View Full Version : Weaver or Isosceles?

June 8, 2000, 08:57 AM
Which is the prefered method for competition?


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June 8, 2000, 01:49 PM
I'd have to say what works best for you.

I've been hearing and reading that most "Pro" shooters and some big name defense instructors are advocating the isosceles stance. The reason, according to them, is because it is better for controling muzzle flip.

I thought I was a modified weaver user, until I saw some pictures of me shooting an IDPA match. I'm really somewhere in between a true weaver and the isosceles. Go figure! :)

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Blue Heeler
June 8, 2000, 06:05 PM
If it's hard and fast-the Weaver is best otherwise the Isosceles.Iso gives a more consistent point and less stress.
But it's a personal thing,and there are many variations possible.

June 10, 2000, 05:17 PM
My buddy is a graduate of several defensive shooting schools. In fact he is assisting in teaching at one of the schools this weekend. He uses the Isosceles and is VERY good. He has been trained to use this stance for years.
I learned to use the Modified Weaver stance. Whenever I try the Isosceles stance I find it very uncomfortable and revert to the Mod. Weaver.
I am broad (and heavy) through the chest and have short arms. The Iso just doesn't feel right for me.
Try them all, pick what works.
Neil Casper