I've heard this repeatedly, and to reach his own. But, I disagree, especially for someone relatively new to pistol shooting. That technique is good for training yourself to point a pistol more naturally and to feel recoil correctly. A lot of my range sessions start shooting a group with my eyes closed (not the whole group yet...aim, close eyes, trigger, follow through, open eyes). It works to tell you if you're muscling through recoil or if your grip is wrong. But it is not IMHO a criteria for selecting one. The grip you use when you're new is NOT the grip you'll use when you learn what you're doing. Same with the draw stroke. It's not going to be consistent until you train for it to be. A modern draw stroke has you tracking the front sight in your peripheral vision as you press out, so you'll overcome differences in grip angle naturally (obviously doesn't apply when point shooting from retention). Some pistols like the M&P and the new H&Ks have interchangeable grip panels that will affect it. The strong hand grips for single and 2-handed shooting are different, so it won't even be consistent there. And there are a lot of people who shoot glocks, 1911s, and Berrettas well...there's no possible way they all naturally point the same. I just don't think that matters as much as a lot of other things that go into pistol selection. It's certainly not something to toss one away on.