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How NOT to shoot a semi-automatic Pistol

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Never leave home without your pocket dog.
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Never leave home without your pocket dog.
That was hilarious how nonchalant he was..."what'll I use..." feels in pockets"Oh, there we go, I'll use this wiener I just happened to have with me.
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If I could pick anybody to be my grandpa it would be a coin toss between Hickok45 and Larry Potterfield.
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I'm not a gun buff, and have only gone shooting a handful of times, but I really like the Hickok45 channel. Really educational and accessible.
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Is called"the quick changing grip" for a reason.
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I made this mistake once. I learned the hard way but won't ever do it again.
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I used to go to this gun range in San Diego called Iron Sights.
First time I went I just walked in and was pretty much like"one gun please".
They saw my ID and had me fill out a surprisingly small form and I was on my way.
I went to fire the gun and had my hands exactly like this. Luckily the old guy next to me, similar to this guy, saw a stupid girl about to lose a finger and yelled at me.
Thanks for yelling at me old dude.
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I used to go to this gun range in San Diego called Iron Sights.
First time I went I just walked in and was pretty much like"one gun please".
They saw my ID and had me fill out a surprisingly small form and I was on my way.
I went to fire the gun and had my hands exactly like this. Luckily the old guy next to me, similar to this guy, saw a stupid girl about to lose a finger and yelled at me.
Thanks for yelling at me old dude.
Iron Sights! Nice range! Amazed they rented a firearm to someone by themselves. Most places I know they won't allow someone to rent a firearm by themselves or without the renter owning another firearm that they are planning to shoot at the range. Discount Gun Mart wouldn't let me and I know the guys that work there casually as I have been a frequent customer.
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I used to go to this gun range in San Diego called Iron Sights.
First time I went I just walked in and was pretty much like"one gun please".
They saw my ID and had me fill out a surprisingly small form and I was on my way.
I went to fire the gun and had my hands exactly like this. Luckily the old guy next to me, similar to this guy, saw a stupid girl about to lose a finger and yelled at me.
Thanks for yelling at me old dude.
Just an fyi, you won't really lose a finger shooting like this. Hickok was just being funny. You will, however, likely have a good bruise and a cut hand. Worst case scenario you break a finger.
And Iron Sights doesn't rent out to solo people anymore unless they bring in their own gun as well. At least thems were the rules when I was there.
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Hmm.... let's see what I can use to demonstrate...oh, look!"
.....pulls hotdog out of pocket
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This guy awesome. Reminds me so much of my grandpa, who taught me how to shoot.
Unless you've been shooting before, you learned at an early age, or learned the hard way, you might think that's an acceptable way to hold a semi auto pistol that way.
Also, check out his video for HOW NOT TO SHOOT REVOLVERS:
I think less people would know about or expect this, because it's not a physical object that's touching your hand. It's just the pressure being released from the gun powder being ignited.
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I came to learn something, I left watching a man get a hotdog in his face.
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I came to learn something, I left watching a man get a hotdog in his face.
The Internet in a nutshell.
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Really love the instinctive gun safety that actual pros have. You can see his body moving back and forth in demonstration, but God damn that gun never aims anywhere but down range.
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Back before there were pistols that could reliably feed anything but ball ammo, cops shot revolvers. There used to be some competition that was a bullshit pseudo combat thing that ended up with everyone using absurdly heavy barreled double action .38 revolvers. The thumb overlapping grip was a thing for those shooters because it reinforced the web of the strong hand and reduced the already negligible muzzle flip.
It spread back into the general shooting community, and resulted in a lot of injuries when departments switched from revolvers to automatics.
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Yep. My grandfather was a LEO in the late 40's and taught me that way with his M&P. I still end up unconsciously doing it from time to time rather than the more modern thumb tucked grip.
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My mom did this, I had to rush her an ER, she lost a lot of blood and got something like 30 stitches. She felt pretty stupid after it was all said and done. This is no joke, I wish I had seen how she was holding her gun.
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I want to be Hickok45 when I grow up.
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I want to be Hickok45 when I grow up.
You can in 4 easy steps:
Move to rural midwest
Buy a huge plot of land for a tiny fraction of the cost of a small home in a major city.
Grow old
Shoot guns
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I've watched a lot of this guy's videos, and he is one of the best gun channels on youtube. He is super knowledgeable, knows old guns and new, knows how to teach guns, is a crazy good shot, and just in general seems like the kind of guy everyone wishes was their grandpa.
I've learned a lot from his videos, and he deserves every bit of attention he gets
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