Support Hand Placement

Now we have covered the objective of the grip, strong hand placement on a pistol and isolating gripping fingers from the trigger finger.... its time to jump into the support hand.


The placement of the support hand depends somewhat of your own physiology. This video jumps into some concepts on how the support hand can be most effective. The support hand can aid in the first objective of grip, aligning the pistol by the "feel" of rear hindquarter of the grip. The support hand can also play a strong role an absorbent recoil and apply a "consistent" force on the pistol to returning the muzzle down to a same location shot after shot after shot.

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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