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Hi all. Have a couple of questions for you.

What are the advantages & disadvantages of the thumbs up grip versus folding one thumb down on the other?

What are the advantages & disadvantages of locking both arms versus bending the weak arm so that the elbow is down?


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Thumbs high works better for auto shooters. On a DA revolver, the thumbs are locked down to give more leverage for the long, heavy DA trigger stroke for every shot. On an auto, keeping the thumbs high helps keep the slide from moving to the left when the trigger breaks (right handed shooter).
Second, on a SA auto, the master hand thumb should stay on top of the thumb safety. Curling the thumb down leads to bumping the thumb safety on when the gun fires.
If both arms (elbows) are locked out, recoil is transmitted through the arms and moves the shoulders, slowing down recovery. Leaving the elbows slightly flexed allows them to work as shock absorbers. Pointing the support elbow downward helps control muzzle climb, as it places weight beneath the gun.
 
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