Grip Establishment From Various Gun Locations

One way to have the strong hand high on the pistol is to grab the pistol with thumbs over the sights. This works particularly well when the pistol is tight to your body such as a concealed holster.


Your method of establishing your grip must be robust so you consistently establish the exact same grip when you draw from concealment, draw from an open holster, withdraw the pistol out of a gun safe, or simply grab the pistol off of a table on the range.

Safety First!

  • Always remember to train safely. Adapting the live fire training rules will ensure we can maintain a 100% safety record when training with the SIRT.

  • All guns are always loaded.  Treat the SIRT like a live fire gun.  Don't point it at other people unless you are following strict Force on Force Safety Protocol.
  • Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy.  Always have awareness where you are pointing the SIRT.
  • Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target.  This is one of the best safety training you can do with your SIRT.  Be sure the trigger is off the trigger until ready to shoot.
  • Be sure of your target and what is beyond it.  Have a good ballistic backstop when training.  So just in case somehow a live fire gun got in your training space, a discharged bullet will be caught in the target area where you are training.

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