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Getting the Right Grip!

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Getting the Right Grip!

Stephen Powell here with The GunLife Coach!

Today we’re going to be talking about getting a grip! Now, I know what you might be thinking … BORING, I know how to handle it! Whether you learned Push, Pull, Cup & Saucer, 60/40, 70/30, Firm handshake, Gorilla Grip, “Straight outta Compton,” or One Handed, it’s important to have a great grip!

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I’ll give you my take on what I’ve passed down to thousands of students, over the years, from all walks of life, from Special Operations, and Law Enforcement to the educated armed citizen. 

KEEP YOUR GUN IN YOUR GUN HAND

Keep your gun in your gun hand!!  and hold on to your smoke wagon with as much strength as required to control it. I don’t care if you think you’re strong of not, Often times, it doesn’t matter that you’re an able bodied athletic type and hit the gym running a gun, Why? Because I’ve seen what works for most is a combination of the gun you chose, the amount of recoil you can manage and the grip strength technique to accomplish the task. Basically, it’s up to you and your abilities. 

FIRST FIRM FIRING GRIP

First Firm Firing Grip! The reason I teach this is crucial. You want to have the best grip of your gun initially, typically we are drawing if from a holster, whether it’s exposed or deep concealed! Once we pick up that pocket rocket, we’re going to work with it! When we use the “F.F.F.G.” technique, we are mitigating our risk of re-gripping the gun. This causes a number or issues. Re-Gripping can cause unbalanced pressure around the gun, not helping us with keeping our gun pointed in the right direction and hampering our recoil management to name a few. This all costs us time; which we don’t have a lot of when under combat or competition pressure.

Sidenote: I’ve made it a habit not to judge a book by it’s cover or a shooter by the gun they choose! I’ve seen smaller shooters handle a .357 or a .45 with class! Bottom line.. If you can’t manage recoil or even hold the gun long enough to get a sight picture, ya might want to explore other options!  Make the gun fit you, as much as possible.

AMMO IN THE OTHER HAND

Ammo in the other hand. Use your non-dominant hand to manage your ammo! I like to say, Gun in one hand ammo in the other! I know some people get their left and rights mixed up at times and under pressure this happens. Scientifically there are two things going on: “Bilateral Symmetry & Tache Psyche Syndrome”. That’s why we want to establish  correct continuous repetitions for success! Consistency breeds Success.

TWO THUMBS TOWARD TARGET

Two Thumbs Toward Target!  When placing your support hand on the gun keep your thumb along the side of the frame and pointed toward the target as much as possible. This will help you in a number of ways. 1. by keeping your wrist straight to mitigate any limp wristing, 2. helping control recoil and regrouping issues while firing 3. also by helping with body alignment target acquisition for close quarter scenarios. 

GUNLIFE TIP

“Ya know understanding how to handle your grip on your gun is just like life! If you’re going to tackle something new or try to make your mark in the world; ya better know how to handle it, get a grip on it and don’t let go until you hit your goals!” ~SD Powell

That’s all I got for you today! STAY TUNED MORE TO COME!

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Stephen D. Powell is an Air Force veteran with more than 18 years of combined federal, military & civilian law enforcement experience. Powell has been teaching professionally for over 25+years as a firearms Instructor for numerous organizations and agencies rated with the NRA, NM & TX DPS and a Sig Sauer Academy Master Instructor. His company, Patriot Outdoors, Inc, has been operational in the defensive training industry since 2004, starting a thousand acre training facility located in Eastern New Mexico. Patriot has provided crucial and relevant firearms training to DOD and SOCOM, state and local law enforcement and armed citizen students. Over the past several years, Powell has appeared on several Fox News, Sirius XM radio, various regional newspaper, radio and tv shows, promoting military veteran entrepreneurship and patriotism as well as educating the shooting industry on range development, media relations and key second amendment issues. Patriot Outdoors is currently operating out of the Phoenix Valley, Arizona and with a new channel of The GunLife Coach to inspire and motivate other in life and on the range!



 
 
 

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Bite-Sized Motivation

The insights or wisdom we need to get us going often don’t have to be more than a few words

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I’ve spoken to 1075 audiences at conventions, conferences, and meetings, and have had the opportunity to hear probably 800 other speakers as well.

The insights, perspectives, or wisdom we need, to get us going often don’t have to be more than a few words. Here are 52 of my own six word “speeches,” drawn from my keynotes and breakout session on the topic of work-life balance. Some of these likely will resonate with you:

Choose from what you already have.
Everyone needs breathing space, especially you.
Information overload obscures meaning and relevance.
Deep breathes are essential for well-being.

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Make every day an organized day.
Allow your natural rhythms to rule.
Stay confident and in control daily.
Manage your time, manage your life.

Slow down to plot your course.
Look for the best in others.
Make yourself indispensable on the job.
Compete with yourself, not with others.

Learn to take control of today.
Manage your time to make time.
Take control of your desk clutter.
You’re the best when you’re fresh.

Do something to take control now.
Major projects often require a jumpstart.
Methodically pare down your paper piles.
Don’t attempt too much at once.

Evaluate your situation and what’s important.
Narrow your priorities to stay focused.
Avoid making promises you can’t keep.
Learn to embrace your many talents.

Take the time to become organized.
Become aware of how you react.
Arrange your space; help isn’t coming.
Manage the flat surfaces in life.

Periodically challenge yourself to perform better.
Take long, deep breaths as needed.
Reclaim your places, spaces, and graces.
Start big projects well in advance.

Don’t rush the truly important things.
Make the best use of today.
Schedule accordingly: plan for your future.
Be kind, cut yourself some slack.

Opportunity knocks, but are you answering?
Conventional wisdom has diminishing value.
When practical, substitute time for money.
The market for top talent lives.

The self-reliant survive and thrive.
Leadership requires forethought and super-vision.
Learn from and capitalize on mistakes.
Firmly face the future with confidence.

“Now” holds a lot of opportunity.
Control but don’t curb your enthusiasm.
Treading water won’t propel you forward.
Have you ever really tested yourself?

Life goes on; do your best.
Continually seek out the higher ground.
Luck is distributed evenly, but disguised.
You must be doing something right.

 


 

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America’s Accountability Crisis

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Accountability used to matter and should matter now more than ever. We hear the complaints from average Americans expecting authorities to uphold the rule of law: “It’s a revolving door for criminals; they’re in and out the same day!” “If they don’t have to pay off their student loans, why should I?” “How come some get special treatment?”

Responsible students and their parents paying the bills are wondering why graduation ceremonies are being canceled because of a few hundred irresponsible demonstrators. Responsible students want to fulfill their dream of a college graduation in front of their proud family and friends.

Now, at times violent and destructive anti-Israel demonstrators are demanding amnesty for their actions. In America, demonstrators certainly have the right to take a stand for their views. It’s another matter entirely to attack police officers, destroy university property, or threaten to kill anyone because of their race, religion, or politics. Coming with the right to demonstrate, comes the corresponding responsibility to endure the consequences for their actions.

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Thankfully, some university administrators are taking steps to hold students responsible. Even with many liberal faculty criticizing his response, UCLA Chancellor Gene Block announced that he remains committed to using facial-recognition technology to identify those who carried out violent attacks: “To that end, inaugural Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Safety Officer Rick Braziel is leading a law enforcement investigation to identify the perpetrators of the violence and hold them to account. The LAPD has committed a detective to assist in our investigative efforts, and we have also connected with the FBI about possible assistance. We have spoken to Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón to solicit his help in ensuring that the instigators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

Rhode Island School of Design president, Crystal Williams, had had enough. She confronted the demonstrators on campus requiring them to undergo a “restorative justice process.” They had to return the occupied space to its original condition and have constructive dialogue with the students negatively impacted. If they did not honor her deadline to leave their encampment, those remaining would face expulsion. Faced with strong leadership, the students complied.

Senators Marco Rubio and Representative August Pfluger have written, “The First Amendment guarantees every American the right to free speech, but no one has the right to destroy private property, trespass illegally, or attack innocent people. This is why college administrators are justified in disbanding anti-Israel protests-turned-riots by force. We can and should, however, go one step further: we should deport the non-Americans who have participated in these riots.”

In short, criminal demonstrators should face consequences and not be rewarded with amnesty. But our crisis in accountability goes beyond how we respond to the demonstrations in support of Hamas. When you do any crime, you should be responsible to do the time. The failure to face consequences just encourages more crime. It’s time to end the revolving door for any criminal and return to requiring bail in order to be released. Violators should be charged and know that those charges will remain on their record.

The crisis of accountability goes beyond how we handle crime. Students should be responsible for the loans they incur in securing a degree. They signed the loan; it’s their debt to pay. President Joe Biden’s unconstitutional practice of forgiving student loan debt for some in hopes of securing their vote strikes at the core of our shared values. Why should anyone pay off their debt? In fact, why doesn’t Biden forgive our mortgage debt, our credit card debt, or our medical debts?

Aristotle took a stand for accountability when he wrote, “At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.” There is a cost to the failure to hold people accountable. That cost is our very freedom.

John Locke observed, “The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom. For in all the states of created beings capable of law, where there is no law, there is no freedom.”

Society functions because everyone is required to play by the same rules. When rules are not enforced, when criminals are set free instead of being held accountable, and when some citizens are given special treatment, we put our republic in jeopardy. In November, take a stand for accountability. Return Republicans to office with every vote you make.

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