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Weaver Stance


The Weaver stance is a pistol stance made popular by Los Angeles County Deputy Sherrif Jack Weaver during pistol competitions in the 1950s. Take a half step back with your shooting side foot and pivot both feet 10 degrees to your shooting side. Slightly bend your knees and then bend forward just a little bit at the waist. Your support side elbow is bent and pointing down. Your firing side elbow is straight and locked. Your firing side hand is pushing on the gun away from your body and your support side hand is pulling on the gun towards your body, creating an isometric tension which will keep the gun steady. A positive for this stance is that it provides a great platform for marksmanship. A negative for the stance is that because it is an unnatural stance, it may be difficult to replicate during realistic self-defense scenarios.

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