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Is the question which was given a comprehensive answer by Jon Davis, a former Marine Corps marksmanship instructor:

The reason is actually to help them aim faster by utilizing a technique known as “Flash Sight Picture”. 

I wouldn’t advise it though. I specialized in pistols and have fired these weapons thousands of times. That said, the thought has crossed my mind. The answer didn’t come to me until another coach (from the “hood”) gave me a good reason why this technique would be used. In practice it actually does utilize one very important sighting practice, but fails overall. This is a good idea in theory, but fails miserably in the actual execution.

Full explanation with diagrams over at Quora.

If you want more sideways gun gangsta action check out Urban Shooting Grips, and how FBI endorses sideways shooting.

Thoughts?

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Only in the movies…

You get no respect at the range trying that even as a joke.  Ask me how I know? :P

For those of you too old to know what “props” means… urban dictionary it or something.

Some of you guys might be interested in a show called How To Make It In America starring the guy in the suit (Bryan Greenberg).  The new season starts up October 2nd and I’m pretty pumped.   Besides Bryan Greenberg, it’s got Luis Guzman, Lake Bell, Kid Cudi etc… and it’s produced by HBO so you really can’t go wrong.

If you need to catch up on Season 1 you can buy it at Amazon – HERE

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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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