There are numerous reasons why you may not be able to use your support hand in a self-defense incident. Maybe it’s injured, maybe you’re directing someone behind you or holding a child, no matter what the reason, being able to effectively shoot one-handed is an important skill.
Here are some training tips:
How often do you train without your support hand? What’s your biggest challenge shooting that way?
Trigger control and wanting to make up with quantity of fire, what I am lacking in quality of fire. I refuse to use this person’s name as a source but it has been said “quantity has a quality all of its own”.
So I will often rip first mag off pretty quickly. Reload, yes I practice one handed reloads. Then be much more judicious in its use as I will only have one more mag.
I also practice with off hand. Point and shoot without sights, shoot from hip. Practice rack one handed. I like Zavier’s word of day “judicious.”’ Stay safe and carry on!
I will today! My outdoor membership card came in the mail yesterday so I’m playing hooky from work for a few hours to go shoot.
Almost every time I go to the range I try to use my support hand only.
Always during dry fire, one or two mags on the Range.
Biggest challenge? Accuracy in self defense situation, which is not a problem with stationary target shooting.
I practice it quite often. My biggest challenge is the reload. But, when a fresh mag is slammed home, the slide releases and chambers the next round. Every single time.
I admit that I didn’t do it as much as I should have. Probably one mag worth every other time I go to the range.
Last week, I attended a defensive shooting course at the local range and we had multiple live fire exercises using both strong and weak hands. Also mag changes without the use of the support hand.
Will definitely do more practice on those go forward.
I will normally fire at least one magazine with each hand one handed when I’m at the range.