Left or right Handed?

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    Left or right Handed?

    so which hand do you shoot with? Do you practice with the other? I am left handed. I write left handed, bowl left, golf left, throw left BUT I shoot right handed! Only things I do right handed is play guitar and shoot. I can shoot left handed but I shoot a lot better right handed. I am right eye dominant, maybe thats the reason I'm so mixed up! :)
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    I am hardcore right handed. My left hand is useful only for catching a baseball and holding the fork while my right hand cuts the steak. I try, on occasion, to shoot left handed and I can get the rounds downrange, but accuracy is severely impaired to the point of being embarassing. Guess I need to spend more time on it.
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    I shoot 99% of the time lefty handed i can shoot right handed if need be and do for some training

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    99.9% right hander - but do try hard to get that left hand doing some shooting!!

    Not made easier by having an old fractured left elbow from several years ago - darned thing won't go straight any more - oh well - adapt and improvise
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    LH mostly, but I can and do shoot some RH as well. I tend to switch batting ect RH. Alot just depends on the activity.
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    I voted just to see the right handers win again. Kind of a silly question to ask.

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    Right, some left, but mostly use both.
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    I am right handed but when I'm at the range I do some shooting with my left hand just in case

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    Left hand & left eye, but for some reason right hand works well too with my left eye.

    Groupings a little more consistent with my left hand but my right hand doesn't tire out as quickly when I dry fire (still getting the action smoothed out!)
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    some right, some left, most of the time both.

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    I voted ambidextrous because I can do almost everything either handed although some things are better done right handed. Writing legibly comes to mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by one eyed fatman
    I voted just to see the right handers win again. Kind of a silly question to ask.
    I Can Fix that poll so the lefties Win

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    I shoot right handed mostly. I do practice some left handed shooting every trip to the range. I had a major fall several years ago and the final diagnosis was sprain, strain, break, jammed and painful. Broke one bone, sprained wrist, jammed fingers, strained the elbow, and tore the labrum in the shoulder. Fortunately no rotator cuff damage. Had surgery to repair labrum last August, but the wrist hurts everytime I shoot left handed. I can't find any exercise that will help that. I wish I could shoot better left handed since I am left eye dominant.
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    I use either hand equally well. I use whichever hand is available.My primary gun is on my right hip and my BG is in my left pocket. If somthing is in my right hand and I need to access my gun I go for the BG. this has been my way of doing things all my life.

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    I am in the same boat as Soonerjh. 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.

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