles gun stance): “it’s a handgun, not a handsgun. Learn to shoot with one hand….and you can do all the better with two if you need to.” I’ve founding this advise to be true.

I’m sure quite a few Law Enforcement and gun range enthusiasts are amused reading this and while everyone is entitled to their opinion and two handed feels instinctively easier, I’m sure they wouldn’t laugh at the likes of Ed McGivern, Jelly Bryce, Elmer Keith, Rex Applegate and Bill Jordan who were all notable pre 1970s one handed shooters at short ranges.