Weak hand practice

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    Weak hand practice

    OK, we all like to talk about practicing our shooting skills with our weak hand but how many actually do it? I had tried it off and on and was pretty bad at it. A few months ago I decided to start making it a dedicated part of every range visit. Amazing what a little practice can do for a weak hand group! DA with a snub is still a little rough though...
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    Weak hand practice

    I never considered weak hand practice as crucial until I shot a few IDPA matches that had this type senario. I sucked. But when I added this routine to my practice, I was amazed at how well I improved.

    Now if I could just work on my handwriting.

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    Added to "To Do" list......

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    Something I don't do enough of, but know I should. I am encouraged by the comments that it gets better quickly. I'll be putting more time into it.
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    I hate shooting off hand, but its a necessary evil.
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    A friend and I had a little "match" we would shoot each time we went to the range. It was a timed sequence of both slow and rapid fire with each hand. After a couple of weeks I was impressed with how little difference there was between left handed and right handed. For us it was just a matter of getting out and doing it enough.

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    I'm left handed but right eye dominate so i learned. on a weird day, with a hand gun, i shoot better with my weak hand even though it feels kinda funny.
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    I hate it too, but necessary.
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    For now, I practice offhand occasionally, both two-handed and singlehanded.

    It's my goal for the new year to spend a bit more time each range session working on my offhand stances, positioning, and execution.

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    I call it my offhand. Granted, offhand typically means one-handed shooting, but when I shoot left handed, I'm "off" a little bit!

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    every visit unless im just there shooting the hand cannons

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    I'd Give My Right Arm...

    to be ambidextrous...that being said...

    I do shoot with the weak hand, but not as much as I should!

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    I'm not quite ambidextrous, but close. My right had is stronger and definately dominant. I shoot pretty well one handed with either hand. I shoot two-handed with my right hand dominant fine. If I try to shoot two-handed with my left had dominant, I always push my shots to the left. So...to answer the question, I shoot with my weak hand every couple of range visits. I've given up on trying to shoot two handed with my weak hand. My one handed groups are good enough.

    I first decided to try weak-handed shooting based upon Murphy's Law: What happens if my right hand/arm is disabled?
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    Currently my shooting is about 40% weaver style, 40% offhand strong hand, and 20% weak hand. My weekly shooting is with the pistol club at school, where mostly bullseye type shooting is done, although I split it up and practice weaver and other stuff. It's with a S&W 1911 trainer in .22, but its about the best I can do every week. A couple times a month I also go to a public range, that is a mag or two off weakhand and offhand, and everything else with 2 handed grips.
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    I don't do it enough. Double action is the hardest for me on the weakhand.
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