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Isosceles Stance


The Isosceles Stance is a pistol stance made popular in the 1980s by Brian Enos and Rob Leatham during competitive pistol shooting. Point your toes at your target. Keep your feet as parallel as comfortably possible. Slightly bend at the knees. Bend slightly forward at the waist and stick out your butt. Both arms are locked or slightly locked at the elbows. You create isometric tension by pushing away from you with your firing hand and pulling toward you with your support hand. It's called the Isosceles Stance because you are creating an isosceles with your arms and your legs. One of the most positive aspects of the Isosceles Stance is that it is a more natural stance and in a self-defense situation your body doesn't have to move much to get into a proper Isosceles.

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