I've noticed a few videos of Rob lately where he talks about this. Here is another one.
I realized this concept a while back when I was frustrated with my front sight shaking while I squeezed hard and focused on seeing the front sight. I sucked. Then I decided that my hands were shaking, not the gun. So I just saw the front sight while I focused on a steady and strong grip. Specifically, for me, it was the front to back of my strong hand being constant, so I could stop doing exactly what Rob shows with clenching the gun downwards. It worked! Steady hands, secure grip = steady pistol.
Even in practicing transitions now I just look to the next target and move the pistol there, all while feeling the same steady grip as it arrives. Pistol arrives with sights aligned to where I am looking.
When things go wrong now I know it's just that I've fallen back to old habits. Quick adjustments and my grip, trigger pull, stance, and focus bring me back.
Side note, I haven't heard Jerry Miculek harp on this concept in the same way... But if you watch the slow motion videos of him rapid firing pistols like the S&W 500 Magnum he has forearms that look stronger than some peoples' thighs! His grip is clenched down through the whole firing process, like vice grips.
This is a great subject 1SOW, thanks for sharing! Joe L is a big proponent of this too, I'm sure he'll be along to validate and share his wisdom.
PS - I'm no Rob Leatham or Joe L. But I figured I'd share my progress. Shooting 2 weeks ago, for my first 2 magazines I was off. Made my adjustments. Next two magazines (4 rounds each) with half second splits at 15 yards produced this group with my SP-01 Compact. Big improvement compared to the bottom picture from a year ago on that smaller paper version of the USPSA target at 7 yards.
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