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Amazing Thumbs Forward Grip for Semi-Automatic Handguns

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Published on Nov 16, 2011

This amazing thumbs forward grip allows for near-perfect recoil management, which, in turn, gives greater speed for follow-up shots as well as accurate shot placement. Jeffrey Denning demonstrates a six shot rhythm drill. While muzzle flip from the Springfield XD(m) .40 cal is evident, the stability of the grip and aggressive stance keep the weapon totally on target.

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rgeiv
scanning left and right after shooting is kind of annoying every time I see it. it's just my opinion, I don't really see the point in doing that
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Kirk T
I don't think there's any worse trend in guns than this grip. It takes time, induces jams, causes accidental mag drops, and risks blowing off one's fingers. For competition it's fine, for self-defense it's worse than useless.
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CrystalHunter1989
I just started practicing his kind of grip. It takes time to get the wrist used to being bent like that while also keeping contact on the grip itself with your palm.
Sean leonard
no this shooting is perfect for combat shooting and LEO shooting as squaring to the target gives us maximum use of body armor. Also on reaction shooting studies it is much more natural to squarer your body rather than blade it. They found Leos that been taught weaver there whole career and instinctively went to a Isosceles stance when a threat presented itself 
Sean leonard
No hand position is about maximizing recoil management and controlling the mass of the gun by making sure there is even contact to both sides of pistol. Not sure of current MLA format but I don't think I need a citation for myself since I am a full time firearms instructor ;)
Henry Baumgaertner
Argh! This advice has been available for over 3 years? I made a habit of (always with any pistol) awkwardly curling my thumbs to stay off the slide release on my Kahr PM9. This is way better, and it works for me for everything from the PM9 to a Glock .45 with a LaserGrip. Wish I'd seen this 3 years ago. Thank you Mr. Denning, if you still read comments on this old vid. Edit in response to a f2f comment: To clarify, before I got the PM9 I used to hold both thumbs forward with my right thumb higher than the left and both doing nothing. What's different here is not that both thumbs are forward but the right is slightly across the base of the left and squeezing inward, and the left thumb is farther forward, slightly ahead of the front of the trigger guard.
kansaskid6969
Dude you look like a idiot.........by the way I am more then ready without doing that!
dsexton1055
Unfortunately yes. watch?v=8Mgb6xqRDnQ Saw that vid a few years ago. Truly the worst I have ever seen. The only thing he got right was firearm safety.
lotuschild696
I was trained my whole life to shoot thumbs down and locked and that helps me manage my recoil very well on every caliber but I started shooting thumbs forward recently and for 45s I lose grip with my support hand, but it's great with 9mm and 40. Realised I was shooting with my thumbs over each other, not with one locked closer to my wrist. I'll give this a try and see how it goes, thanks for the video.
Conrad C
Very good explanation! Thanks for the video.

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