Method One Pistol Rotation

• Unfasten and release the D-ring with the left hand. See figure 8-11.

Figure 8-11. Method One: Release D-Ring.

• Wrap the fingers and thumb around the pistol grip so the index finger and thumb are around the base of the pistol grip. See figure 8-12.

Marksmanship Handgun Grip
Figure 8-12. Method One: Grasp the Pistol.

• Draw the pistol straight up until trigger guard clears the top of the holster. See figure 8-13.

Figure 8-13. Method One: Clearing Trigger Guard.

• Rotate the pistol so the magazine well faces the target and the trigger guard rests on the top of the holster. Ensure the trigger guard rests securely against the top of the holster. See figure 8-14 on page 8-8.

Figure 8-14. Method One: Rotating the Pistol.

• Maintain downward pressure on the pistol and slide the left hand around the pistol grip to establish a firing grip. See figure 8-15.

Figure 8-15. Method One: Establishing the Firing Grip.

Grasp the pistol and continue to withdraw the pistol until the muzzle clears the holster and rotate the muzzle toward the target. Sweep the safety off with the thumb of the left hand while moving the pistol out toward the target. At the same time, place the trigger finger on the trigger and establish sight alignment and sight picture within the aiming area.

• Continue trigger pressure until the shot is fired. Method Two: Hand Rotation

• Unfasten and release the D-ring with the left hand.

• Push the holster flap up and out of the way with the back of the left hand.

• Push the right hip out to facilitate grasping the pistol grip. Grasp the pistol grip between the holster flap and the pistol grip, the thumb is wrapped around the other side of the pistol grip against the backstrap. See figure 8-16.

Figure 8-16. Method Two: Grasping the Pistol.

Note: The cartridge belt may be pulled with the left hand to bring the holster closer to the body's center to facilitate grasping the pistol.

Draw the pistol straight up while rotating the pistol so the magazine well faces inboard. Continue to remove the pistol until the trigger guard rests on the holster. See figure 8-17. Establish a firing grip and rotate the thumb to a position to operate the safety. See figure 8-18. Continue to withdraw the pistol until the muzzle clears the holster and rotate the muzzle to the target. See figure 8-19. Sweep the safety with the thumb of the left hand while moving the pistol out toward the

Figure 8-17. Method Two: Trigger Guard Rests on Holster.
Figure 8-18. Method Two: Establish Firing Grip.

target. At the same time, place the trigger finger on the trigger and establish sight alignment and sight picture within the aiming area. • Continue trigger pressure until the shot is fired.

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