Weaver vs. Isosceles: What's best for you?
These two systems can be compared to a "hard" style of martial art versus a "soft" style
One pretty easy way to begin a debate is to ask a group of shooters which they think is better, the Weaver Stance or the Modern Isosceles.
In this video, I explain the operational principles of these, the two most-recognized shooting platforms in use today.
The Weaver Stance is based on strong isometric tension to control muzzle rise. The strong arm pushes and the support arm pulls downward in an isometric contraction. When the weapon is fired and the slide moves to the rear, this downward tension helps return the muzzle back to target.
The Modern Isosceles is based on symmetric tension. Both arms are braced behind the handgun and tension is applied forward. Recoil is absorbed passively and the gun is brought back to target rapidly.
There are other forces applied to increase efficiency, which we will look at in upcoming presentations.
These two systems can be compared to a “hard” style of martial art versus a “soft” style. And while proponents of each will debate endlessly about which one is better, the bottom line is, if it works for you, then it is right for you.
Video: Weaver vs. Isosceles
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