Practice your off and one hand shooting, folks

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    Practice your off and one hand shooting, folks

    Tried to cut some fingers off on my table saw this weekend and I'm limited to my left hand for a few weeks. 12 stitches, hanging pinky and some pain meds are keeping the gun in the safe.
    This has shown me I need to be prepared to carry left handed in addition to practicing shooting one handed drills. And yes, if you aren't dumb, this won't happen but I'm human as most and can be dumb sometimes...
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    Dernit... sorry to hear. Heal fast.
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    I recently received 3rd degree burns on my left hand, fingers, and forearm. An excellent time to practice one handed drills. Hope all heals ok. Good luck!


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    Sorry to hear about the digit issue. Hope they heal quickly. I do practice shooting with my off hand but not near as much as I probably should. And I never carry on the off side. This is something I'm going to have to start doing. There's no telling when something like that can happen.
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    Glad that you will have fingers, after that. Sorry you were injured.
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    It may also be a good reason to pick up a weak side holster in the event that you cannot carry/draw with your strong hand.

    Heal fast my friend.

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    Very sorry to hear this amigo, get better soonest.

    Hope you ain't one of those carry empty chamber type a folks.
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    Heal fast, guys!

    Towards this topic, there was recently some discussion that might be interesting to look back upon: Shooting with your off hand
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    Hope you heal fast. This is an excellent reminder of why we should practice off hand shooting. More importantly, practice drawing with your off hand. Do you know how to do it quickly and safely? This is one reason I like the AIWB carry position, because it makes off hand drawing much easier.
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    Hope you're feeling better soon southpaw!

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    Sorry for the reason you posted this.....good coaching however!
    Mend quickly!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnHancock View Post
    Hope you're feeling better soon southpaw!
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    To good health, OP.
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    Hope your healing well now.


    On a slight caveat, let us use common vocabulary. I say this because of three Internet communications I recently ran across misusing "off hand". Shooting "off hand" is simply shooting in a standing position, typically unsupported. Off hand is a shooting position, as is prone, kneeling, or seated.

    Righties shooting left or vice versa is "non dominant" or "weak side/hand".

    And that is good training. So is the one hand grip. Thanks for sharing this hard earned wisdom.
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    Every range trip, I shoot one handed with both my strong and weak side. I don't practice two handed weak side, as I never see that as an option, meaning if my strong hand can be used for two handed, it will be my shooting hand.
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