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The One Truth

This is how you should grip a pistol. This is how you should pull the trigger. This is the best gun. This is the best load for Production division. This is the best stance.

I could go on, but I’ll spare you. I’ve noticed that the shooting community, and maybe humanity as a whole, has a hard time accepting that there may be more than one correct solution to a problem. Arguments go round and round discussing grip, stance, loads, guns, and just about everything else, and much of the time folks completely miss the point: What matters is the hits on the target.

If you can grip a gun 3 different ways, and you can shoot as fast and accurate each way, does it matter which way you grip it? I don’t think so.

So, why do we waste time arguing over the one true answer to a problem, when there may very well be many answers?

I don’t know. Maybe it’s the level of bravado that inevitably comes along with guns, maybe it’s that people in general just want to be right, but I don’t know. I do know that there isn’t just one answer to every problem.

You need to find the answers. You need to go to the range, and practice, and put things to the test, and see what’s faster/better/whatever.

I’ve been documenting the things that I’ve been putting to the test in the Junk Science episodes of the podcast.

About Lucas

Editor/Head Honcho at Triangle Tactical. Lucas is a life long shooter and outdoorsman, avid concealed carrier and competitive shooter, and a lover of pork fat.


  1. This is the best blog.

  2. At least with grip, there is a correlation with speed of shooting and accuracy. Other ones don’t really matter, as long as they are of a sufficient quality. If we all had Vogels grip, it would be helpful in stabilizing the gun while shooting fast. I guess some may disagree, but I’ve noticed the stronger my grip is, the more I can get away with

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