Lefty..vs..right hand....

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by LONGHAIR, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. LONGHAIR

    LONGHAIR New Member

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    Anybody shoot with one hand as good as the other ??...When I eye-ball holding left handed it seems to shot more to the right on the Target..Saturday my buddy said the same thing to..It maybe the way we hold the gun..We where shooting S & W .38 snub-nose...
     
  2. silverado113

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    I'm a lefty and actually shoot pistol better right handed but my draw is slow which is why I carry on my left side. On the other hand I can barely hold a rifle right handed let alone shoot one.
     

  3. peters923

    peters923 New Member

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    I'm a lefty. I shoot well right handed also. Practice.
     
  4. trip286

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    Eye dominance may be the culprit there.

    My step dad is a lefty, but shoots right handed because he's never in his life owned a lefty gun.

    But when we target shoot, we put him inside the barn. At least then he has a 50/50 chance of actually hitting something. :) kidding, he's not quite that bad. Still, if I could pick the man who has to shoot at me or my family.....
     
  5. LONGHAIR

    LONGHAIR New Member

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    That may be it....
     
  6. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    I shoot both left and right handed, rifle and handgun. But if your left handed and want to shoot right handed you need to turn your brain around.
     
  7. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Im ambidextrous and it shows when i have my colts in hand. Im just as good with either hand on a rifle also.
     
  8. LONGHAIR

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    I think I need to turn my brain around also...along with many other things....
     
  9. AcidFlashGordon

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    I started out shooting a pistol left handed and a rifle right handed. I'm left eye dominant so left handed pistol worked well. I've since changed to shooting pistols right handed but I still use my left eye for the sight picture. Makes for an interesting stance (modified Weaver leaning left).
     
  10. boatme98

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    I'm right handed and can't do much with the left, but a few years ago I started shooting left handed. I'm getting decent at it, hitting the target in the black out to about 10 ft. and poping bottles and cans about 50% of the time. It's still really hard to things like load mags and reload lefty though.
     
  11. dmp

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    am right-handed; but left-eye dominant. Can do pretty well w/ either, however.
     
  12. utf59

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    It could also be trigger control. Between being (I'm guessing) your weaker hand and having less practice, you may be tightening your grip as you pull the trigger, especially on a revolver (if you were shooting DA).
     
  13. vincent

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    Am right handed, right eye dominant, have always shot both righty. Just for s**ts and giggles, tried the .38 snubby lefty, one handed and knocked the bottom out of it...tight groups in the center from 7 yds...I chalked it up to my left hasn't developed the bad habits of my right. Never a bad thing to know how to use both hands effectively.
     
  14. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    You are absolutely right on that, there are a few studies out there as to why that happens.
     
  15. LONGHAIR

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    ...Dominant-eye,right or left is a big factor in this I'm guessing....
     
  16. AcidFlashGordon

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    I would say that's part of it (not a BIG factor though) but there is also what utf59 brought up about tightening (changing) your grip during the trigger pull. Some folks don't have the same strength in each hand, the dominant one being the stronger of the two. Practice with both, and more using the "weaker" hand, can improve your accuracy. Not to mention it never hurts to be able to take the shot with either hand if there is an injury to the dominant one.