straight thrust


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Noun1.straight thrust - (fencing) an attacking thrust made with one foot forward and the back leg straight and with the sword arm outstretched forward
fencing - the art or sport of fighting with swords (especially the use of foils or epees or sabres to score points under a set of rules)
knife thrust, stab, thrust - a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument; "one strong stab to the heart killed him"
remise - (fencing) a second thrust made on the same lunge (as when your opponent fails to riposte)
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I've learned over the years a straight thrust of the firing hand thumb upward on about a 45-degree angle (think: shove tip of thumb up toward ejection port atop the slide) works more positively, and is virtually required to off-safe the Walther PP series.
A quick, straight thrust does it; the column of air trapped in the straw keeps it momentarily rigid enough to cut through the potato.
Imagine striking an opponent's chest with a rear hand straight thrust punch.