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SsevenN
April 15, 2008, 12:28 PM
what is the skill that you are the least proficient with involving firearms?

I have a friend who can pick up a handgun and shoot to slide lock very quickly with reasonable accuracy. Yet if you tell him to drill out the bullseye at 7 Yrds his groups will actually get worse.

My weak hand shooting is terrible, I have always been very right hand dominant, and this remains true with firearms. It is the one skill I need the MOST practice in, yet since it is so frustrating, I don't shoot off hand NEARLY as much as I should.

What is the skill you need to work on, or the natural talent you lack?

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SuperNaut
April 15, 2008, 12:32 PM
My off hand shooting is terrible, I have always been very right hand dominant, and this remains true with firearms. It is the one skill I need the MOST practice in, yet since it is so frustrating, I don't shoot off hand NEARLY as much as I should.

Just for clarity, did you mean weak-hand?

WayneConrad
April 15, 2008, 12:33 PM
Movement

SsevenN
April 15, 2008, 12:46 PM
Yeah I mean my weak hand. I'm a righty and a lefty single hand hold on an handgun ruins my aim and rate of fire!:barf:

SuperNaut
April 15, 2008, 12:49 PM
With that clarification, I never, and I mean literally never, practice weak-hand.

I'll definitley need to turn my left-side towards gunfire.:)

pbhome71
April 15, 2008, 12:50 PM
Moving target.

I'm very bad at hitting clay target with shotgun (less than 30%). I imagine that I do much worse with rifle.

SsevenN
April 15, 2008, 12:54 PM
Supernaut
My weak hand shooting is so bad.....While holding a pistol in the left hand my sights shake like a mini earthquake.

I have a repressed fear that if I ever DO have to use a gun, my right arm will already be injured by my attacker/s!:eek:

pisgah
April 15, 2008, 01:12 PM
In general, my weakness is speed, lack thereof. I'm well aware that "fast is fine, accurate is final" so I've gotten relatively quick when shooting stronghand, although I push each session to get just a wee bit faster. My weakhand accuracy is very good, but left-handed my speed REALLY goes slow-mo.

Anyone but me practice one-handed reloads?

Black Majik
April 15, 2008, 01:16 PM
Oh, I have many, many.

* I'll start to anticipate the recoil towards the end of a long range session. Dryfiring helps, but I start to get worn out.
* I'm horrible at weakhand shooting
* Target acquisiton between targets could be better
* Mag reloads could be quicker
* My high thumb grip causes SIGs and Glocks to not lock back
* I limpwrist when I shoot targets.
* I bring my head to my gun, instead of bringing the gun to my line of sight.
* The only two guns I feel completely proficient in is 1911 and Glock. I don't enjoy practicing DA/SA altough I should
* I shoot much better outdoors than indoors. I can group at 25 yards outdoors, but looks like a buckshot pattern indoors
* Paper targets is the devil. I sometimes don't feel as bad to miss the bullseye because I still see where I hit on paper. I do much better if it's a "hit or miss" target such as steal.
* Shooting to slidelock on a stage, I do the overhand rack to chamber a round which is great. Sometimes I wish I could train myself to use the slidestop to chamber since it doesn't take as much time on a stage.
* I'm a reset snob. I despise guns with long resets. That's why it's mainly been Glocks and 1911s.
*Texas Star: Hah! My enemy.

There's many more. Those are from the top of my head.

SsevenN
April 15, 2008, 01:20 PM
Anyone but me practice one-handed reloads?

Now that you mention it I think I will start working on one handed mag reloads.
One technique I practice that I don't see often would be thumbing rounds into a magazine left hand only while holding my handgun at a target as accuratly as I can.
Kind of a home defence/SHTF situation that probably will never happen....

Superlite27
April 15, 2008, 01:20 PM
I never practice weak hand.

If I really need my weak hand, it will be close enough to point shoot. If I lose the use of my dominant hand, and I need to aim with my weak, it's far enough away I should be running, not shooting.

M2 Carbine
April 15, 2008, 01:22 PM
Shooting while moving.
Until recently I haven't had a backstop big enough to safely allow moving while shooting. Now I do, and I need to practice.

And I have to increase my speed shooting weak hand. I'm almost as good shooting left hand as right but I'm slower. I have to work on that.

doc2rn
April 15, 2008, 01:27 PM
Don't laugh it is shooting something from the prone position for me. Standing or kneeling I am as accurate as I know how to be. I lay down to shoot and it is a cluster ****. So I avoid having to lay down in ambush, no big, that is what deer stands are made for.

El Tejon
April 15, 2008, 01:34 PM
Weak hand malfunction drills with compact pistols.

SsevenN
April 15, 2008, 01:37 PM
Weak hand malfunction drills with compact pistols.


El Tejon, do you know anybody who is good at that?:eek::)

Essex County
April 15, 2008, 01:42 PM
I'm a poor to fair wingshooter. I pick up 80% of my grouse on the ground. Essex

Sato Ord
April 15, 2008, 01:52 PM
what is the skill that you are the least proficient with involving firearms?

Saying no to a new gun. If I have any extra cash it goes to the gun shop.

Otahyoni
April 15, 2008, 02:10 PM
I'm not very accurate standing and shooting, and i'd like to be better at hitting clays...

SRT1
April 15, 2008, 02:19 PM
Being in too big a hurry to get that first round down the barrel. That extra 1/10 of a second can be the difference between a good hit and a complete miss in a stressed situation. I need to practice patience in the proper amounts.
SRT

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