Having watched R. Lee Ermey firing the M1 Garand in the standing alert, I noted that his left hand was arrse about face, compared to the way we teach squaddies to shoot. The method usually employed has the thumb to the left of the forestock, and the fingers to the right. Gunny had the opposite; he'd twisted his hand 180 degrees and had the thumb on the right, fingers to the left. Knowing that the USMC take shooting pretty seriously, I tried it on a DCCT. Its a bit odd at first, but very rapidly feels fine. the left arm seems to be notably more stable, and I "shot" a 225 mm group at 100m, pretty much straight away. Some other blokes ( quite naturally) slagged me off for the new gay position, but to their credit, tried it, and found it worked for them too. Anyone else tried holding the weapon like this?