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It sucks on a lightweight or small frame, but with a longer barrel on a larger frame it's not bad.
If you are going to have one, you might as well learn to shoot it; of course I do/have!
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The last .357 that I did one-handed drills with was a Ruger SP101 with a 3" bbl. Couldn't control it at all, particularly weak-handed. It was a handful with both hands, IMO, but that was also largely due to the smaller "carry" grips that it had.
Sig .357 prolly doesn't count, right?
A man in the hands of his enemies is flesh, and shudderingly vulnerable. - author unknown
As my 79 y/o retired 30 year Marine father recently said when I took him out to shoot for the first time in a long, long, while...."YOU USE 2 HANDS!!???"
Ha ha....I've shot several IDPA stages so far that are 'weak hand only', with my G21. It's doable, but not much fun; it seems like it takes forever to bring the muzzle down and get a sight picture between shots.
As far as shooting a .357 Magnum one handed goes, I think I've done it a few times. I had basically the same issue- slow follow-ups.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil...
I own a 2"bbl .357 Mag (see avatar) and have not had any probs but, like what has been already said, it is slow on follow-up shots.
I would try to get used to it if used for CCW. You nevery know what situation you might end up in.
Yup. I shot some 158's out of my new 340pd last weekend.
That backstrap SLAMMED into the meaty part of my thumb. It still hurts.
Strange thing is, though, that I really kinda liked it! :)
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Gary D. Mitchell, A Sniper's Journey: The Truth About the Man and the Rifle, P. 103, NAL Caliber books, 2006, 1st Ed.
Sure... some guns are more "comfortable" to shoot than others but I always include of at least one string of one hand only shooting with each, strong and weak side at my shooting sessions.
Bear in mind, the more work you spend with one handed shooting, the better you get. Especially with the weak side. If you only try it once a year or so, of course you are not going to have great results.
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