The following is an EDU on Stance, Grip and Grip pressure. These are the basics that allows me to shoot more accurately at a high rate of speed. And also allows me to properly control my handgun and manage recoil. I'll cover 3 area's I feel are basic fundamentals: 1. Stance: A: I like taking a wide stance, with the foot of my strong side slightly back pointed about 1 o'clock. If you are, ahem, big bone'ded like myself, you may naturally control recoil easier than if you were thinner. With women, or smaller folk, I always tell them to take a wider stance, to the point where your rear strong side leg is almost fully extended out behind you. B: Knee's slightly bent, Weight forward, but not slunched over. 70% of my weight is on the balls of my feet. C: Shoulders are relaxed, tension kills speed. Shoulders and waist are perfectly square with your target. D: Gun is indexed in front of my face/chest, with it slightly more towards my dominant eye. Arms are fully extended, then brought back towards me so my elbows are slightly bent. I never lock my elbows in, this will put all of the recoil back towards your body. My arms are shock absorbers and will take 70-80% of the recoil. Notes: By squaring my body up, in more of an isocolese stance, this allows me to move in either direction without my hips, etc getting in the way. This is an ideal stance for us "run and gunners". and also works well with my grip type. 2. Grip: A: Strong hand: Placing the gun in your hand, place thebackstrap of the gun as far up the webbing of your hand as possible. I absolutely bury the web of my hand as far up the grip as possible. If you've never had slide bite before, you don't try hard enough. The middle finger of your strong hand should also be as far up the front strap of your gun as possible with the rest of my fingers tightly against it. Place your thumb pointed up at a 10 oclock position, this ensures that the pad of your strong hand is nice and tight, so the gun is recoiling against a firm pad. note: some folks like to point the thumbs of their strong hands towards the target, I have smaller hands, so they just point up and to the left, well clear of my slide. Important thing is that your thumbs SHOULD NOT rest on the gun in any manner that would influence it's recoil. The thumbs play NO role in the firing grip of the gun, they are just there along for the ride and as a reference point that the rest of your grip is where it should be. B: Support hand, aka Weak Hand (btw, I hate the term "weak" hand. It should not be "weak"): The key to a good support hand placement is cocking your wrists properly. What I tell people is, it's the same angle you would use if you were shaking someones hand. This will "lock" your wrists and what really helps control recoil. I will always "point" my thrumbs forward with this grip. If you've never done this before, it WILL feel very wierd. Your index finger should be placed as close to the middle finger of your strong hand, then the rest of the fingers are "rolled" into place, very tightly against your strong hand, and again as far up as possible on the guns grip. 3. Grip Pressure: Visual: It's like holding a greasy egg, not enough to break the egg, but enough to firmly keep it in your hand. visual 2: 70/30 grip pressure. You should grip the gun with your Support hand at 70%, and your strong hand at 30%. The less tension you have in your strong hand, the faster you can pull the trigger, and the better trigger control you have on the gun. Allowing you to become more accurate. Note: your grip pressure dictates the way your gun will recoil and the way your sights track on your gun. The key isn't to fully control it, just have one that is repeatable and tracks in manner that will allow you to get your front sight back down and to your target as fast as possible. This is the key to high speed transitions and splits.