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    I can't believe people like this are still given credit

    For entertainment purposes only. Not to be taken seriously. At all.

    https://youtu.be/bGoj0w0YEK0

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    I now have a migraine after skimming through the comments

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha Sierra View Post
    For entertainment purposes only. Not to be taken seriously. At all.

    https://youtu.be/bGoj0w0YEK0
    It is from 2011.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wendell View Post
    It is from 2011.
    ...with 24,000 views. Not much of an audience.

    Thumb print to thumb nail vs thumbs forward probably isn't going to change much of anything for the "YouTube trained" shooter, anyway. At least he's not advocating pulling the trigger with your middle finger or some of the other incredibly derp-y BS that gains credence for some reason.
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    Maybe with talented students I would lube up with baby oil and then go at it.

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    Honestly, I never got why that guy was published. I guess he could type readable manuscripts and got them in on time.

    Even back in the dark ages of the early nineties, he never had anything to say. I thought that the "hook" was that he was an active service lawman in the West, a'la Skeeter.

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    There's a contingent of people who are looking for the 2nd coming of Skeeter Skelton and latch onto any "awe shucks western lawmen" types who can string together a few words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wendell View Post
    It is from 2011.
    I realize that. Point was I would have imagined that no one who was serious about handgun shooting in the second decade of the 21st century could be so full of derp
    Last edited by Alpha Sierra; 02-24-2019 at 01:53 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbkr View Post
    There's a contingent of people who are looking for the 2nd coming of Skeeter Skelton and latch onto any "awe shucks western lawmen" types who can string together a few words.

    Chris
    I would rate Jim Wilson as being somewhere above the awe-shucks level.

    Having said that, I never liked thumbprint-over-thumbprint for the support hand, with 1911 pistols, or any other auto-pistol. It seemed less steady, for me, than locking the support thumb downward, sixgun-style, or using today’s thumb-forward position.

    He makes a good point about the risk of blow-torching one’s thumb. That is a tattoo I would not want to have, on permanent display to the world. I was “blessed” with relatively short thumbs, so only have to worry about J-sized revolvers, and, is one reason I only use standard-pressure ammo in my J-snubs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rex G View Post
    He makes a good point about the risk of blow-torching one’s thumb. That is a tattoo I would not want to have, on permanent display to the world. I was “blessed” with relatively short thumbs, so only have to worry about J-sized revolvers, and, is one reason I only use standard-pressure ammo in my J-snubs.
    I leave this here for your consideration

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha Sierra View Post
    I leave this here for your consideration
    Well, for the pics-or-it-didn’t-happen folks:

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    A burn, that bled. Not a thumb, but a suport-side finger that got too close, when not using a two-handed grip. Not the shorter index finger, which is a different scar. Look at the darkened area on the middle finger. The scar is a bit diagonal, relative to the finger. (Quickie mobile-phone pic; just snapped.)

    145-grain STHP, Ruger Speed Six or Security Six. Some time around 2001.
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