Non support side shooting

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Non support side shooting

Postby lazyh » Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:24 pm

I have been taking a series of defensive handgun classes and the advanced class in October will focus on non support side shooting. I was hoping I could get some pointers on sighting techniques. Thanks.

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Re: Non support side shooting

Postby Nathan » Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:27 pm

Don't shoot your eye out. :)
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Re: Non support side shooting

Postby lazyh » Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:57 pm

Good advice!

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Re: Non support side shooting

Postby yankeejib » Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:59 pm

Just guessing, but would a laser bore sight help one to get used to hand position vs. target acquisition?
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Re: Non support side shooting

Postby hkguy » Sat Jul 30, 2016 5:58 pm

i assume you mean weak hand shooting?
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Re: Non support side shooting

Postby lazyh » Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:06 pm

Yes HK Guy that is what I meant.

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Re: Non support side shooting

Postby Hand and Steel » Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:39 am

I do a fair amount of off hand only shooting, both from below eye level and using the sights, and can discern no need for different technique from strong hand shooting. It certainly "feels weird" to shoot off handed for me, but accuracy is more than acceptable and almost as good as my strong handed shooting.

The biggest challenge with off hand only shooting in my experience is reloading and similar manipulations like clearing jams. Simply because the dexterity of the off hand is not typically as great as the strong side, and the actions are typically carried out with less frequency, they are more clumsy to attempt at speed. I suggest not keeping anything on the front of your belt or in your front pants pockets when you take the course in October. There's a good chance they might be teaching you one handed reloading drills which involve putting the muzzle in your pants pockets.
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Re: Non support side shooting

Postby lazyh » Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:33 am

Thanks Hand and Steel!

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Re: Non support side shooting

Postby hkguy » Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:46 pm

the fundamentals are the fundamentals. The only real difference for me is that i cant the firearm towards the middle of my body. it feels more comfortable to me while shooting compared to holding the gun vertical.
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Re: Non support side shooting

Postby Smurf » Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:21 pm

When i took my concealed carry class we had to shoot as many rounds with the weak only and strong hand only. We had to be as accurate with the weak hand as the strong hand.

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Re: Non support side shooting

Postby lazyh » Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:32 pm

Is it acceptable to use my dominant right eye if I am shooting left handed?

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Re: Non support side shooting

Postby Hand and Steel » Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:41 pm

lazyh wrote:Is it acceptable to use my dominant right eye if I am shooting left handed?


Yes. You may find that the only difference is that you might shift or turn you head slightly to the left to align your right eye to the sights more easily. I speak from experience, since I am left eye dominant and right handed, so on those rare occasions that I use the sights, I am usually focusing on the front sight with my left eye while primarily holding the gun with my right hand - you'll simply be doing the opposite. I find that with point shooting, I naturally bring the gun directly under my left eye, even though visual focus is on the target, so you may find that even using the left hand, the gun naturally comes under your right eye. I do not believe that having eye dominance opposite the hand being used to shoot has an adverse effect on results.
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Re: Non support side shooting

Postby lazyh » Fri Sep 02, 2016 7:24 am

I just realized I said "non support side". I should have said support side.

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Re: Non support side shooting

Postby hkguy » Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:41 pm

lazyh wrote:Is it acceptable to use my dominant right eye if I am shooting left handed?



yup! im left eye dominate and shoot right handed :D
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Re: Non support side shooting

Postby hkguy » Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:58 pm

Here is a video of me shooting, hope it helps give you some insight.
here is the sequence
12ish yards - 6 shots strong hand only
7 yards - 6 shots weak hand only
12ish yards - 6 shots "free style" (both hands) head shots only

was down 6 points total, I missed one head shot :(

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Re: Non support side shooting

Postby lazyh » Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:03 pm

Thanks for sharing that video!


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