The Importance of Shooting One-Handed

Discussion in 'CCW & Open Carry' started by lklawson, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    Just a quick little article. A few years old too, but still useful and thought provoking.

    From:
    www.alloutdoor.com/2014/07/02/impor...etter&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=2015-08-15

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
     
  2. FlashBang

    FlashBang I Stand With Talon Lifetime Supporter

    It is important to practice using one hand and to also practice weak hand shooting. In addition to practicing shooting, you should also learn and practice how to do a one handed reload and a one handed jam clear. ;)

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  3. talon

    talon the banned wagon

    And you get to look gangsta as f#@k!!
     

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  4. FlashBang

    FlashBang I Stand With Talon Lifetime Supporter

    Holding your johnson trying to shoot "G" style while wearing pink ears makes you look like anything BUT an OG. :rofl::rofl:

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  5. talon

    talon the banned wagon

    Always tryin' to keep a brotha down.
     
  6. Hermitt

    Hermitt Hey! Get Off My Lawn! Member

    I saw this yesterday somewhere... maybe on fzbk.... laughed my azz off! :rofl:
     
  7. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

    I shoot ambidextrous, depending on the day one hand might be better then the other.
     
  8. monsterdawg

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    Not me. I can shoot with either hand. ;P
     
  9. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    I'd give my left arm to be ambidextrous. ;)

    More seriously, however, I do practice with either side, both Offhand and Two-handed.

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
     
  10. Rerun

    Rerun Supporting Member

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    It's 'give Your left leg'!

    Too many folk that have lost the use of an arm have been unable to continue prior skills because they don't have another arm to hold something with while working on it with the other arm (mechanic to name one).

    eldar
     
  11. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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    "It only takes One White Crow to destroy the premise that ALL crows are Black!" ~Col. Thomas Bearden

    I once bought a used "Marquis de Sade" station wagon off of a one-armed Mechanic!
    BEST Dirt Cheap car EVER! Drove the balls off that thing. :D

    He had to change the starter before I got it, picked it up the next day! ;)
     
  12. Rerun

    Rerun Supporting Member

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    I have a friend who lost the use of his dominate arm. He was a mechanic by trade.

    He was unable to continue his trade for many years until he learned to train his non-dominate arm to do the things he used to do as a mechanic.

    It takes him 3-4 times longer to repair an engine than it did before he lost his dominate arm.

    He told me once, "If I had had the choice, I would have lost both legs versus losing my arm."

    eldar
     
  13. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    It wasn't intended as a slight to amputees, some of whom have been friends. It as intended as a joke, highlighting the illogical and impossible contradiction of being both one-armed and ambidextrous, thus implying that the person making the statement is unaware of the definitions or does not have the forethought to see the contradiction before speaking. It's similar to someone stating "I like the color 'clear'." or "If I had to choose only one color,it would be 'plaid'."

    Now that I've had to explain it, I feel kinda let down. :(

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
     
  14. Rerun

    Rerun Supporting Member

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    It wasn't taken as a 'slight'.

    eldar
     
  15. osbornk

    osbornk Hillbilly on a motorcycle Member

    I never gave much thought to learning to use my left hand to do stuff I always do with my right until a few years ago when I had to have rotator cuff surgery on my right shoulder. I learned the hard way. Have you ever went to the bathroom and tried to wipe with your less dominate hand? I was handicapped terribly trying to go abut my normal routine while my arm was in a sling. I need to practice shooting left handed more.
     
  16. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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    THE REST OF US got it, KLawson! ;) :D
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    Same here, except I was born left handed, trained right...
    Not too big a deal, and now I am more ambi than ever before! Big Plus :D
     
  17. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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  18. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    Hey, at least give me the opportunity to nerd it up in my humor! ;)

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
     
  19. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

    Coming to think of it, it's maybe not a bad idea to shoot at a lesser distance with your weak hand.
    Like 7 yards instead of 10 or 5 instead of 7.
    That will give you an idea about accuracy.
    10 inch target 15 yards strong hand and 7 yards weak hand for instance.
    That way you'll know what distance you can take the shot with either hand.
     
  20. Rerun

    Rerun Supporting Member

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    The PPC Course used by LEO's for the past 5 decades worked that problem out pretty well as it required strong hand, weak hand shooting while standing, kneeling, and behind barricades at 3, 7, and 50 foot distances.

    There are better training methods available now for a few dollars more.

    eldar