Now I have to change from right to left.....

Now I have to change from right to left.....

This is a discussion on Now I have to change from right to left..... within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I am having shoulder surgery on the 19th, my right shoulder and I am right handed. I don't plan on carrying an auto since my ...

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    Now I have to change from right to left.....

    I am having shoulder surgery on the 19th, my right shoulder and I am right handed.

    I don't plan on carrying an auto since my right arm will be immobilized, will make it pretty much impossible to rack a slide. I do realize that I could rack with left hand and the rear sight, but unless it is an emergency, I would prefer not to scratch my pistols. Hopefully, my left handed buddy will have a lefty holster that will fit my RedHawk.

    How many of you have been through this sort of situation?


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    I always shoot with both hands just so I know I can be accurate and comfortable with either..... so it won't hurt to learn while your good hand heels.....

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    I've been through this. Learning to shoot left handed was the easy part, its everything else that's going to seem impossible.

    Eye dominance was an issue for me, I benefited from holding my pistol slightly canted to the right. YMMV.
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    One Handed slide manipulation

    Don't discount a semi-auto with only functioning hand.

    1 handed techniques for slide manipulation include using a good stiff belt and catching either the ejection port or the rear sight on the belt to chamber/clear malfunctions. You can also use the heel of your shoe/boot. Practice with inert (dummy) rounds until you feel confident. When your shoulder heals you should also practice these with your strong hand. I never had scratching issues with either my glocks or 191's with these techniques

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    Don't push that shoulder too quickly above and beyond the necessary therapy.
    It's a complex area and needs time to fully heal.
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    get one of those xd-m 19+1 !

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    been there done that. Pocket carried durning a broken arm. Had the shoulder surgery as well but that was before I was carrying.

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    Every one should practice shooting weak hand and one handed . I think 1/2 range time and ammo should be used for this weak and strong 1 hand shooting. Might not be able to get your perfect 2 hand stance . Best to cover all bases.
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