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Your weak point

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by SsevenN, Apr 15, 2008.

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  1. SsevenN

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    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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  2. SuperNaut

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    Just for clarity, did you mean weak-hand?
     
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  4. SsevenN

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    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:
     
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    With that clarification, I never, and I mean literally never, practice weak-hand.

    I'll definitley need to turn my left-side towards gunfire.:)
     
  6. pbhome71

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    Moving target.

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

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    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:
     
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    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?
     
  9. Black Majik

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    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.
     
  10. SsevenN

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    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....
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Weak hand malfunction drills with compact pistols.
     
  15. SsevenN

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    El Tejon, do you know anybody who is good at that?:eek::)
     
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    I'm a poor to fair wingshooter. I pick up 80% of my grouse on the ground. Essex
     
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    Saying no to a new gun. If I have any extra cash it goes to the gun shop.
     
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    I'm not very accurate standing and shooting, and i'd like to be better at hitting clays...
     
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    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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