Weak-Hand Practice.
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Handguns > General Handgun Discussion > Weak-Hand Practice.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-29-2010, 11:27 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
gorknoids's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Virginia Beach,Virginia
Posts: 2,424
Liked 7 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default Weak-Hand Practice.

I fell off shooting weak-handed about a year ago when I had shoulder surgery, and just started doing it again about 2 weeks ago. Once I figured out that I couldn't squeeze my whole hand, the shots came back to centerline, and today it worked pretty well at 7 yards. Just wondering if anyone has tips for becoming more competent with the weak hand, as it still feels un-natural, even though I'm hitting acceptably. I was 70% in the blue on a B-3 target, with misses going right (Squeezing all fingers). I know I need to work dry-firing, but cues for wrist alignment, elbow location, and stuff like that escape me. "Practice makes perfect" should read 'Proper practice makes perfect", and that's why I'm axing. Never had no schooling in weak-hand, but I'm sure that some of you have. Your $.02 is worth millions.

__________________

"Guns don't kill people. Male Kennedy's kill people."

gorknoids is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 03-29-2010, 11:28 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
MoHawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Yorktown, VA
Posts: 2,431
Liked 493 Times on 303 Posts
Likes Given: 1621

Default

No tips here, but we can practice weak hand together

__________________

Sent by my homing pigeon that suffers from severe social anxiety.

Quote:
Originally Posted by skullcrusher View Post
Yea, um, Darin...that's in the Double Secret Bunker. :p
Quote:
Originally Posted by orangello View Post
Hookers and optics, cheap is usually a warning.

www.loryno.com
MoHawk is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2010, 11:36 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
gorknoids's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Virginia Beach,Virginia
Posts: 2,424
Liked 7 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

That sounds dirty. I'll bring golf gloves. When do you want to shoot?

__________________

"Guns don't kill people. Male Kennedy's kill people."

gorknoids is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2010, 11:38 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
MoHawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Yorktown, VA
Posts: 2,431
Liked 493 Times on 303 Posts
Likes Given: 1621

Default

That did sound pretty dirty. Let me see what I can do financially. Gotta pay the bills first. I'll let you know. Hopefully soon.

__________________

Sent by my homing pigeon that suffers from severe social anxiety.

Quote:
Originally Posted by skullcrusher View Post
Yea, um, Darin...that's in the Double Secret Bunker. :p
Quote:
Originally Posted by orangello View Post
Hookers and optics, cheap is usually a warning.

www.loryno.com
MoHawk is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2010, 11:41 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
lonyaeger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bandera,Texas
Posts: 10,381
Liked 58 Times on 35 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gorknoids View Post
That sounds dirty. I'll bring golf gloves. When do you want to shoot?
bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha!!!
__________________
lonyaeger is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2010, 11:56 PM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 7,152
Liked 21 Times on 7 Posts

Default

If my right hand is unusable when the BG's come - I'm screwed and they're safe...

__________________
NGIB is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2010, 03:48 AM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
gorknoids's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Virginia Beach,Virginia
Posts: 2,424
Liked 7 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NGIB View Post
If my right hand is unusable when the BG's come - I'm screwed and they're safe...
And that's a scenario that I hope I can overcome with practice. Actually, the BUG feels pretty natural left-handed, and with the short, soft trigger (3.5 lbs) there's not much mechanical effort involved. The XD just feels like a handful, and even though I've played guitar (Or perhaps BECAUSE) I am definitely squeezing all fingers.
__________________

"Guns don't kill people. Male Kennedy's kill people."

gorknoids is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2010, 07:45 PM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 250
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

That is something I know I'm supposed to practice, but hardly ever do.

__________________
glock2740 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2010, 08:06 PM   #9
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Rogers, AR
Posts: 6,262
Liked 2 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NGIB View Post
If my right hand is unusable when the BG's come - I'm screwed and they're safe...
Me Too!! Something for me to consider, I need to practice more left handed.
__________________
Gojubrian is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2010, 10:08 PM   #10
Lifetime Supporting Member
FTF_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Shihan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Somewhere being Awesome
Posts: 9,113
Liked 464 Times on 254 Posts

Default

Not only do I practice Left handed, but I also practice my Dual wield in case I ever need to go Full out John Woo Style.

__________________
Click if you want Awesome
Shihan is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
45ACP GSW not for the weak stomach Bigguns911 Training & Safety 17 03-05-2010 04:22 AM
The U.N Loves Obama... Because He's Weak user4 Politics, Religion and Controversy 2 09-24-2009 06:10 PM
Weak Spring ? 2gun .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 11 09-02-2009 01:23 AM
UN=weak...but you already knew that roosterjuicer Politics, Religion and Controversy 13 04-14-2009 01:11 AM
One of those WEAK MOMENTS... Mark F Semi-Auto Handguns 15 10-10-2008 07:32 PM