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VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION – How to hold a handgun with two hands for film and TV production. That’s what we’ll answer in today’s video. Hi, my name is Dillon Wilson with CBT Stunt Alliance. train hard, perform easy. We help actors, stunt performers, film makers and content creators learn professional stunt training for use in film, TV and live Action Entertainment.
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The two handed grip we’re going to show you is the most widely accepted one. Used by elite military forces, law enforcement, and more in movies, it gives a strong, powerful and competent look to any actor, stunt performer that wields it properly. Check out this clip from the movie Bad Boys too, to see it in action. I’m gonna toss it right at your feet. This to them. Why?
Now, I’m actually an experienced stunt coordinator and armor for filming TV turned full-time director. This is something I plan to do from the beginning of my career, even attending and graduating film school’s director. Along my journey, I noticed that being a stunt coordinator and armor made me a better director, and being a director made me a better stunt coordinator. Now, how this benefits you is that I can share with you insights and experience from both sides of the camera as well through all phases of production.
How To Hold A Handgun/Pistol/ Weapon With 2 Hands For Film, Movies & TV Production Tip 1
OK, so before we begin movie gun training, we always do a safety briefing, and this is different from the one that we do on set. Since you’re at home and we’re not actually issuing any prop guns to you yet, with us, safety is always paramount. This will serve as your safety briefing. Again it is different from the ones that we do on set since we’re not issuing you any movie guns yet. Since we wish to instill safe practices into you, we modified it for your benefit. So pick up your movie prop gun, keep your finger off the trigger, make sure it’s on safe as well as unloaded, so finger here on the frame. Unloaded. Same with this one finger here. Loaded and it’s unsafe.
Now as a reminder, never do any movie gun training with real firearms. Do not do dry fire. Make sure you invest in a a good movie prop. If you need to find one, watch our video on how to get a movie prop gun for cheap. The link is below this video.
We’re going to cover some prop gun safety rules that you can use at home. These are different from gun safety rules like you use on a live fire range. You can learn more about the differences with our highly popular video real firearms training versus movie gun training. The link to it is below this video. So I wish for you to to memorize the acronym Die Fu or Diphu. The DI stands for direction so we always want you always want to point the movie gun in a safe direction and never point it at another person.
How To Hold A Handgun/Pistol/ Weapon With 2 Hands For Film, Movies & TV Production Tip 2
Even if it’s a you know, airsoft or something like that doesn’t matter, you always, you always train the same way. So there are two directions that are, you are clear to point the firearm in, one is straight down into the ground. So if you’re up standing around between scenes or something, you can take the pistol or the carbine and just let it hang by your side and point straight down to the ground. That’s a safe direction. The second direction is whatever the armor determines to be down range, which is safe, and for you, that’ll be a wall.
And this is how you have to be so you always are aware of where you’re pointing your your movie Pracka the F is, you always keep your finger off the trigger, and you want to keep it on the frame of any movie prop gun that you’re carrying. Keep it away. Don’t put it here. Some people put it here in a trigger guard or something like that. No, keep it on the frame until the armorer tells you or shows you otherwise.
How To Hold A Handgun/Pistol/ Weapon With 2 Hands For Film, Movies & TV Production Tip 3
U stands for unloaded so keep it unloaded. And you can always check and make sure it’s unloaded once again until the armor tells or shows you otherwise.
OK, this concludes our safety briefing. Now that you’ve done that, go ahead and insert one magazine into your movie prop gun. And listen to the instructions given by the armor.
So they’re going to learn a grip called the two handed grip with a fist grip. So step one, you want to start with a good one handed grip. If you’re not familiar with how to secure a good one handed grip with a pistol, watch our previous video where we show you step by step how to do that. So I’m going to go ahead and get a good one handed grip going right. Here’s a good one handed grip. Finger again on the frame away from the trigger and the trigger guard. Here’s the key thing.
This is called your support hand. Firing hand or shooting hand has a gun. The other hand is a support hand because it provides support.
What we’re going to do is if you see this area. The sum and all these meet on my hand, I’m gonna put all that here on the pistol. See that? Look at that, got that look? It’s not here, it’s all up here. So all that meets up from my hand is on the pistol. And what that does is that it means there’s a lot of support in the pistol, now, right? So the hand there, the thumb, the support side thumb is gonna rest on the frame, not the slide. People make that mistake and put it on the slide, it actually goes on the frame. The support finger wraps around the fingers of the firing hand like that. And it provides a, uh, light squeeze. It’s not too hard yet enough to give support.
Now at this point, the firing thumb rests on top of the, on the other hand. So again this is how it looks when you, when you go in. It goes in, boom! One more time, one handed grip. This thumb comes all that meet on there, and there you go, and the last step is we extend outward. And that’s the two handed grip or the fist grip. Give me two for a couple of angels, right? That’s the correct way of doing it. This is the most common, uh, combat grip for elite forces for around the world. There are other grips, too, there’s plenty other grips, yet, we’re, uh, any type of elite military force, even a lot of SWAT team and law enforcement, the two handed fist grip, what we just did, is, is very common.
Broken out step by step to make it easier for you to understand. Lastly, we finish up by sharing some tips for character development, film and tv, production recommendations and more.
How To Hold A Handgun/Pistol/ Weapon With 2 Hands For Film, Movies & TV Production Tip 4
Couple things to know that you don’t want to do. What’s very common is instead of people doing this, with the thumb, their hand is back here. Cause it feels unnatural usually when you start training this way, right? And it feels natural when you do this, that’s not what you wanna do. We’re gonna cover the benefit of this in another video, yet for right now, we gonna show you how to get the grip going. So the arm, the thumb should be straight. The arm, the elbow, is kind of a radio position like this. Do not let it sink back here. The other mistake that people make, this is called the tongue of the pistol, sometimes, it would be like this. If you notice, your space, I’m exaggerating a bit, between the tang and my hand, you don’t want any space in there because it actually causes, when you look at it, it causes the pistol to shoot below, where you aim it, where you wanna hit at, when you actually have it straight, it’s now more align with your body. So make sure that when you do it, it’s here, not here. And there’s no space there.
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