I actually may go back to this with my new little LC9. Reason being, my thumbs are big and along side, or anywhere affects my trigger pull. Gonna experiment this weekend, but may just grip with trigger hand and use left as a "table"?? Any thoughts ?
As mentioned earlier, the teacup method is mainly for accuracy since you may not be as shaky with a solid platform. BUT the teacup method sucks in regards to recoil management. With your LC9, going cup-and-saucer would be awful for recoil management and you may cause the gun to short-stroke and jam. Little guns need a very solid platform to "recoil" off of to chamber the next round.
I grip this way: (others have said things that I do as well)
1. Get a solid grip with your dominant hand. Have as much control on the gun as possible with your thumb sticking up along the slide. If you tuck your thumb on the grip when shooting one-handed, you leave a large gap for the gun to "rotate" about your hand.
2. Bring in your support hand and make the knuckles of your support hand interlace with the mid-knuckles (middle of your fingers) of your dominant hand.
3. Push forward with your dominant hand and pull back with your support hand. This is the epitome of proper form for recoil management.
4. Lastly, make sure your dominant thumb is OVER your support thumb. The gap that is left just in front of the fingertips of your dominant hand is the perfect place for your support hand to rest. Your skin should be touching the grip pretty much all the way around with most of the skin being on your dominant hand. The backstrap and front strap should be touching your dominant hand only and your dominant hand should also be covering one side. The other side will have the fingertips of your dominant hand and the remaining gap is for your support hand.
When I shoot, my support thumb is actually so far forward that my dominant thumb is actually resting on the meat of my support thumb. Both of my thumbs are pointed in-line with my slide and barrel.
This is also why I hate shooting Glocks and why I am bad with them. I have to exaggerate my support wrist even more to compensate for the exaggerated grip angle and it changes my form completely. I can feel the tension from me twisting my wrist too much and it throws off my shots.
5. Lastly, DO NOT cross your thumbs. The slide will eventually bite you, not matter how low you get that thumb.
That is textbook good form, but then again, there is no cookie-cutter set of rules for everyone. Try learning textbook form and tweak it to your comfort level. Then practice, practice, practice...
This post was edited on 7/25 at 2:32 pm