TacTips: Grip For Handguns, Foundation of Shooting

Here is Jesse's grip as he discussed on the podcast with his support finger on the frame.

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If you are about to view these pictures without the context of the podcast, you are missing out on some great grip information. You can play the podcast above.

A lot of information on this was learned from Joe Weyer of AlliancePoliceTraining.com and Paul Sharp of Sharp Defense.

When we establish our grip, want to get high up on the gun as possible. This Glock 19 has framework from NAF Solutions, that includes a trigger guard undercut, which helps get higher on the gun. We then want our hand high up on the rear of the gun, basically buried up into the rear of the gun, or the beavertail, like this Glock 19 has with the Gripforce Adapter.

 When we add our support hand, it is going to fill in the gap as seen above in the picture. We will then have our thumbs forward to help mitigate the recoil and "LOCK IT DOWN" as Paul Sharp says.

When we add our support hand, it is going to fill in the gap as seen above in the picture. We will then have our thumbs forward to help mitigate the recoil and "LOCK IT DOWN" as Paul Sharp says.

Here is a review view of a complete grip. We are high up on the gun, filling in all the gaps that I can with my small hands.

This is what we do NOT want to see. When building our grip, we do not want gaps like this. A grip like this will reduce our ability to grip the frame and apply pressure to keep the gun as flat as possible.