Put That Teacup Away Alice And Hold Your Pistol Like A Man

Why the teacup it is the grip for the “Seen it on TV” poser:

I’ll be keeping a close eye on the YouTuber DoubleAughtMedia who made this video.  Production value is high, and Derp is absent (from what i’ve seen so far).  

Hat tip: Eric, Sal



Down&OutInCA March 21, 2012 at 02:00 am

I watched this video and the Walther PPS review; my thoughts:

-Great production value and editing; no shaky camera or weird lighting.
-Factual; no FUD (from what I saw) and provides real-world type information for the shooter/consumer, not just manufacturer talking points.

He may not have the good ol’ boy charm of Hickock45 or the HiSpeedLoDrag feel of NutnFactual, but that’s what I like about it. It’s concise, reasonably timed, and still shows guns being shot and reviewed instead of critiqued off a spec sheet.



Jared March 21, 2012 at 11:42 am

Yeah I saw the PPS video too. It was kind of refreshing.


Jon March 21, 2012 at 07:22 am

In WWII they taught the tea cup grip..
near the end of part 1 they demonstrate it, as if it is great. That was how my father first taught me.


crazed March 21, 2012 at 09:01 am

cool seeing the old training films. styles do change over time


AuricTech March 21, 2012 at 11:07 am

FWIW, page 2-3 of Army Field Manual 3-23.35, Combat Training With Pistols, M9 and M11, demonstrates the teacup grip (“palm-supported grip,” “cup and saucer grip”) as an acceptable grip method.


ENDO-Mike March 21, 2012 at 04:02 pm

No doubt. I’m sure you can slap the trigger like he does at the beginning of that training video too and chickenwing a rifle (like the training manuals also show) and still manage to put shots on target when it counts.

The newer methods seem to be far better for recoil management.


Heath March 21, 2012 at 01:09 pm

Was the video shot on a green screen and then the back ground added? It just looked “off” to me. Good stuff, though!


Sir Stunna Lot March 22, 2012 at 01:35 am

Mostlikely shot using a DSLR camera with a very wide aperture which tends to soften (blur) the background.
Notice the same effect when he was firing the pistol; the pistol was in focus while his face was very soft in the background.


NikonMikon March 22, 2012 at 04:57 am

Basically the focus is limited to a very very thin slice of space in front of the camera. Anything not within this imaginary slice of space is going to be out of focus.


Chris March 21, 2012 at 03:32 pm

Thanks for the comments, guys. I’m glad you liked the video. I’m working on a few more, and should have some more stuff posted in the coming weeks.

Heath, as to your question, no green screen was used. That’s a real brick wall behind me.

If anyone is using the old Army “cup and saucer” technique and can rapid fire successfully, then I would love to see it. Maybe I’m missing something.


Cameron March 21, 2012 at 07:12 pm

Love your beard, bro. You look like a mini-Costa on the range. Come here, I wanna stroke it.

(I kid. Nice video though.)

As an aside, I may be a moron but I don’t recognize that gun. What is it?


Heath March 21, 2012 at 07:48 pm



Chris March 21, 2012 at 10:12 pm

Thanks. I’ve been rocking the beard since well before Mr. Costa was a household name, but I’ll concede that it looks better on him. My wife likes it and the kids wouldn’t recognize me without it, so it stays whether it’s “tacticool” or not.

The pistol is an XDm 3.8 in 40S&W. Not necessarily a gun I would endorse, but it I wanted to use the snappiness of a polymer .40 to help illustrate the point and the XD was handy at the time.


Heath March 21, 2012 at 07:48 pm

Thanks for the reply.


Church March 21, 2012 at 03:37 pm

meh… I’ll keep an eye out for updates on endo


Lance March 21, 2012 at 03:47 pm

Good stuff. Subbed.


dave w March 21, 2012 at 04:24 pm

No derp? what about that tactiderp beard?


Ed March 21, 2012 at 08:46 pm

That’s a great beard. Well kempt and manly.

That’s my best advice I always give away for free. As soon as you are able, grow a beard.


45er March 22, 2012 at 07:17 pm

Watch out, Dave. Weer’d is going to come around and beard-slap you.


dave w March 22, 2012 at 11:00 pm

Its ok, I will carry a can of shaving foam in my mace pocket just to be safe.


Fish0331 March 21, 2012 at 05:18 pm

Both vids are very good. Right to the point, good info. Subscribed

But if you start pumping out 49min vids like NUT then u will quickly be gone! LOL ;)


gir6543 March 21, 2012 at 11:50 pm

thanks for sharing. it seems like there are not enough outlets for high quality firearms videos, other than channel 2423


ENDO-Mike March 22, 2012 at 01:17 pm

I googled channel 2423 and the 2nd result was Cokeman! haha I’m sure you meant some satalitte channel with that number though, which probably also explains why Cokeman has that number in his youtube username.


JWhite March 22, 2012 at 01:39 am

WHAT! NO DERP! Blasphemy!


Jason March 22, 2012 at 06:28 pm

Jack Bauer shoots hollywood weaver teacup cause he damn well feels like it and is badass enough that he can rock that grip like a boss.


McSmartypants March 29, 2012 at 07:53 am

Wesley in Wanted curves the bullet by throwing his gun arm around as well, because he believes :p

Hollywood annoys me sometimes.



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