The Truth About Thumb Over Bore!

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Last winter we shot a bunch of cool videos with Funker Tactical that featured Daniel Shaw, a retired United States Marine Infantry Unit Leader and Combat Weapons Master Instructor.

In the video above, Shaw talks about how he holds his rifle and addresses the debate about whether thumb over bore is a sustainable grip for a protracted combat scenario.

 

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  • Pat C December 12, 2015, 11:06 pm

    I have had several guns that I carried for work each was a revolver in 357 mag. I considered my self well trained for the work I was confronted with. My backup was a 12 ga pump slug and buckshot. I never had a single problem with the magnums. Later I carried several types of 1911 and did have a few problems that were worked out by good training. Currently have 2 X 45’s one was hand built and the second is a store bought gun. Both work very well as I keep them clean and use good ammo. With a six gun misfire you pull the trigger again. With the 45’s action is needed to pull the slide and dumping the round. But with either it requires training and practice. My current CC is a Sig 239 in 40 as it fits my need In plain clothes. I may preach to the choir as I work to make my first shot a good shot rifle or pistol.

  • Fabricator October 31, 2015, 5:58 am

    Informative video—-though it would be nice to see mr tough guy remove his shades for the interview… Basic manners and respect.

    • Jethro October 31, 2015, 5:49 pm

      What did you want? To gaze longingly into his eyes? Nice try with the “informative video” comment, much like a “beard” you are fooling no one but yourself. And basic manners and respect may work in a one on one situation, but here again you’re just tipping the cards here allowing us all to see what an idiot you are. Respect is earned, manners have nothing to do with this video, so if you want to stare at men’s eyes while watching a video, you can find your own smut elsewhere…

    • TRob ARob November 1, 2015, 4:01 am
    • Dave H November 1, 2015, 11:18 am

      I suppose, barring an obvious reason for a person to be wearing shades, it could be taken as somewhat rude, disrespectful, or unprofessional to not remove them. However, it seems in this case there may have been camera lighting involved, always a challenge and distraction to the filmed subject. Eye to eye contact in a face to face meeting is preferrable for getting a point across, but not mandatory for a ‘teachable moment’ to happen. In a video? Meh….

      Being over 50, I was raised to shake hands with a firm, but polite, grip, look people in the eye when addressing them and speak so I could be heard and understood. Many young people of today have differing views of common corurtesy. Not necessarily better or worse than mine, just different. Thst aside, I got the point without seeing his eyes. All that was needed in this instance.

  • Ralph October 19, 2015, 7:25 am

    I prefer a fore grip but that’s me. I always wondered about heat from the gas tube becoming an issue with the thumb over grip. I have had my AR almost red hot at times and would think this could be a potential problem.

  • Larry Evans October 19, 2015, 7:02 am

    I could not have said it better myself. LOVE my Kimber 1911. Wonderful range gun to shoot at the ranges. BUT the thing that make them so good on the range destroys their reputation in the field. Very close tolerances. My preferred combat hand gun is the Glock. Say what you will, Mine operates in every condition i could put it through. Dirt, mud debris of all kinds. You get the picture. My 21sf has the 13 round magazine and one in the pipe for 14 rounds of .45. Doesnt get any better than that. In MY opinion. Thanks, Larry

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