How Did We Get Here? (Podcast – Season 5, Ballistic Radio Episode 223, September 3rd, 2017)

“If you’re teaching other people you need to know where all this stuff came from. You need to know the why and you probably need to be familiar with it.” — Karl Rehn


Have you ever wondered where the teacup and saucer grip came from and why you will sometimes still see it on the range to this day? Maybe you’ve seen an instructor correct a student out of a particular shooting stance/grip and wondered where it came from, and if it ever had relevance to the shooting world. Karl Rehn is here to help! Rehn has designed a Historical Handgun class to take students on a walk down memory lane to the equipment and techniques of yesteryear and their applicability at the time. In this episode Rehn discusses the different eras or handguns, the techniques that were prevalent during different eras and what and who drove the evolution of handguns and techniques through the last century.

If you are a bit of a history nerd, or just like to know the origins of technique, you’ll enjoy this history lesson.


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