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Old 09-11-2012, 08:35 PM   #1
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Default Whats the best way to learn to shoot with your off hand?

I've been shooting quite a while and have generally practiced with two hands. Lately, I've been practicing with one hand and doing pretty well with all my handguns. My left hand, though, (off hand) is just not accurate. I might hit a paper plate with a lot of time and concentration. What's the best way to build off hand accuracy? Thanks.

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Old 09-11-2012, 08:39 PM   #2
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Honestly and I'm not trying to be sarcastic, you just have to practice. I actually shoot better right handed (I'm a lefty) but I can't draw with my right hand worth a crap to carry that way.

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I sort of figured that, myself, but no matter how many caps I bust, trying for trigger control and the rest, I miss that darn target, wasting ammo. That's why I was asking. I reload, but even that cost has gone up, so I have to watch the budget. When I started shooting a handgun a few years ago, I couldn't hit crap one handed, but got good two handed. Now all of a sudden, I can shoot great with my right (primary) hand. I want to improve my left hand. Thanks for the response.

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I sort of figured that, myself, but no matter how many caps I bust, trying for trigger control and the rest, I miss that darn target, wasting ammo. That's why I was asking. I reload, but even that cost has gone up, so I have to watch the budget. When I started shooting a handgun a few years ago, I couldn't hit crap one handed, but got good two handed. Now all of a sudden, I can shoot great with my right (primary) hand. I want to improve my left hand. Thanks for the response.

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For trigger control, snap caps while you're watching tv. I meant to add, don't forget shooting lefty means corrections are backwards http://www.gunlink.info/targets/PistolChartL1S.pdf
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Thanks again, I'll try that.

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The same way you get to Carnegie Hall.
Practice, practice, practice.

Seriously, it is the only way. Now days I don't wory about too much about target shooting, I practice on stuff like cans and milk jugs. Both aiming and offhand shooting.
I've gotten pretty proficient at hitting small objects on the move with my dominant hand out to 15+ yards, less so with my other. But I'm still working on it.

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Rent a porsche, buy a rolex, tie your "on" hand tovthe steeringwheel, drive down to your local projects and wait. No better way to learn than to just do.

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I did it the fun and expensive way. Range time and ammo

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You didn't say at what distances you are trying to shoot. When shooting with weak hand, move the target closer & practice there until you are satisfied & then move it out.

Personally, I have better accuracy with just 'point & shoot' than by trying to use the sights. I figure the only time I'll actually need to shoot weak handed is in an emergency & at fairly close quarters.

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I shoot pretty good with my weak hand. But not near as fast. You just need to practice. If you shoould decide to shoot in competitions you will end up being required to shoot off hand. It is a skill you may need some day.

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