Do you shoot both Left and Right handed?

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by opaww, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. opaww

    opaww New Member

    Do you shoot both Left and Right handed?

    While many people tend to only practious their shooting with there dominate hand, I practious with both. I believe that a person should be as good with one hand as the other; it is both practical and efficient. One can never know if your good arm/hand will be usable in times of emergencies or not.

    I have shot both handguns and rifles ambidextrous for many years and sometimes think I shoot better with my off hand.
  2. spittinfire

    spittinfire Active Member Supporter

    My dad does. He's right handed but prefers shooting left handed but can do both. I've recently started practicing with both hands and my left hand is slowly coming around.

  3. kcolg

    kcolg New Member

    I do. When I practice shooting behind cover , I switch to my left hand if ,a the wall for example,is on my right,so I expose my body less than if i shoot with my right hand . Good exercise.
  4. gorknoids

    gorknoids New Member

    I do, but I have to use sights with my weak hand. :D
  5. user4

    user4 New Member

    Opaww is completely right. I is a valuable exercise to continuously practice with both. I CAN shoot with both, but I am unable to bend my index finger at the top joint of my off hand. I can still shoot with it, but it's extremely difficult.
  6. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

    I don't practice with my off hand when I shoot my rifles. My thought is, if I am behind the scope on one of my boltguns, you probably aren't going to have a chance to wing me before I drop 168 plus grains on you. :D

    Now, with my pistols, that is another story. I frequently practice with a two hand and a single hand hold with my off hand. In a pistol fight, it's much more likely that both participants are going to get hit - I just want to make sure I am not hit last. ;)

    I would recommend that everyone practice shooting off hand, especially with a one hand grip, with your strong arm tucked into your side, like you been hit.

    It's a skill you should develop and hope you never have you use.

  7. Franciscomv

    Franciscomv New Member

    I'm left handed, but for some reason my school teachers made me write with my right hand. I also spent a lot of time with my grandfather, who thought left handed people were the anitchrist, so he tried his best to fix me. :)

    At first I was a bit confused and not that good at anything with either hand, but now I'm fully ambidextrous. There are lot's of little exercises that you can do everyday to train your weak hand. Simple things, like switching the hand you use on your computer mouse (especially effective if you play games!).

    There are still things that I do better with one hand than with the other, for example I tend to use a lefty stance for boxing or MMA (and my grapling techniques are better when the left hand "leads"), but I shoot better with my right hand.

    Trust me, if you start doing things that you usually do with your strong hand with your weak one, you'll soon notice a huge improvement. Some people find it easier than others (it took me a few years to be fully ambidextrous, but I've got the worse hand to eye coordination in the Universe).
  8. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

    Being left handed and nearly legally blind in my left eye (thanks heridity), I have always shot long guns right handed. The right eye is still 20-10 :). Help is baseball, but not much else. Pistols, I can shoot either handed. I think lefties have an easier time, because they are forced to use their right hand more than righties have to use their left hands every day. Think about it, to drive and shift gears, gotta use the right hand. It is a right handed world.
  9. falseharmonix

    falseharmonix New Member

    I'm right handed but am left-eye dominant.

    My brother is left handed but right-eye dominant.

    Who the hell pissed in my gene pool?!?!

    I practice one and two handed with my strong side, but haven't tried much with the weak side. Was thinking of heading up to the range in a few minutes. Guess I'll give it a try.
  10. chopkick

    chopkick New Member

    Yes, I do. When I qualify every year, part of our course of fire is firing from 7 yards with the weak hand (my left). much easier than I thought it would be.
  11. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

    Pistols, yes. Long guns, I'd have to be forced.
  12. Kill-Zone

    Kill-Zone Guest

    Both hand's here amberdextirious (spelling)
  13. WDB

    WDB New Member

    A lot of left hand shooters here and I'm another one! I do shoot right hand as well as it makes since to be able to shoot with reasonable skill with either hand. In a stressful situation you will go to habbit (your stong side) but like most of life you should have a plan "B".
  14. Minionsram

    Minionsram New Member

    I shoot with my left and right, both handgun and rifle. I even bought a left handed bow to practice with.