Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Point Shooting Aid

I recently posted a series called "Point Shooting: Grasping the Weapon," which seemed to spark some interest. The third post in that series featured a link to the Point Shooting website.

That site has a short article about using a product called "Clipdraw" as a point shooting aid. I ordered one for my model 1911 & it arrived in just 2 days. It's designed so that you can carry a handgun (which you should only do lawfully, of course) inside your waistband without a holster. The clip slides under or over your belt to hold the weapon in place.

It does away with the need for a holster, and my .45 clings to my side with no telltale imprint. The big bonus, though, is that it provides a rest which keeps the index finger away from the slide (or force cone gap) when you're point shooting. I've not tried it with live fire, but as I've experimented dry firing at various ranges, it appears -- to me, at least -- to be hard not to line up dead-on with this item.

I'm not a big fan of shooting gadgets, but the clipdraw is simple, it's low tech, it required no modification to my weapon, and it was a snap to install. It might even motivate me to work on improving my draw (especially after my last post).

If you're interested to check it out for yourself, here's the link:

CLIPDRAW

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6 comments:

Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

Yeah, I've seen something similar before. So it works well?

Spencer

Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

Hey again

Sorry to clog your comments up, but I've heard that the series BRUCE LEE’S FIGHTING METHOD is going out of print. Do you know if it's worth snatching up now?

http://www.shopblackbelt.com/bruceleebooks1.html

Thanks gravelbelly!

Gravelbelly said...

Comments show interest, so no need to apologize.

I own the "Self Defense Techniques" volume in the BRUCE LEE'S FIGHTING METHOD series. Frankly, I think you can learn a lot more about his fighting method from a book edited by John Little. It's called JEET KUNE DO: BRUCE LEE'S COMMENTARIES ON THE MARTIAL WAY.

Also, Keith Pascal puts out a free Bruce Lee newsletter. Keith's stuff is good. Click on "Free Newsletter" under "Best Resources I've Found" at the left of this page.

Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

The HTH course? Done. :-D

Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

BTW, another comment! Bruce Lee's movies, have you ever seen any?

And I just noticed, kudos on the Vision Forum link!

Spencer

Gravelbelly said...

As far as your interest in Bruce Lee, I was referring to the "Still Absorbing" newsletter. But the HTH course is good, too. Just don't expect Keith to spoon-feed you a ready-made system.

His style is to set up training scenarios for you to experiment with principles & find out what works for you. Each article he writes tends to focus on just one small aspect of self defense or the improvement of just one skill. The benefit is cumulative -- many smallimprovements = overall mastery.