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Posted: 9/19/2004 12:00:23 AM EST
At least 90% of all the shooting I do is with one hand (competitve target shooting). I noticed that whenever I shoot combat handguns, I do much better with one hand rather than with two hands. I am faster and more accurate with one hand.

Since almost all of the shooting I do is with one hand, should I mainly shoot with one hand when combat shooting?

Shooting with one hand feels more natural to me, and I shoot better that way. But am I at a disadvantage if I shoot with one hand in combat?

Link Posted: 9/19/2004 12:06:26 AM EST

Originally Posted By spork:
At least 90% of all the shooting I do is with one hand (competitve target shooting). I noticed that whenever I shoot combat handguns, I do much better with one hand rather than with two hands. I am faster and more accurate with one hand.

Since almost all of the shooting I do is with one hand, should I mainly shoot with one hand when combat shooting?

Shooting with one hand feels more natural to me, and I shoot better that way. But am I at a disadvantage if I shoot with one hand in combat?




Whatever works? I've also noticed I shoot pistols better one handed, but with practice, I got better using two.
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 12:06:29 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/19/2004 12:07:15 AM EST by ZEN]
Your question answers itself.

If you do better with one hand when doing combat shooting, then use one hand.

Do what works for you.


But honestly I find it hard to believe that anyone could be as fast and accurate with one hand consistantly over two hand shooting. But maybe that is because I only do combat type shooting and have always shot with the classic weaver stance etc.

Maybe your mileage varies.



Zen

"This is my rifle, there are many like it, but this one is mine"
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 12:07:44 AM EST

Originally Posted By spork:
But am I at a disadvantage if I shoot with one hand in combat?




Only if you miss.

Shoot whichever way allows you to put holes in your target quickly and accurately.
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 12:07:59 AM EST

Originally Posted By ZEN:
But honestly I find it hard to believe that anyone could be as fast and accurate with one hand consistantly over two hand shooting. But maybe that is because I only do combat type shooting and have always shot with the classic weaver stance etc.



The vast majority of the shooting I do is with one hand.
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 12:20:12 AM EST

Your post here about this subject has me very curious.

I am curious what you define as combat shooting.

It seems if we don't have an understanding of what we both are doing during combat shooting practice, then we could not arrive at an understanding.

Here is what I do.

1. I only use carry holsters or mexican carry when I shoot combat style. No special practical pistol compitition holsters for me. Or mag holders. Usually this means a shoulder holster. But I have an in the pants holster as well.

2. No special clothing. I wear what I would wear when I carry. That means if I am wearing a shoulder holster, I must wear some kind of coat over it as I would when I carry. Same for an in the pants holster etc.

3. I set up three to six human silowette targets at varying distances. Usually five to thiry yards.

4. I have someone time me if possible.

5. I have them also say go for me to start me if I have someone to do so.

6. On go, I draw my piece and put two rounds in each target as quickly as possible.

I use a .45 sig usually but at times I use an colt type 45.


Upon the draw I usually put two rounds in the center body mass (at five yards) in about five seconds.

The odd thing about this is, that sometimes I get two bullets through the same hole or very close on one or more targets.

Now grant you this is close range. But I think most defense senarios will be at close range.


What is your combat shooting like?


Zen

"This is my rifle, there are many like it, but this one is mine"



Link Posted: 9/19/2004 12:25:28 AM EST

Originally Posted By ZEN:
I am curious what you define as combat shooting.



To me, it is shooting guns that are designed for combat.
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 12:31:28 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/19/2004 12:34:08 AM EST by ZEN]

Originally Posted By spork:

Originally Posted By ZEN:
I am curious what you define as combat shooting.



To me, it is shooting guns that are designed for combat.




I understand your definition, but what do you shoot, what kind of holster, what kind of target/targets how many rounds per target, and what are your times?

How can we answer your question if we don't know what you are doing?



"To me, it is shooting guns that are designed for combat"



With that definition I might assume you are shooting rifles one handed.

Zen

"This is my rifle, there are many like it, but this one is mine"
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 12:40:23 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/19/2004 12:41:29 AM EST by spork]

Originally Posted By ZEN:
I understand your definition, but what do you shoot, what kind of holster, what kind of target/targets how many rounds per target, and what are you times?



I shoot a Glock 34 at a silhouette target. None of the ranges around here allow holsters. I don`t know about my times. None of the ranges allow rapid fire (one shot per second only). I usually go a bit faster than that, though. Please understand that I do not specialize in combat shooting. I have only been able to attend a couple IDPA shoots in the past year. I wouldn`t say that I am fast and accurate when compared to the guys who specialize in this. All I notice is that when I do shoot combat handguns, I shoot much better with one hand than with two.

edited because I can't speak good.
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 12:49:14 AM EST

Wow, it gives me an appreciation for living in the semi free state of montana.

I won't tell you the kind of things we do at our range here. (it is out of doors of course with a nice big mountain as a back stop)

Too bad about the restrictions at those ranges. Is it a calif kind of thing?

You might try doing some of this kind of shooting (two handed weaver combat) as I and others do if you can find a range or a wilderness area to do it in. I think you would like it.

It's a blast. (no pun intended)

And, ... I think you would be amazed at how quickly you would get real good at it.

Good luck.



Zen

"This is my rifle, there are many like it, but this one is mine"




Link Posted: 9/19/2004 12:55:32 AM EST

Originally Posted By ZEN:
Wow, it gives me an appreciation for living in the semi free state of montana.

I won't tell you the kind of things we do at our range here. (it is out of doors of course with a nice big mountain as a back stop)

Too bad about the restrictions at those ranges. Is it a calif kind of thing?

You might try doing some of this kind of shooting (two handed weaver combat) as I and others do if you can find a range or a wilderness area to do it in. I think you would like it.

It's a blast. (no pun intended)

And, ... I think you would be amazed at how quickly you would get real good at it.

Good luck.



Zen

"This is my rifle, there are many like it, but this one is mine"







I don`t know if it`s a Kalifornia thing. I haven`t shot at many ranges out of state. But, at all the ranges I have been to around where I live, they all say no holsters - no rapid fire.
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