I'm a big fan of this. I had an instructor in MI that would put us infront of a man shaped target, and have us take hold of the throat with the opposite hand (if you are right handed/draw, use left hand) at a full arms length, and lean in like we were holding the target back. We would hold the gun against our right side, up and angled slightly outward to protect our body from the slide.Here is another I'm fond of. Notice the gun is very close to my right side and the weak hand is on my chest.
She has good form. Shut up you perverts I'm being serious lolHere's a pic of my lovely wife practicing from behind concealment.
The isosceles is so uncomfortable to me that I can't describe it.My years my department tried to hammer the isosceles into us. Too uncomfortable for me and I always resisted. Nowadays it's, "get into a comfortable stance". I prefer a Weaver.
I have never considered it that way (obvioulsy I'm not LE) but it makes a lot of sense. I suppose without a vest the Weaver might be slightly preferrable due to the slightly smaller target it would provide for incoming fire.I find weaver more comfortable and more accurate for me but I've been trained to shoot isosceles at the police academy. The way it was explained to us, you want your center mass facing the target because thats wear your vest is. Basically, isosceles will give you the best chance of taking a round where you want it, right in the center of your vest. You don't want to take one under the arm or in the ribs because it will rip right through your torso. If your in law enforcement, isosceles is now the standard. If your not wearing a vest, who cares. Use whatever you're comfortable with.
Like in the beginning of Kick Ass when nicbolas cage shoots his daughter with a Glock .45 !!Mike P said:Call this sadistic but I've always had this small sick desire to be shot while wearing a vest just to TRULY appreciate the deadly power of a hand gun. Would I actually do it? I honestly don't know but the sick desire is there.
The isosceles makes perfect sense for LEO's.