How to Perform an Exhibition Two Handed Rifle Spin

So, you have decided to join the Armed Exhibition Team in your JROTC program at school, but one of the most impressive moves in exhibition, the two-handed rifle spin, is out of your reach! What are you going to do?


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    Ask for help when you need it. That is what every Team Captain is told and taught to do. Don't be afraid to say you don't understand anything and need help. Otherwise, you will never accomplish anything in your program!
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    Learn the left-hand spin first, and efficiently perform it numerous times. The ONLY way you will learn how to spin a rifle with both hands is if you learn how to do it with one hand first. The left-hand spin is a very easy move to become efficient in, and shouldn't take more than one or two weeks to get the hand of.
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    Learn how to hang on to and balance the rifle while it is spinning. This is essential! No control or balance of a rifle will cause you to eventually drop it, which Drill Inspectors count off major points for at Drill Meets.
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    Learn how to bring the rifle around your back and back to port arms. This is in case you screw up with the rifle but don't drop it.
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    Okay, so now that you have learned the left-handed spin and can do it efficiently, it is time to learn how to two-handed spin.
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    Before you begin, do a few left-handed spins first to prepare yourself. And remember, control the rifle. Don't let it slip out of your hands!
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    When you do the left-handed spin that you are ready to start the two-handed spin on, the rifle should be in your left hand in the position where your fingers are facing up (the trigger of the rifle should also be facing up.) You should be holding the rifle about 3 or 4 inches (7.6 or 10.2 cm) from the trigger (not towards the butt of the rifle, towards the barrel!) Hold it here until you are ready to try the next step.
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    Take your right hand and place it next to your left hand closer the the barrel of the rifle. Don't put your hands too close (as in make sure they aren't touching), they should be just a few centimeters away from each other.
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    You will be using your right hand to push the rifle off and back into your left hand. When you are in the position stated above, release your left hand and use your right hand to push the rifle off. Toss it a bit high so you can catch it in your left hand. You will catch it like you catch a left-handed spin (with the trigger of the rifle facing down), and ready to spin it again in the same manner shown above. Congratulations! You have just performed one of the most difficult and good-looking moves in Armed Exhibition. With time, you will master it well.


  • Remember to learn left-handed spin first. It is essential to know it for a two-handed spin.
  • When you are using your right hand to push the rifle into the air and to catch it with your left hand, you need to give a bit of a swift, strong shot. Add a bit of power when you do this part of the move. If you push it off too weakly, you will more than likely catch it wrong, and increase the risk of injury.
  • Remember, Control Control Control! Do not let the rifle get the heavier of side of you! Remember, you control the rifle, and if you lose the control in your hands, you will most likely drop it or hit yourself in the face. The two-handed spin requires maximum control! If the rifle twists while you flick it out of your right hand, you will catch it wrong.


  • If you are very new at the two-handed spin, NEVER do it with someone near you! In addition to the risk of hurting them, the rifle could bounce off their body and hit YOU. Always practice your two-handed spins at a safe distance from others.
  • Be careful of the state of your hands when you do two-handed spins. If they are wet or sweaty, it would be wise to wear gloves before trying to perform it.

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