Left or right Handed?

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    I am naturally right handed but on my department we have a segment of our qualification shoot that requires left hand shooting. We use our own hostage type target, at three yards; three shots to the head of the hostage taker strong hand, three shots same location weak hand; all unsupported. I don't necessarily relish the idea of taking out a hostage taker with a handgun but, the scenario is supposed to be a no option last ditch situation. Any hits anywhere else -5 points. Time frame is about 8 seconds.

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    I am an odd ball. I am right handed and left eye dominat. I shoot pistol mostly right handed and carry right handed but am just as good and shoot just as often left handed. I do however shoot rifle and shootgun off my left side. Call me crazy but I think I have some wire crossed somewere.
    Im in the oddball catigory also
    I try not to shoot handguns lefty very often. Im afraid it might make bad habits for me.

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    Right handed. My left hand is pretty much usless whan it comes to anything that requires skill. I really should practice shooting lefty though.

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    I'm right handed, but I will run weak-hand drills.

    I shoot my USPc fairly well with my left hand, sometimes even better than my right - go figure.
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    I write and eat with my left hand, but throw, play guitar, mandolin, etc with my right....
    due to having a motorcycle wreck in 94 which resulted in a broken left arm I had to learn to write and eat with the right....
    Also had to learn to shoot with the left one....
    comes in handy sometimes....
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    Ambidextrous with a left hand preference, cross eye dominant.

    You may find this thread useful:

    http://handgunsandammo.proboards36.c...ead=1105295201

    It's about 40/60 there.

    Josh <><

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    Write lefty, shoot righty. Right eye dominant. Always practice shooting with each hand.

    I'm one of those mixed-up oddballs. Write with my left hand but everything else right-handed - including drawing & painting (pastels & oils), which I would have thought would be the same as my writing hand. Back in my younger days, I was very athletic and was "goofy-footed" (left-foot dominant) on my snowboard but right-foot dominant on my windsurfer.

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    Write lefty, computer mouse ambi (I mouse a lot, switch to prevent carpal-tunnel) virtually everything else including shooting right.

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    I train ambi and do most things as such.
    To write I use my right while for shooting I'm most accurate for long distance pistol shots with my left but fastest with my right.

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    I was always right handed but when I lost most of the sight in right eye I started shooting lefty. It helped.
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    I'm a southpaw, left handed & right-eyed . I consider my left to be dominate while shooting, but I can shoot very well with right hand, my right trigger finger isn't quite as good.
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    RH predominantly. Here lately I have started practicing with my left hand, never know when I may have to use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud White
    I Can Fix that poll so the lefties Win
    If you did that I might go out and start practicing left handed (I really should). I already shoot left eyed. Next trip to the range I'm a gonna give it a try and see how I do.

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    I'm right handed and do basically all of my shooting right handed. However, at each range session, I always shoot a few left handed. The recoil is really strange feeling left handed.

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    Can shoot with both. The hardest thing I've had to learn is shooting with both eyes open.
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