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Old 06-15-2010, 09:30 PM   #1
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i've been shooting about 6 months now mostly with a 9mm sig P226, a beretta 96D centurion in .40S&W, and a little with a colt delta elite 10mm....

whay kind of groupings should i have before attempting to shoot one handed(I'm righty)with my right or left handed with both hands...

for the most part i can keep 8-10 outta 10 rounds in the 6" circle at 36 feet with both the 9mm and the .40

the .40 is tougher for me as its DAO and the longer trigger pull still gives me a lot of room for error that i seem to still be working out.

curious what others have done before moving on.

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Mack in my early military training, I learned something very similar to the Handgun Quick Kill Shooting Technique for one handed handgun shooting. Rather then explain it, I will embarrassingly and shamefully, direct you to go to these two websites on another forum.

They will do a much better job of explaining then I possibly can. I am more of a hands on person. If you have any other questions concerning the information, let me know. There are also individual instructional classes out there as well, but they usually end up costing quite a bit.

Everyone that shoots regularly and practices should be very adaptable and comfortable handling and shooting one handed at 3 feet to 15 to 20 yards, even with your off hand. Just like choosing the right handgun that shoots and feels right for you, learning to shoot proficiently one handed comes with practice, muscle memory and self developed and tuned instincts to your handgun.

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i've been shooting about 6 months now mostly with a 9mm sig P226, a beretta 96D centurion in .40S&W, and a little with a colt delta elite 10mm....

whay kind of groupings should i have before attempting to shoot one handed(I'm righty)with my right or left handed with both hands...

for the most part i can keep 8-10 outta 10 rounds in the 6" circle at 36 feet with both the 9mm and the .40

the .40 is tougher for me as its DAO and the longer trigger pull still gives me a lot of room for error that i seem to still be working out.

curious what others have done before moving on.
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I finally fixed my "milking" issue when shooting weak-handed last weekend. It was one of those rare days when I walk out of the range feeling like I've achieved something important, because I felt confident that as long as I could pick up my pistol, I could employ it effectively.
I'd reeled in a buttload of targets that Stevie Wonder would have been embarrassed of before I tried using my thumb to counter the whole-hand trigger press. In the end, nothing I was doing, whether it was strong-hand or two-handed, related to the problem of pushing my shots to the right. It was strictly a weak-hand thing, and IMO, if you can't shoot weak-hand you are halving the value of carrying a handgun.
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IDPA has cured my weak hand shots. They should be practiced regularly.

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Mack in my early military training, I learned something very similar to the Handgun Quick Kill Shooting Technique for one handed handgun shooting. Rather then explain it, I will embarrassingly and shamefully, direct you to go to these two websites on another forum.

They will do a much better job of explaining then I possibly can. I am more of a hands on person. If you have any other questions concerning the information, let me know. There are also individual instructional classes out there as well, but they usually end up costing quite a bit.

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Cane,

I do not carry, my profession or occupation would have to require it for it to even be possible here in chicago and or illinois...

although i would eventually like to take the class they offer around here for a florida or utah permit, but more so just to be that much more comfortable and capable with the handgun.

and thanks.
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I finally fixed my "milking" issue when shooting weak-handed last weekend. It was one of those rare days when I walk out of the range feeling like I've achieved something important, because I felt confident that as long as I could pick up my pistol, I could employ it effectively.
I'd reeled in a buttload of targets that Stevie Wonder would have been embarrassed of before I tried using my thumb to counter the whole-hand trigger press. In the end, nothing I was doing, whether it was strong-hand or two-handed, related to the problem of pushing my shots to the right. It was strictly a weak-hand thing, and IMO, if you can't shoot weak-hand you are halving the value of carrying a handgun.
It's not intuitive (And I've played guitar for decades) and it's not pretty, but it is a means of ensuring that you will win, even if things don't start out so well.
Start practicing tomorrow.
Well, I see what you're saying, i knew i would get solid advice from everyone here...thanks gorknoids. I'll try something new today, after reading those links.
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One handed and off handed shooting is a must learn and should be learned very early. Though I am lucky at being ambidextrous I still practice one handed and off hand shooting as often as possable.

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I practice weak hand (one and two handed) fairly regularly. I find I am a bit MORE accurate when shooting two handed, weak side as I concentrate more on the mechanics.

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