I have a confession to make: I really suck at one-handed pistol shooting.
When I first shot the Glock 17 in a more training manner than range plinking manner, I fooled around with one-handed shooting only a little. I was comfortable I could hit the silhouette at 9 yards so I was content. Now that I'm becoming more involved in practicing with my own handgun, a full-size 1911, I'm noticing a very different outcome when I try to shoot one-handed.
My primary problem is sight alignment; I can't hold the sights steady worth a damn. Two hands and I'm rock solid, but one hand and it feels incredibly awkward. As I type this, I've been dry firing the gun for the last ten minutes, trying to figure out a way to get "on target" quickly using only one-hand, and I'm positive there is some way to train myself to do better holding the pistol steady with one hand (short of holding a weight out in one hand for a couple minutes at a time as a form of exercise, that is). Thin I might be, but I certainly don't see myself as weak, which is why this bugs me to no end.
The reason I'm concerned about one-handed shooting, specifically, is because I can very easily envision a situation where one would be required to use only one hand: if you take a fall and injure a hand, if you are trying to ward off an attacker with one hand, if you're already holding something in one hand, etc. Or if, like me, you just happen to sprain a wrist by being stupid while exercising.
Does anyone have any suggestions for ways to improve one-handed shooting? Drills, exercises, general tips?