How you stand when you shoot can make a huge difference in accuracy, comfort, stability…fun.
If you already shoot in the isosceles position, great, if not, consider trying it. When startled you automatically turn toward what startled you, the hands come up, you might go into a slight crouch…these are reflex motions, and we all do them. Iso works well with these natural responses.Feet about shoulder width apart, knees relaxed, weight forward on the balls of your feet, arms extended in a triangle but brining the gun up to the slight line while your head is tucked down into the triangle slightly. Bend forward slightly at the waist.
From here you can use your sights, or point shoot. You can absorb the recoil and maintain a stable platform.
Don’t be shy, think aggressive, think Grrrrrrrr. This is, after all, about self defense.
(This is Evan, my instructor and President of Innovative Defensive Solutions, LLC)