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I occasionally shoot weak hand from time to time just to try and stay sharp. I believe in the concept of weak hand shooting in theory, just not in practice. Big%20Grin
 
I went to the range last Sunday and used up my last 10 rounds shooting...(gulp)...right handed.   Puker
(How ya'll do that, I'll never know.)
 
Anybody practice weak hand shooting??
 


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I do, with rifles and handguns.  I also practice weak hand and one handed malfuction clearances. 
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Here's my 10 shot group @ 100 weak handed.

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I have tried "week" hand shooting with a pistol a few times but to get that good of a group I would need to be about one foot from the target.
 
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Originally posted by Duce Duce wrote:

I have tried "week" hand shooting with a pistol a few times but to get that good of a group I would need to be about one foot from the target.
 
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I HIGHLY doubt that, Jim. No%20No
I remember seeing a pic of a group you shot with your rifle and my SS once and it was superb, Sir.     
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Well CT, if that's your weak side I don't ever want to p*ss you off! 
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Originally posted by Dogger Dogger wrote:

Well CT, if that's your weak side I don't ever want to p*ss you off! 
 
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Thank you, but this group was shot off a Harris Bipod and a bench. I own an accurate rifle and this group should have been better. conditions were ideal.  
I'm just an average shooter who needs to work on his marksmanship skills on BOTH sides of the action.
 
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I shoot weak hand sometimes.  I find it a challange and a lot of fun.  I do ok at the bench, but my offhand is sadly lacking.  Mouth%20Taped%20Shut  I do it mainly with my small caliber stuff.  Will have to try it with my 300 some time and see what happens.
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i have killed a few deer shooting left handed that was fun, it made me shoot better cause i had to concentrate more, end results were one shot one kill so i was happy, i dont practice it most of my shooting time is devoted to r&d purposes so i gotta give myself every advantage i can there.
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I went to an Inservice shooting course a couple of years ago. We shot 2000 rounds (duty weapon) in one week, 45% of it was weak hand. At the end of the week and for the first time in my life I didn't want to pick up a pistol.
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Sounds like engagement weapons school in San Dog.  We had to shoot everything: M-14, shotgun, and .45 with both hands from all positions under stress conditions.  It was fun.
But I much prefer portside.     LOL
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I shoot right handed most of the time, but I am left eye dominant.  I have thought about switching, but it would take a long time to learn.  During Marine OCS and The Basic School after, the tried to make me shoot lefty.  I couldn't qual that way, so they let me shoot right and I made sharpshooter.  I would love to work up to the point I could qual left as well.
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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Here's my 10 shot group @ 100 weak handed.

 
 
 
 
Well thats not so bad. It looks just a little better than my strong hand groups. LOL.


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I, like Helo, am left eye dominant but I made the change. Had to. Dad waled me good for missing doves. All my shotgun is left hand and most of my handgun is right. With rifles it is mixed but it is mostly left. When I have a bad day its because I used the wrong hand. I really do better when I keep both eyes open and shoot left handed. Especially on moving targets.
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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Here's my 10 shot group @ 100 weak handed.

 
i dont understand why you dont just switch and shoot normal, you arent a weak shooter from either side the way i see it
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Thanks for the compliments, but heres the same rifle, same day, 5 shot, 100 yard group from The....Dark side. Devil 
 
 
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Hey Mark did you or the Warden shoot that group??
 
.........regardless, excellent shooting!
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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Thanks for the compliments, but heres the same rifle, same day, 5 shot, 100 yard group from The....Dark side. Devil 
 
 
 
dude for deer the way you shoot "weak" handed is plenty accurate enough!! can you shoot pretty well beyond 100yds that way as well??
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try weak side shotgun -- six pepper poppers, timed runs-- then try to convince yourself why a pump is better than an auto.

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Originally posted by Dale Clifford Dale Clifford wrote:

try weak side shotgun -- six pepper poppers, timed runs-- then try to convince yourself why a pump is better than an auto.

 
I'm terrible shooting RH with a shot gun and only fair when shooting LH, Dale.   
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Originally posted by pyro6999 
<DIV>dude for deer the way you shoot weak handed is plenty accurate enough!! can you shoot pretty well beyond 100yds that way as well??</DIV>[/QUOTE pyro6999
dude for deer the way you shoot weak handed is plenty accurate enough!! can you shoot pretty well beyond 100yds that way as well??
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Are you asking if I can shoot reasonably well weak side past 100 yards? Yeah, if I practice a little first.
 
 
Are you asking if I can shoot reasonably well weak side past 100 yards? Yeah, if I practice a little first.
 
I used to shoot weak side approx. 40% of the time when I used to shoot a lot.
 
Thanks for the kind words about my shooting skills, but I shoot with some real marksmen at my range where I'm considered a little better than "fair".
 
My intent with this thread is to ask if any one else regularly practices weak hand shooting. Most people I know don't unless their military or LE of some sort.


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In all honesty, I NEVER shoot left-handed.  It just feels so...wrong.  I'm sure there's a long term benefit to learning to be competent with weak hand shooting, but it messes with my noggin too much.
 
Mark, it looks to me like you're doing just fine on either side of the rifle, my friend, but your port side groups definitely trump those from the starboard side.  Learn to use the Force.  Reject the Dark Side and come over to THE LIGHT.  Step right in; the water's warm.
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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

Reject the Dark Side and come over to THE LIGHT.  Step right in; the water's warm.
 
My life would sure be easier if I just "went along with the crowd"  but then I wouldn't be a martyr like I am now, would I? Wink
 
 
 
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mark, i guess what im getting at is if need be could you shoot a deer at say 250yds with your "weak" hand as you call it, either your one hell of a marksman or your black betty is one hell of a shooter or maybe its both??
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It's the rifle and the hand loads.
 
A friend shot her the other day for the first time and drilled a better group than my "strong hand" pic above.
He wanted her right then and there.
Of course I told him to go f.....I mean I politely declined his gracious offer.  Wink     
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