Revolver Draw



Today’s lesson is going to be on how to work on your draw here.

There’s two distinct methods of drawing a handgun. One of them is your hands by your side, and the other one is called “surrender.” 





We’re going to go with the hand actually by your side technique. What you want to try an do here, whenever you do this draw, is to have reference points. A key for me here is to have my forearm touching the grip of the revolver. It’s in a known location, I will also put the web of my shooting hand directly on the top of the frame.



Another thing you’ll want to remember is both arms working at the same speed. You don’t want your right hand moving faster than the left or vice versa. Another point of interest here is safety. You never want to come out of the holster and sweep you non-shooting hand. So what I’m going to do, as the timer goes off, is have both hands moving. Notice that my left hand is moving and when I come up under the gun, I can just role the finger under the trigger guard here, make a good presentation.

Another key thing is to never put you finger in the trigger guard until the revolver is level to the ground. The reason for that is, if I were to get silly and snag the holster, I don’t want to have a double-action shot in the holster.


There’s basically two ways to get to the target. A lot of guys talk about the bayonet technique, which is after you the grab it, you’ll want to stab that handgun right into the target. And you can use another style in which you come out of the holster and sweep form the bottom like this. 



Both techniques work well and both have their points. Now, we are going to talk about the surrender position.  You’re basically going to mount the revolver the same way, I use the same reference points. The big difference is how you use your elbow when you use this position. You want to try to avoid coming through the gun, having to draw it, and come back through it again. You’ll want to pivot with your elbow, and come down with your arm. If you noticed my elbow not going behind the centerline of my body too much. I’m just trying to minimize how much arm motion I have . So it’s a pretty clean set up; you’ll want to come down, grab it, and come right into the target. 



.Now, we are going to talk about how to draw a gun from concealment. This is a standard IDPA style vest. You noticed the equipment has to be concealed in this sport. So what I’m going to do with my gun hand is come up and sweep the vest to the side. What you are looking to do is sweep it off far enough and fast enough to where you can get to the revolver without tangling the vest on the stock. So using this technique, you get a second and a half draw pretty easy.

So with a little bit of practice with these techniques, there’s no excuse for you revolver guys not to keep those wheels turning.




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