Most of the trainees we come into contact with have never had professional firearms training. We want to introduce to you the most common shooting stances you can use to ensure success. The three main stances are:

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The Isosceles Stance is defined as having

  • your feet shoulder width apart
  • bent slightly at the waste
  • and both arms directly out in front of you

forming a triangle.


The Weaver Stance is defined as having:

  • Your strong leg back behind you in a boxing stance,
  • Placing your gun hand directly out in front of you, and
  • Supporting your gun hand with your other hand.

The Modified Stance, which is what both Ben and I operate with, is defined as a mix of both discplines. In the Modified Stance, you have:

  • Your feet in a fighting stance like the Weaver Stance
  • Your arms out in front of you like the Isosceles Stance
  • Bent slightly at the waist

Here is a great video on all three stances provided by Alien Gear Holsters.