Handgun stance??????????

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Gumpy, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. Gumpy

    Gumpy AKA Richard Prestage

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    Can anyone tell me why Gangsters now hold their handgun sideways when they shoot?
     

  2. Hyphenated

    Hyphenated Well-Known Member

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    That's funny...........
     
  3. oldbrass

    oldbrass Well-Known Member

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    cause they use there other hand to pull there pants up
     
  4. tahoe2

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    oldbrass

    now that's funny !:D
     
  5. Gumpy

    Gumpy AKA Richard Prestage

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    All good answers, but not the right one. Keep on!!!!
     
  6. SWO1

    SWO1 Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

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    Intreaging question....so I googled it. Lots of explaniations. The one I like the best and makes most sense is:

    When actors were taking instruction for a movie in the 80's it was from a ISPC shooter. In shooting an auto around a barracade or wall on the left side the pistol is held in the sideways manner.....reportably to keep the hulls from bouncing off the wall back into the gun......Makes sense. And of course seeing it in the "Movies" it has been adapated. Not used in ISPC with a revolver.....No ejection of brass......:D

    Second best was when shooting in Self Defense or Combat, its easier to obtain "somewhat" of a decent sight alligment on more than one target as the gun recoils sideways and not up and away. Of course Accuracy goes out the window, but mostly.....Spray and Pray.

    Thats what I say....and I'm sticking by it...............:rolleyes:
     
  7. greyhawk50

    greyhawk50 Well-Known Member

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    I always figured it was for the same reason that gang members wore their ball cap cocked to one side.
    I've concluded that the hat was straight. :p
     
  8. Shooter

    Shooter Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    What my LEO Father says that's probably not true?

    When they hold it it's ejection side is to the ground to make the discarded brass easier to pick up (You don't have to go all over looking for it) in order to hide evidence.
     
  9. FOUR4D4

    FOUR4D4 Moderator Moderator

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    It probably from leaning while driving
     
  10. Gumpy

    Gumpy AKA Richard Prestage

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    Ya'll all have some very good thoughtful answers, but the correct answer is(drum rollllllllllllllll)........."Thats the way it comes outa the box!)
     
  11. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

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    I always it was because they thought it looked hip.:D
     
  12. Gumpy

    Gumpy AKA Richard Prestage

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    I liked the one where he has to hold up his pants!! lol