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Two different body positions work with the two-handed grip—the isosceles stance and the weaver stance. Due to the stability it provides, the weaver stance is popular with “action” gun competitors and also works for hunters.

Two-handed grip isosceles stance

To position your body in the isosceles stance:

  • Face the target straight-on.
  • Keep your feet parallel and comfortably separated.
  • Hold the gun with the two-handed grip.
  • Hold both arms with your elbows fully extended and comfortably locked.
Two-handed grip weaver stance

To position your body in the weaver stance:

  • Keep both of your feet parallel as in the isosceles stance, or place your weak-side foot slightly ahead of your strong-side foot.
  • Turn your shoulders at about a 30- to 45-degree angle to the target.
  • Bend both of your elbows.