Weak hand - and cant

Weak hand - and cant

This is a discussion on Weak hand - and cant within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Not a new subject as it has been seen in discussions in assorted threads but - wondering what the consensus is. I find invariably that ...

Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Weak hand - and cant

  1. #1
    VIP Member (Retired Staff) Array P95Carry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    South West PA

    Weak hand - and cant

    Not a new subject as it has been seen in discussions in assorted threads but - wondering what the consensus is.

    I find invariably that when shooting weak hand only, I almost always cant about 5º clockwise, maybe even more. I think this is a function of muscle dominance/reversal, relative lack of strength control and ''what works''!

    I have not tried to get rid of it because it is hard to do - and IMO it does not matter too much - my accuracy is adequate. OTOH many might say - it can always be improved on.

    So - what say y'all - any cant? if so how much? Or no cant at all.

    I guess for lefties the cant might well if present be the reverse of what I described.
    Chris - P95
    NRA Certified Instructor & NRA Life Member.

    "To own a gun and assume that you are armed
    is like owning a piano and assuming that you are a musician!."

    http://www.rkba-2a.com/ - a portal for 2A links, articles and some videos.

  2. #2
    Array QKShooter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Moderator Central
    There is a chance that it has more to do with the firearm positioned differently from the weak side of the body but, still being right eye dominant. Eye dominance more than muscle dominance I'm guessing.
    That would be even with both eyes open.
    May-haps due to head position (more than anything else) & turning the head a bit more likely will solve that...if it's a problem.
    Since it sounds like you seem to be shooting OK with the pistol slightly tilted I'm not sure how urgent a need there is to correct the problem.
    Interesting thread.

    It's getting late & I'm not sure how clear I was on that above.

  3. #3
    VIP Member
    Array srfl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Yes, I cant my hand slightly whenever I fire one handed; I do find that I apply a bit more hand strength by doing to.
    USAF: Loving Our Obscene Amenities Since 1947

  4. Remove Advertisements

  5. #4
    VIP Member Array Bud White's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Away - Health Problems
    If i shoot weak hand weak eye no if i shoot weak hand dominate eye yes about 5 degrees or so

  6. #5
    VIP Member Array Rob72's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Unless you're very different, QK is right- do a quick (yes, follow Safety Procedures!) draw and present from the off side. My guess is you'll come center-line with about a 2:00 cant.

  7. #6
    Senior Member Array purple88yj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Piedmont Triad, NC
    If I am shooting shoulder square one-handed, yes, the pistol is canted about 5-10 degrees. A little to the left if shooting right, and a little to the right if shooting left.

    Same if I shoulder off.

    I find I can recover from recoil faster, and come back to POA easier that way.

  8. #7
    Member Array smorgan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Spokane, WA

    Instructed so

    In my concealed carry and defensive fun shoot classes, we were taught to hold a bit tilted with the weak hand (and anytime we're one-handed if I remember correctly). It's a more natural position. Trying to "fix" it may in fact hamper your accuracy and point shooting instinct, in my uneducated thinking.
    I believe the right to bear arms is not only a 2nd Amendment right. I believe it is a basic human right. All people should be able to protect themselves and property.

  9. #8
    VIP Member Array packinnova's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Smack in the middle of wealthy on one side and dirt poor on the other

    I've noticed similar myself

    I noticed similar myself but was still accurate at range so I didn't dwell on it much. If I go weak hand - dominant eye, I occassionally get the same sort of results (seemed to be around 1 o-clock for me). I guess I will have to pay closer attention on my next range trip.

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Similar Threads

  1. Shooting with your weak hand...
    By 820Larry in forum General Firearm Discussion
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: November 25th, 2008, 01:52 PM
  2. The need to train better with the weak hand
    By packinnova in forum Off Topic & Humor Discussion
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: April 19th, 2008, 09:11 PM
  3. Weak hand practice
    By ELCruisr in forum Defensive Carry & Tactical Training
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: February 17th, 2007, 11:28 PM
  4. Weak Hand Draw
    By Blackeagle in forum Defensive Carry & Tactical Training
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: October 18th, 2006, 10:05 PM
  5. The weak hand factor
    By P95Carry in forum Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: November 20th, 2005, 09:27 AM