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Old 06-22-2014, 02:57 PM   #1
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Default Do you practice one handed ?

I am new so sorry if this has been covered.

Recently, after much reading on self-defense tactics and true to life situations, I have begun adding one handed shooting to my practice.

I generally shoot in a normal target shooters stance, two hands, proper grip, seeking accuracy at different distances. But keeping in the back of my mind, I may someday be in a defensive situation. My attacker may not exactly wait for me to get in a good stance or I may be in a position where I cannot do that.

So I have been practicing part of the time from low ready to shooting one handed. With practice I have improved and I note that in that very rapid situation, front blade seems to be my friend.

Anyway, curious is people do this....

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Old 06-22-2014, 03:12 PM   #2
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I practice two handed, one handed, weak handed, firing from behind cover, dropping to a knee behind low cover and a lot of other stuff.

Shooting one handed and weak handed are important skills. If you were actually involved in a real life or death situation there is a good chance that you would end up injured. What if the injury is to your shooting hand? Or even your weak hand?

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more importantly, really, is realizing how up close and really swiftly things happen and train for that. Just ask George Z about it.

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Default Very true

I will have to start practicing weak hand ...That might be interesting ! The guys at the range may want to give me room..LOL

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anyone who is around guns knows that the german word 'gwhun' means cannon. (gun.)

therefore a hand gun is a hand cannon. not hand(s) gun.
a hand gun is meant to be an extension of your hand.

if you own a hand gun and cant fire it one handed, it defies the reason why they exist.

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2 handed proper grip.
sorry, i must giggle.
2 handed shooting came about in the late 50's. it was always one handed before then.

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The Calif CCW test in my county requires one-handed shooting with each hand, so I have begun practicing this recently, since taking the required class for the permit.

What I have found is that you get the best results on target if your turn completely sideways to the target, as in archery when shooting a bow, for one handed shooting.

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I will have to start practicing weak hand ...That might be interesting ! The guys at the range may want to give me room..LOL
It is indeed very interesting !!!

But I think you will enjoy it and learn a lot.

The thought being that if your strong hand gets injured in a gun battle, you may need to revert to your weaker hand and also one handed with it.
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I usually do a little one handed and some off hand. Never hurts to at least have some basic off hand skill in case of injury.


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The Calif CCW test in my county requires one-handed shooting with each hand, so I have begun practicing this recently, since taking the required class for the permit.

What I have found is that you get the best results on target if your turn completely sideways to the target, as in archery when shooting a bow, for one handed shooting.
That's a dueling stance. It was de rigueur for 400 years.

Military handguns were mostly pointed rather than aimed. The handgun sights were primitive, or none.

I shoot one handed occasionally, only when bored with making ragged holes two-handed
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