View Poll Results: Strong hand:: right-handed or left-handed? Or both?

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    I shoot and write left handed, but I throw/bat right handed. Although I usually shoot a mag or two right handed whenever I go to the range to try to train it.

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    I am a lefty, and I shoot revolvers with my left hand being my strong hand. When I shoot semiautomatics, I use my right hand as my strong hand. Weird.

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    My right hand is my strong hand, but I shoot pretty well with my left, too.
    I favor my right hand mostly because I'm right-eyed.

    (I learned, a long time ago, that if you are cross-dominant, follow the master eye, not the strong hand.)

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    I write, throw, catch, kick, shoot, eat, play drums and just about everything else right handed..I consider myself right handed....I try to shoot with one hand only with right and left and I also try to shoot left handed with two hand grip when I go to the range (left hand holding and pulling trigger, right supporting, left eye on sights)...

    What is weird is whenever I do any excersizes or weight lifting, my left hand is actually stronger by nature than my right...I have been using a hand excersizer lately to improve my grip strength and I can tell my grip is stronger in the left, but my left hand and foot is less coordinated than my right...When I ride my bicycle or my motorcycle I am more comfortable turning tight turns to my left side versus my right side..

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    Being left handed I learned early on that I was going to rather do everything bas akward as us leftys are resigns to doing or I was going to learn to use both. So shooting firearms, playing my drums, shooting pool..well..about everything but writing I do with both. I write left handed and I bowl left handed (Neither I do really well..heh). I guess that would make me pretty good two handed shooting I really don't know being ammo is just too expensive to be shooting "two fisted" Plus it scares people if you're shooting on a public range..heh

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    I am completely ambidextrous. I am more comfortable shooting left handed but actually a little more accurate right handed.

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    I am left hand dominant. Eat, write, golf, bowl, bat....all left handed.

    However....I'm very right eye dominant and have always found it natural to shoot right handed.....that includes bows.

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    I fought this when I first got into shooting hand guns. I'm Left handed and right eye dominant. Felt just as comfortable shooting with both hand and when I realized it made no difference about eye dominance I mostly use left hand because it just feel more natural. I shoot long guns and archery right handed. I have noticed depending on how I set the gun down depends on which hand I pick it up with and shoot.

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    I am pretty good with either one. Slightly better with the right. I learned to shoot one handed from the oldtimers in our league. Most of them were in korea and always used just one hand. they said they were trained like that in the Army. The arm you don't use goes behind your back, legs at a right angle to the target.

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    I like most lefty's am pretty good with either. Out of all my handguns only one is set up to be left handed. A Ruger 10-22 that I'm building. I got a stock that is made for left hand people. I shoot either hand depending what I feel like doing.
    Last edited by DevilsJohnson; 03-21-2009 at 01:16 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Barham View Post
    Actually, a lefty with the correct technique can reload a revolver faster than a righty.
    Yep.

    Even shooting strong-right...

    Cradle gun with left hand (middle and ring finger through cylinder window) and eject with left thumb, then, reload w/ SL from the right.

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    With handguns my LH is most comfortable and natural but learned to shoot RH as well thanks to USMC draw, rack and fire speed drills with RH only holsters. Wrong handed I shoot better at speed than slow and deliberate. Less time to mess it up by starting to think about it I guess. Rifles I shoot lefty and honestly have never tried RH but with practice I imagine it is doable.

    Outside of shooting I do different things with either my left or my right as the dominant or instinctive choice. Pen with my Left and fork with my Right kind of thing. I don't know what you call that other than strange.

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    I am definitely right handed/eyed. I think ill try lefty this next range trip though. should be interesting...

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    Lefty, but right eye dominate. (Used to be left eye dominate). I can shoot with either hand but in a push it's always going to be left hand first.

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    Ambidextrous, I can fire a handgun with either and I just as good with either as well.

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    I'm right handed, and the only time that I ever fired a weapon left handed was in the military. Actually, it's not a bad idea to work on being ambidextrous with a pistol as you never know when the need will arise.

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    The C.A.R. Technique is if your dominate hand is your right hand you draw with right hand supporting with the left holding weapon at a slight angle and aiming with your left eye both eyes open vice versa for left hand dominace

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    Right Handed but shoot pretty well with the Left.

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    I tried to shoot lefty one time, I dropped it in the dirt. Never again

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    I'm right handed, so I shoot with the right hand.

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