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?