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Which hand is which????
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 Posted: Wed Jul 11th, 2012 12:37 AM
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Ok.... what started this thought process is a couple things.... never mind what they are... just hate me for them.

OK........................

One of the first things we learned in Infantry school of the ability to shoot with either hand and eye.

For hunting and such.... normal aspects of shooting applies..... BUT.... if the SHTF...it's far too late to learn how to shoot with the non-regular hand/eye.

Poacher and I have discussed this several times over a fine scotch. He has also seen me switch hands in mid-stride during tactical shoots in Texas.

It is my feelings that pistol shooters should expend no less then 10% of their practice ammo shooting just opposite then their normal situation.

Combat long guns should also be shot in that manner whenever possible.

Whether do to injury or tactical situation, one never knows when they will have to protect their body and still return fire. Exposure just to return fire can get nasty PDQ.



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 Posted: Wed Jul 11th, 2012 01:09 AM
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My situation is... Writey righty, throwy lefty, shooty bothy.

But my dominant eye is the right eye. IMO the business about "shooting with either eye" is baloney. If your right eye is dominant, it's dominant. Tape it off, maybe. Got time? For handguns it helps that I shoot with both eyes open, always, so I can switch from hand to hand with ease. I will admit I am remiss about prack-tizing with southpaw longguns. Feels dumb and I don't like it.

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Agree that a righty shooting a long gun southpaw feels dumb but not being able to shoot with both could also make you dead.

I'm a righty with my dominate eye on the wrong side:lol:



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If you break your dominant hand often enough, you learn to do most things with the other. Wing shooting is the hardest, try to shoot a round of trap, from your offside.
I have a friend, that woke up blind in right eye, one day at 60yrs old. He has learned to do most things left eyed, left handed except wing shoot, horse shoes, and play pool.



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This is a good idea.

Not just for SHTF situations. But I could see this being very useful for EDC weapons.

A lot of the strength could be built and kinks worked out by snapping in at home. Like while watching a movie or something you could practice shooting, clearing malfunctions, and learning to manipulate the pistol with that weak side.

While we are at it... Training to use a pistol with only your strong side would be benificial too.



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I am like KickStart, right-handed, left eye dominant.  Learned how to shoot revolver/pistol right handed using left eye.  Also learned left handed shooting in PPC competition.  Learning left handed rifle shooting sounds good.



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Don't forget practicing those one-hand reloads.



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I have been up in a tree hunting and the deer comes in at the wrong side..i had to shoot lefty once in that situation.

I was bow hunting sitting on a nice limb and a buck came down the path...I had to hang under the limb with my feet hooked around the trunk like a monkey...That deer was mighty tasty.

Does trajectory get off in a rifle if you turn it sideways?

The bow i used in the tree did not...but my hoyt with the overdraw must be straight up and down :sad:
I shot a cedar tree proving that to a small doe.



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swampratt wrote:
I shot a cedar tree proving that to a small doe.

How'd the tree taste????:sofa:



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Like chicken?



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Plainsman wrote: Don't forget practicing those one-hand reloads.
Pretty slow with DA revolver.



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DesertMarine wrote:
Plainsman wrote: Don't forget practicing those one-hand reloads.
Pretty slow with DA revolver.


Slow or fast....the important thingy is that you are already knowledgeable in what it is going to take to do the reload.

Speed comes with practice.



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The tree just stood there looking at me just like the deer.
I did not gut either one...And my broadhead is still stuck deep in that tree...
So i do not know what it tasted like..i bet it would taste SAPPY.
I will try the lefty next time i go shooting..
and you guys look for a a movie. escanaba in da moonlight..
Funny!! and you will under stand what i mean
by "tastes sappy"
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0180679/



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Mortis wrote: DesertMarine wrote:
Plainsman wrote: Don't forget practicing those one-hand reloads.
Pretty slow with DA revolver.


Slow or fast....the important thingy is that you are already knowledgeable in what it is going to take to do the reload.

Speed comes with practice.

So true Mortis.  When I first went to work as Fed Officer, we had DA revolvers and reloads either out of the pocket or with strip reloaders.  Then gradually progressed to speed loaders.  While shooting competition used Safariland speed loaders.  Course required both right-hand and left-hand shooting of barricades.  While on assignment, used 6-rd leather holders and learned to load two rounds at a time.  Speed loaders to bulky and we carried concealed.



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I went shooting this morning and the left handed standing up holding my 357 mag revolver, I put a round right between 2 right handed rounds..
Shot a few more times...i am good to go there..



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gunsup851212 wrote:
This is a good idea.



A lot of the strength could be built and kinks worked out by snapping in at home. Like while watching a movie or something you could practice shooting, clearing malfunctions, and learning to manipulate the pistol with that weak side.
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With the remote in the strong hand?:lol:



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Am right handed/left eye dominant also. Really helped my score when I swapped eyes. Not only should we be able to fire effectively with our "off" hand but from different positions. Single action "head shots" should be practiced just as much as snap shooting at close ranges. You do not want to assume a stance with your arms outstretched to fire a target 5-10 feet away. 



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Well.... I'm glad that some have taken this thread as it was meant to be and have tried the exercise.

When I talk to a new shooter about what they need to do, I always tell them... practice, practice, practice, and when you think you re good enough, practice some more.



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Handgun, matters not to me, but long gun,I'm a southpaw but can shoot righty a little but VERY uncomfortable!



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Looking at this thread I'm thinking that some practice with the strong and weak eye might not be a bad idea, we think about not being able to use the strong arm/hand but you could also find yourself in the same boat with your eyes.



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