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

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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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    Right or left hand?

    I'm left handed I can shoot with both, living in a right handed world I bacame ambi.

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    Right-handed!

    These polls are great at getting my post count up so I can look at the classifieds.

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    I'm as left-handed as can be.

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    I shoot handguns with my right hand, but rifles with my left hand. I am right handed, but left eye dominant-- this seems to have been the easiest way to compensate.

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    I'm a lefty all the way.


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    I am predominantly right-handed; however, I have no trouble at all switching to my left-hand with all: power tools, knives, and handguns. When I worked on a framing crew while I was in college, the old Swedish foreman remarked several times that in 40, some odd, years of building houses he'd never before met anyone who could (skillfully) swing a hammer with either hand.

    Back in those days a good man with a hammer could sink 6 and 8 penny nails with just one clean shot and a, 'hammer bounce'. When nailing a deck, you had to do this over and over again, sometimes, for hours.

    (Guess old Mr. Larsson never had his right-hand mangled when he was a young boy - Huh!)

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