Some Thoughts on One Hand Gun Stuff

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    Some Thoughts on One Hand Gun Stuff

    My take on Gun Hand Only stuff. I am a proponent of working every gun skill with both hands, right hand only and left hand only to maximize our survivability in a worst case event. I know, statistically, it is unlikely that you'll ever need these skills. Of course, statistically, it is unlikely you will ever need a gun at all. Cold stats are little comfort in a fight for your life.

    Gun Hand Only Drawstroke, Reloads and Slide Manipulation

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    Very good video. I like how you point out to work out the problems now with getting to your spare mags. Mission drives the gear!

    I look forward to seeing your video on off hand work.

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    One of the tactical thoughts that comes to mind is what if your strong side gun hand is injured and you have to do everything with your off hand.

    I like appendix carry for this reason.

    I can access my pistol with my off side hand.

    As I have gotten older and less flexible this is the only posistion I can do this from.
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    People that might not have combat sights on there guns can use skatter tape between the rear sight and ejection port. I have run my carry guns this way for years.

    Good vid paul, shoot the other one up for us to take a look at reaction hand manipulations...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harryball View Post
    People that might not have combat sights on there guns can use skatter tape between the rear sight and ejection port. I have run my carry guns this way for years.

    Good vid paul, shoot the other one up for us to take a look at reaction hand manipulations...
    I have serrations running accross the top of the slide in the same location you described on my EDC Glock 23. Even if you have combat sights it's still nice to have another option for working the slide with the skateboard tape or serrations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AOK View Post
    I have serrations running accross the top of the slide in the same location you described on my EDC Glock 23. Even if you have combat sights it's still nice to have another option for working the slide with the skateboard tape or serrations.
    The serrations would be nice...I use the skate tape because its cheap and easy..It make the single hand manipulations real easy to preform.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harryball View Post
    The serrations would be nice...I use the skate tape because its cheap and easy..It make the single hand manipulations real easy to preform.
    I used skate board tape for a few months before the serrations. I tried a friends M&P with the serrations and thought it was even a little easier for one handed manipulations. With that said, some can't justify paying to get the work done on their gun and I can understand that when the tape works well and is MUCH cheaper. To each his own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AOK View Post
    I used skate board tape for a few months before the serrations. I tried a friends M&P with the serrations and thought it was even a little easier for one handed manipulations. With that said, some can't justify paying to get the work done on their gun and I can understand that when the tape works well and is MUCH cheaper. To each his own.
    I would be interested in some pics of that. I might have to have it done...

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    That was thought provoking & informative. Thanks, Paul!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harryball View Post
    I would be interested in some pics of that. I might have to have it done...
    Here you go!





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    Very nice. Im going to look into that. Thanks...

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    Here's the clip on Offhand Only Gun Stuff.

    Old School,

    You are correct with regards to appendix carry. It makes one hand gunwork like cheating! Here's a clip I did on Drawing fromAappendix.

    I don't get into reloading or anything but you can see from the carry location how much more centrally located everything is.

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