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    Spartan, TPC doesn't really tell you to put your support hand on backstrap. They just want you to get around the corner, so to speak, just a little, whatever you can. As I said, I didn't perceive that to be their cardinal message, they spent a lot less emphasis on it than on C-clamp, nutcracker and elbow rotation part in my class.
    ďWell," said Pooh, "what I like best," and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn't know what it was called.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David S. View Post
    The April 20/21 class sold out and apparently there were enough on the standby list to justify a second class. He announced it on the last couple episodes, I'm pretty sure he said Wed/Thur prior (17/18). It's NE of Plano area in Whitewright, IIRC.

    This is turning out to be a busy year for the DFW area.
    I listen to his podcast and havenít heard that. I guess thatíll teach me to not fast forward in the beginning to get to his content,lol. Yeah Stoegers class is the same place. Actually a pretty good range, twice a month on Sundays, they will have a steel match along with a USPSA match that are pretty good. Itís a good hour drive for me but there pretty fun and challenging, you should come out. Itís put on through Collin County IDPA club which you can find there schedule here. I havenít done any IDPA matches but like their USPSA and steel matches. https://www.ccidpa.org/#MATCH_SCHED

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    Quote Originally Posted by YVK View Post
    Spartan, TPC doesn't really tell you to put your support hand on backstrap. They just want you to get around the corner, so to speak, just a little, whatever you can. As I said, I didn't perceive that to be their cardinal message, they spent a lot less emphasis on it than on C-clamp, nutcracker and elbow rotation part in my class.

    I think that is the key to the grip - thinking of the grip as a nutcracker. the quarter panel and friction that it provides to me at least is an additional benefit of learning how to crack the nutcracker with your two handed grip....

    though i am interested in what you have to say about the elbow rotation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spartan1980 View Post
    So I did some playing around with this, thanks for posting it up. Watched the Seeklander vid posted early in the thread too. It's pretty clear in concept. But in a manner of speaking, there's no 'effing way I can get my weak hand palm on the back strap. I guess I have paws that are just too friggin big though I was never able to palm a basketball when I played, so maybe not so abnormal afterall.

    With the 1911, M&P, and P30 platforms it's a no-go. My strong hand fingers after wrapped are just too damned thick and I've always had trouble "getting to" the support side grip with my support palm. This is why I run the Hogue grip sleeve/backstrap thing on my M&Ps, it's somewhat of a sleeve and at least I can get some contact with it due to it's thickness. However, with a slight adjustment this method does help me at least do get on the support side grip a little better so it's a bit of improvement.

    The only Glock I have is a 17.3 and it's a complete train wreck with it's grip angle and flat sides. It goes from no contact near the top to the opposite extreme down by the mag well in that I don't have enough hand to get around it (sticks out too far due to their goofy grip angle). I'm going to throw a grip adapter on it to see if it helps even the angle out any.

    If there are any other suggestions short of appendage reduction surgery I'm all ears!
    i assume you are doing this already but just in case you are not, are you flagging your strong hand thumb to permit your support hand room to catch the quarter panel? And I mean Fonzie high flagging of the thumb!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gomerpyle View Post
    i assume you are doing this already but just in case you are not, are you flagging your strong hand thumb to permit your support hand room to catch the quarter panel? And I mean Fonzi high flagging of the thumb!
    This is key to quarter panel.
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    I also saw a vid on the TPC facey space page that had Ken discussing alternatives to quarter panel for smaller weapons where support palm on backstrap isnít an option. Iím trying to practice both depending on 92 versus px4c, looking forward to actually working with them on it in person.

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    This is key to quarter panel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gomerpyle View Post


    though i am interested in what you have to say about the elbow rotation!
    They simply mentioned outward elbows rotation as a means of increasing clamping / nutcracking pressure on the gun. Didn't say it was necessary for everyone, just mentioned that as an individual choice option.
    ďWell," said Pooh, "what I like best," and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn't know what it was called.

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    Tactical Performance Center, Handgun Mastery class

    Quote Originally Posted by RJ View Post
    Whelp I brought up the concept of TPC and a class there in the "fall" with SWMBO tonight. I did not receive a "NO!" so I will continue to work on this.

    Positives were St George (we have travelled in/through on our way to Hurricane UT and Zion National Park several times, so we are pretty familiar) plus Vegas! (she likes the concept of a few days post-class to "do" Vegas) as well as cheap flights.

    So I am in with a chance.
    I reviewed our fall vacation plans with Mrs. RJ tonight. I am happy to report I received permission attend TPCís 3 day Handgun Mastery Program in Hurricane UT, Fri 11th to Sun 13th October 2019.

    We will likely sandwich this in between a few days at Zion National Park (pretty much one of my favorite places on earth) and some time in Vegas on either end.

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    I registered and paid with TPC just now. So I guess we are going.
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