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View Poll Results: Do you practice shooting both left and right handed?
No - I just use my dominant side 18 21.18%
Yes - I shoot pistol left and right handed 45 52.94%
Yes - I shoot rifle both left and right handed 0 0%
Yes - I shoot both pistol and rifle from both sides 22 25.88%
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Old November 7, 2013, 10:10 PM   #26
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Unfortunately, I can't shoot rifles weak handed as I am blind in that eye. I am looking to get offset sights to use when shooting weak handed.
I shoot pistols both ways.

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Old November 8, 2013, 04:50 AM   #27
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Was Trained to shoot handguns with Strong and weak hand shooting. But not so much with Shoulder arms.
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Old November 8, 2013, 05:58 AM   #28
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I clicked yes, with pistols. But, it's pretty rare.
I'm cross dominant anyway, so I find - oddly - I generally have tighter groups with my left hand. I think because it feels unnatural I focus more on the basics.
It's just slower to get back on target, and it requires transferring my gun from right to left after I draw.
So I don't practice a lot.

Sometimes - just for fun - I do try to shoot at 2 targets with 2 guns at the same time. I'm fairly certain there's no real world application for that though.

One thing that I picked up from - I think - Mas Ayoob's "stressfire", is to practice shooting one handed at targets behind me. Since most of the time I'm out and about I'm with my kids, it seems like a good idea to train so that I can shoot while holding/shielding a little one. I'd never really thought of it until reading about it.
For me, it was more awkward to shoot behind myself than it was to shoot with my left - probably because it forces me to not only use my right eye, but also use my peripheral vision to aim.
Now that I'm writing this I wonder if it would be easier if I used my left hand/eye.......
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Old November 14, 2013, 09:59 PM   #29
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Yes. I practice shooting my pistol weak hand and strong hand with one and two hands on the gun. I do this for a self defense situation as well as IDPA
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