Are you familiar with how to properly grasp and use a pistol? There is a proper way to hold and aim a gun prior to firing. According to a YouTube video titled “Teaching a Beginner Handgun Class” by Active Self Protection Extra, the instructor demonstrates how to properly grasp and hold a firearm during the gun class. It refers to holding a gun with your dominant hand, pinky finger, and the support of your other hand.
Hand dominance is critical in general because it is the hand that operates efficiently and effectively.
Accuracy requires proficiency with the dominant hand when firing a gun. The video indicates that the dominant hand’s pinky finger accounts for approximately 40% of grip strength; therefore, make it count.
The supporting hand squeezes the gun side to side and adds additional strength to the gun’s frame to withstand recoil. Recoil is the force applied backward by a firearm when it is fired.
Additionally, eye dominance is another critical skill to develop when handling a firearm. Attend as many firearms classes as possible to hone your shooting skills.