The Seven Deadly Sins of Handgun Shooting: The Cup and Saucer Grip

We’re starting a new weekly column here at and we’ll be covering a variety of shooting-related topics including how-tos, industry observations, and some occasional commentary about shooting and Second Amendment issues. I thought it might be fun to start with a how-to series on what I consider the Seven Deadly Sins of Handgun Shooting.

One of my very favorite things is to take new shooters to the range. My second favorite thing is simply seeing new shooters at the range. My least favorite thing is to see folks launch into their shooting career without any instruction, thereby developing a bunch of bad, and sometimes unsafe, habits. To help them along, I’ve put together some tips that will help improve anyone’s handgun shooting skills. After all, it’s much cooler to look like a pro on the range, even when you’re brand new to the sport.

I have scientific proof that the “cup and saucer” handgun grip is bad and bordering on evil.

You can find out if you’re afflicted with this problem — and more importantly what you can do to correct it.

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One thought on “The Seven Deadly Sins of Handgun Shooting: The Cup and Saucer Grip

  1. The bit in that article about the golf grip makes me think of Chi Chi Rodriguez. Ugliest swing in golf, on the pro tour. I chop wood with a prettier swing, and yet he put the ball where he wanted…as much as you can in golf, heh.

    I have a buddy from college that shoots cup and saucer and does the same thing. Awesome shooter, and an exception that proves the rule.

    But in general, I couldn’t agree more…terrible grip for the 99.999% of the rest of the planet.

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