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Any one does that?
I always practice shooting one handed, both left and right, in case one hand is incapacitated.
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I shoot one handed maybe 25% of the time. Maybe I should do more as well as the weak hand shooting. Need to start shaping up for my renewal qualification anyway.
Yes, but not as much as I should.
I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous.
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When shooting one handed, cant the weapon inward about 15-30 degrees from straight up and down, this is a naturally stronger position for your wrist and will allow better control and faster follow-up shots, especially in higher caliber/recoil pistols or weak handed.
I think one-handed practice is a vital part of any defensive shooting.
I'll admit that I don't do it as often as I should but I have and will do it in the future.
When I used to shoot IDPA up at the range I worked at the guy who ran and set up the courses would ALWAYS stick one-handed shooting scenarios into every single course. Both strong hand and weak.
I always did well but only as a result of significantly slowing down and taking more time per shot, especially when it came to the weak-hand shooting.
Honestly, my thing was always trying to figure out what to do with the other hand. At first I would let it swing by my side but found that uncomfortable and a bit awkward.
It wasn't until after I took a defensive pistol class that I learned to keep that free hand on my chest. It was more comfortable, I felt more stable and I didn't have limbs swinging around.
Your bulls-eye shooters will put the other hand in a pocket or hook it through a belt loop to keep it from swinging around but I believe it's not too great for defensive-type shooting.
With the "spare hand" on your chest you can bring it back out to the gun or the gun back to it faster, and you don't have a lot of moving to get to things like spare ammo, lights, or other tools you might have on your waist or in your pockets.
I also found that when my "spare hand" wasn't flopping in the breeze I had better grouping.
Every range trip shoot a box or two strong AND weak handed.
You have to be at least as skilled as the situation (you find yourself in) is dynamic.
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Thank you guys, i thought I will looks stupid if i start shooting w/ one hand at the range.
I didn't understand the post about keeping your gun inward for better shooting.
What he's talking about is the natural "cant" of your hand.
If you hold your hands out in front of you at rest they will neither be straight up and down or flat, they will have a slight cant to them like this....
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So, naturally, if you grip something (in this example I'm griping a leatherman) you will have a stronger, more natural grip if it follows the natural "cant" of your hand. Like so....
Now, just put a gun there instead of a leatherman and that's the "inward cant" he's talking about.
Like he said, we aren't talking about a 90 degree cant like you see in the movies, but a nice, neutral, natural cant that allows you to clearly and comfortably see the sights and for your arm to feel most natural while shooting.