FBI endorses sideways shooting?

The weapon will recoil backwards and to the weak side of the grip.  This sideways motion can move the weapon off the target.  It is helpful to tilt the weapon to the weak side from 45 to 90 degrees (it will vary with the shooter).  The recoil-induced motion will then more nearly stay within the target outline.

Source – Smith & Wesson M1076 (10mm Semiautomatic Pistol) – Instructional Tips & Techniquest for Firing – ( See Page 25, Note 1)

Author: SSA Urey W. Patrick – Firearms Training Unit – FBI Academy – Quantico, Virginia

More on why the FBI chose the m1076 10mm back in the 1990’s – HERE

Anyone have a scan of the original training manual, or any other manual to verify this?



cmblake6 January 11, 2010 at 06:38 pm

Uhm…no? Maybe 30-45. But it WILL help them go undercover! :lol:


Admin (Mike) January 11, 2010 at 07:10 pm

hahaha yea. The gangsters will never suspect.


hsoi January 12, 2010 at 06:45 am

Actually it is a legit technique to have a slight cant in the pistol when shooting one-handed. But this should be slight, maybe 1 o’clock (left-hand hold) or 11 o’clock (right-hand hold). But going “full-homey” or even “half-homey”? No….

And why ninjas? Why not pirates, matey?


Admin (Mike) January 12, 2010 at 10:52 am

LOL “full-homey” and “half-homey” ill have to remember that one.

I thought of pirates when I was doing the photoshop, but I always considered them more of a sea based entity. Whereas ninjas, as far as I know are strictly land based. :D


Gewehrnut March 31, 2010 at 05:15 pm

Hey! That looks like my gun!


Admin (Mike) April 1, 2010 at 12:23 pm

Do you shoot it sideways too? :P


Gewehrnut April 1, 2010 at 08:36 pm

Heh, no. I couldn’t find a set of Gangsta Sites that matched the finish.




Admin (Mike) April 2, 2010 at 10:35 pm

hehe those birdman sights are classic!


Jayson April 22, 2010 at 01:28 pm

I was at a shooting class taught by Matt Burkett (www.mattburkett.com) a couple months ago and went to a course at Mid-South (www.weaponstraining.com) and both times that technique was taught for weak hand shooting. I don’t consider myself an expert but it did seem more effective at a 45 degree tilt. Apologies for commenting on a old post.


Admin (Mike) April 22, 2010 at 07:14 pm

Interesting… I’ll have to give it a serious try sometime. I’ve shot at 90degrees a couple of times as a joke, and that was highly inaccurate for me even at a slow rate of fire.



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