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Old 04-24-2012, 07:18 PM
Highgear Highgear is offline
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How often do you practice weak hand drills?

Last week I tried out for the department pistol team. For the first time in 13 years I did not make it, BOOOO!

You see I've had surgery on my right shoulder (SLAP repair, rotator cuff repair, and biceps tendon repair). I'm only 5 weeks out from surgery and still in a sling. I returned to light duty in the office and surprised everyone when I showed up on the range. I guess the bosses figured I'd work in the office and not carry a gun?

I drew with my left hand, shot to slide lock, and held the gun with my knees to reload. I kept all rounds on all of the targets out to 25 yards, and in the end I missed the alternate's slot by 3 seconds total time (time plus penalties). When this was done I shot a qualification course and shot 100%. I guess they can't argue about my carrying left handed.

Several guys told me they didnt think they could hit the target past 10 yards with their left hand unsupported. I asked why they did not practice. I have always practiced one handed / weak hand shooting and malfunction clearing in the case I should lose the use of a hand during an encounter. Not only from possibly being shot, but with my luck ill slip on the ice and dislocate something.

I wonder how many people incorporate this into their training? Do any of the civilian schools teach these techniques...heck do departments practice them? I'd love to hear others input on this topic. I'd be willing to make some short videos showing the techniques I use in case some of you guys have not been exposed to this sort of training. I don't have much else to do while I'm healing up.
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