Originally Posted by dstryr
as I progress and shoot faster, locked elbows and increased rigidity will aid in faster target acquisition in follow-up shots.
I'm afraid I can't agree with this thought. In fact, I find that, for me, locking joints is a fast trip to instability, reduced mobility and slower shot strings.
I'm not going to get into the differences between traditional isosceles, modern isosceles, Weaver and Chapman stances... as I've used them all, but in any case, I find loose and limber superior to locked and rigid.
I guess you could call the stance I've used for the past 30 or so years to be a combination of the latter three... because that's what produces the most fluid and consistently accurate results.
"Over the years I have concluded that certain body and hand positions are helpful to deliver better and quicker hits, but if a student chooses to disregard my teachings it is all right with me, as long as his results are good." -- Jeff Cooper