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This is a discussion on what percentage of your pistol practice is shooting one handed? within the Defensive Carry & Tactical Training forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Lets see, IMOC, 90% one handed/right and left handed [ mostly right handed ]. BUT, I'm a southpaw by birth. Back in the day, everyone ...

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    Lets see, IMOC,

    90% one handed/right and left handed [ mostly right handed ]. BUT, I'm a southpaw by birth. Back in the day, everyone had to write right handed as little kids, with no consideration for those left handed, so I became right handed writing, shooting [ I consider the right hand the strong side and carry strong side/right side ] hammer right handed or left handed, tennis there's no backhand i just switch hands on the fly, bat from from either side, shoot from either side, double knife/stick skills [ obviously both hands at the same time ], Chicken strips on the bike tires show I lean the bike just a little further [ 1/4" ] vs right leans at 3/8's and I've determined it has to be due to my being ever so slightly left eye dominant [ and at times neutral ]. My left eye being the dominant side, my spacial judgement is finer tuned, not by much but enough to see the difference on the street after an aggressive twisties is completed.

    IMO, I became MORE ambi after learning the double sticks, then later the double knives. The one skill I never have nor believe I need to practice is the two handed shooting iso using my left hand as the strong hand. I do make use of the CAR method of moving the gun between hands using a two hand hold without thought however, so I could practice that way but don't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frodebro View Post
    The big "eye opener" for me was that first trip to the bathroom...
    I had to have reconstructive surgery a long time ago on both hands and would be in a cast for six weeks. I told the surgeon to do both of them at once and get it over with cause I could dress and eat with two casts on. He asked me how I planned on wiping myself. I said oh.
    Anyways, I've learned over the years not to take two working hands for granted.
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    Probably about 30%, both strong and weak hand only, both live and dryfire.

    Mostly because it's often a stage requirement. Tuesday night's match for instance saw a stage where 3 targets had to be engaged each, weak, strong only and freestyle for 9 tgts total.
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    Walking with a cane has forced me to do a majority of practice one handed.
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    I have only practiced once one handed, and my group sized only increased marginally with my dominant hand. Off hand was pretty horrible and pretty slow. Next time I go out, I'll be working on that and making one handed shooting a part of my routine.
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    50% both hands
    50% right hand
    50% left hand
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    Quote Originally Posted by Psycho41 View Post
    50% both hands
    50% right hand
    50% left hand
    huh? that's 150%
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    I shoot 25% of the time one handed. Mostly only up close targets. I have been trying to push my J frame out a little farther. [ past 30 yards]. And that is definitely two handed territory. Maybe I need to concentrate more on my close up game. DR

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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    Not enough!
    What @gasmitty said !
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    I don’t really practice, I just check from time to time. That’s the beautiful thing about owning a place where you can shoot.

    Im out walking in the backyard and see a pile of concrete blocks that are normally invisible when the leaves are out. I see one sticking up, and shoot a couple rounds, one strong, one weak hand unsupported.
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    Check it out, and see two hits on the left side
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    Good enough for me! Reholster, go back in by the fire, and top off my gun. I shoot a few rounds everyday, various targets, distances, and techniques. Sometimes my target my be a yote, fox, possum or other critter.
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    Sorry about the pics; I keep forgetting the forum has been jacked up since the switch.
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    All my shooting is one handed . . . unless there's a cup holder handy.
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    Looks like a chip of the old block, G-Man ! (Times two.)
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    I switch it out, but not enough. Good point.

    That being said, allow me some brevity and a bit of explanation on my different styles of shooting if you will. NSFW

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