Strong Hand Only sighted rapid fire - what technique works for you?

Strong Hand Only sighted rapid fire - what technique works for you?

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    Strong Hand Only sighted rapid fire - what technique works for you?

    Hi all,

    Wanted to ask the members in our favorite sub-forum what you have found works best for you when firing Strong Hand Only (SHO) rapid fire at 7 - 15 yards. Grip, Stance, Posture...etc.

    Defensive /combat shooting techniques only...no slow fire bullseye techniques.

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    Grip is strong, slight cant to the left ( I am a right handed shooter), Stance (depends) I make sure my core is good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harryball View Post
    Grip is strong, slight cant to the left ( I am a right handed shooter), Stance (depends) I make sure my core is good.
    I think the core is something that doesn't get mentioned enough when talking about technique.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMB View Post
    I think the core is something that doesn't get mentioned enough when talking about technique.
    You are right about that, most people think your feet have to be a certain way in order to shoot. If your moving off the x, your feet can be doing a lot, but your core has to remain consistent to make effective hits..IMO
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    Aiming at the belly.
    I do not cant the gun.
    With both eyes open I use the front sight only.
    Stance is the same as the two handed MI, but with just one hand.
    Grip is firm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Temkin View Post
    Aiming at the belly.
    I do not cant the gun.
    With both eyes open I use the front sight only.
    Stance is the same as the two handed MI, but with just one hand.
    Grip is firm.
    "MI" ?

    You use only the front sight out to 15 yds?

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Temkin View Post
    Aiming at the belly.
    I do not cant the gun.
    With both eyes open I use the front sight only.
    Stance is the same as the two handed MI, but with just one hand.
    Grip is firm.
    Very effective technique IMO, Both eyes open, front sight on target, good firm grip, aim at belly/pelvic area and stitch it up!
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    I try my best to train like I will fight meaning to accept my natural human reactions as well as keep things as simple as reasonably possible so I can easily integrate different weapons. My stance, grip, posture do not vary if shooting with one hand or two hands.

    Grip - firm. I don't believe in the 60/40, 70/30 type varied grip pressure. Everything firm included one handed shooting.

    Posture - try copying a natural startle response / or getting ready to explode off of the line of attack by lowering my center of gravity with my knees bent and a slight lean forward.

    Stance - wherever the feet are they are. However, I prefer to keep things consistent as I would fighting with any weapon (handgun, impact weapon, edged weapon, h2h) with my left foot forward and my right foot back. With that said, I can fight just as well with my right foot forward and right foot back.
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    Firm grip.
    3/4 extension, front sight rising to full extension front sights
    Both eyes open ,looking at center mass.
    Pistol centered ,shots walking up the target.
    Heading for cover, extra mag in weak hand
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Temkin View Post
    Aiming at the belly.
    I do not cant the gun.
    With both eyes open I use the front sight only.
    Stance is the same as the two handed MI, but with just one hand.
    Grip is firm.

    Agree pretty much with Matt, here's my thoughts..

    Gun not canted.
    Center the front sight in the middle of the slide, if your hits are off they will most likely be high but good horizontal. Why you aim low
    Both eye open
    Stance, is what ever the situation calls for. Just drive the gun to the target.
    Grip, is firm
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMB View Post
    "MI" ?

    You use only the front sight out to 15 yds?

    Thanks
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    15 yards I practice from behind cover with 2 hands--at longer distances the more important it is to place your sights on the stomach level.

    Off gun hand to chest


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    Solid Grip
    Off gun hand to chest
    Shoulders square to a slight extension with the right shoulder
    I also cant inward slightly
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    Strong Hand Only sighted rapid fire - what technique works for you?
    With a sidearm that fits like an extension of my own hand, I've found generally that I only need to slightly slow down my firing. Same basic grip, same basic sighting. I "blade" my body, typically, getting my body well behind the shot (instead of facing the target and raising my arm toward it). Then, I begin firing, but more slowly than I normally do with my two-handed grip. Gives the recoil time to get my POA back on track. Seems to work well enough, when going one-handed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tacman605 View Post
    Solid Grip
    Off gun hand to chest
    Shoulders square to a slight extension with the right shoulder
    I also cant inward slightly
    What advantage do you think this offers?

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    Biomechanically a sight inward cant will offset the effect of recoil on the thumb to allow for more rapid followup shots
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