horizontal

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?

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As the “Side Grip”

The side grip is a technique for shooting a handgun in which the weapon is rotated about ninety degrees and held horizontally instead of vertically (as is normally done). Shooting a gun in this way has no practical benefit under most circumstances and makes proper aiming very difficult, but the style has become somewhat popular in rap culture and among street criminals (who do not often use the gun sight) due to its portrayal in U.S. film and television since the 1990s.

More hilarity on the Wiki Page – HERE

Sadly there is no mention of Birdman Weapon Systems – Homeboy Nyte Sytes

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