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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.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BJ View Post
    I have fired .357 one handed with no problem
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    I've shot my 586 one handed with no problem. Follow-up shots presented more of a challenge, but otherwise no problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by itschuck View Post
    I have come across 1 gun that I will not try one handed.... a magnum research bfr 45/70. (Oh Im sure there are more, just havent a chance to shoot em) My sp101 (3 inch) is no problem with one hand and hogue grips.
    A friend of mine bought a S&W 500 and let me shoot it. Even two hands wasn't enough. Fired 3 rounds and handed it back to him. Too much to even be enjoyable to shoot as far as I'm concerned.

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    Ruger GP100 3". No problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adaman04 View Post
    Ruger GP100 3". No problem.
    Taurus 605 ... 2" barrel, no issues either. Yep, does have some kick for repeat shots, but not that bad. I think the .45 cal had more recoil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BJ View Post
    I have fired .357 one handed with no problem

    Me too.

    I shoot about 50 Rounds/Month on a Qual Course that involves one handed weak hand shooting. It's not bad if you have practiced and learned how to shoot.

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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.
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    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!!???"

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BJ View Post
    I have fired .357 one handed with no problem
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    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.

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    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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    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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