Sarah is 14 and fairly lightly built, but correct technique can compensate for lesser strength. Appleseed training events are good places to learn how.

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13 Responses to Off-hand

  1. LarryArnold says:

    Nice offhand position.

    I really wish we could do a bunch of Appleseed events in Hollywood, and shut down whatever school is teaching actors how to handle firearms.

    • Oleg Volk says:

      Why help Hollywood become even better at propaganda?

      • LarryArnold says:

        1. I’ll see fewer Hollywood habits in my beginning shooters.
        2. Hollywood folks will discover how green, empowering, inclusive, safe, and fun shooting is. Storytellers write what they know.

        Shooting is gaining traction in pop culture. That needs encouragment.

    • HSR47 says:

      It’s certainly much better than many I have seen.

      I wouldn’t say it’s ideal, but most of that is probably due to bad ergonomics of the gun (the stock looks like it needs a cheek pad) compounded by her stature.

      • LarryArnold says:

        As a left-handed shooter Sarah is facing 9 o’clock. In the high res image you can see Sarah’s cheek firm against the stock. At first glance the butt appears high, but her small shoulder is centered on it. Her shooting elbow is low to accommodate the pistol grip, her non-shooting elbow is under the foreend. I can’t see her feet, but her weight seems to be distributed forward. Her shooting hand is high on the grip. The trigger is centered in the first joint, and there appears to be daylight between the rest of her finger and the grip. Both eyes are open.

        She’s ready to aim, hold breathing, squeeze, and follow-through.

  2. jimbob86 says:

    Are y’all looking at the same image I am? The toe of that stock is poking at her upper arm (top of the bicep over the humerus bone)….. in recoil, that ain’t going to be comfortable…… the gun does not fit her, true, but she does not need to make it worse on herself: she needs tocollapse the stock, square up, and get the buttplate in contact with her chest ( in the pocket of her shoulder), below the collar bone ….. I’m not an expert, but I know what right looks like……. an’ that ain’t it…..

    • Oleg Volk says:

      It’s actually on the point of the shoulder. Recoil is less than of 5.45×39, so it won’t hurt. The stock is already fully collapsed. The 1.5″ of the tube showing is the free travel on recoil.

  3. jimbob86 says:

    “It’s actually on the point of the shoulder.”

    What school teaches that as “right”?

    She does that with a real rifle, and it will certainly hurt….. bad habits…..

  4. Oleg Volk says:

    I shoot like that myself. Putting the stock “in the pocket” actually hurts a lot, so it’s a matter of personal preference.

  5. Any idea about the railed forearm’s manufacturer?

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