Thanks for the open shoot and skill builder.
1 thing that I've learned was about twisting the elbows out to add torque/pressure to the pistol. I've heard online about pressing the hands together for recoil mitigation. When I do that, my chest/pecs get tight and you can only spend so much energy holding that pressure (2-4 seconds). But when you twist the elbows slightly, not even 1/2 inch rotation, it adds a world of pressure to the grip with no effort at all.
I will try this later for live fire. During the class was not the right time to try new stuff. I currently extend my arms straight and the rotation doesn't flare my elbows at all.
The 2nd thing I learned was strong hand malfunction clearing. Tapped on my holster and used my holster to grab the rear sight. Then at a downward angle toward the ground, I was able to rack. The problem I had was I didn't rack hard enough so my slide didn't lock back on the 1st try. So in the 6 man firing lane, I was the last to take the final shot.
Then after racking with slide lock, drop mag and holster. Then add in new mag and use slide release to fire 2nd shot. I have a hood on my Gcode, so even with the hood down, I found my self still pressing that hood release with my thumb after inserting in fresh mag.
We did the exercise with an empty gun, slide forward. The entire time I was waiting for someone to have a hot gun and a shot going off. But everyone was good.
I've seen this online, but was always to afraid to practice it. I didn't want to mess up my rear sight, just in case. But during the class, I had no choice and had to do it. Gonna practice it at home with my IWB and try on my belt/holster.
Of all the pistol classes, this one was the one that taught me the most so far. Things that I never tried or experienced.
Thanks again HDF staff for the skill builder.