Video — One Handed Shooting HK VP9

I am a big proponent of one handed and weak hand shooting. Without getting into all the reasons, the next time you see video footage of a gunfight, notice how many people shoot one handed.

Yes, an argument can be made that it is poor training. Half the time. But the other half of them might be due to your second hand not being, “available for service at the moment”.

Doesn’t have to be hard. Hell make it fun. Challenge your gun buddies for lunch or weekend beer. Doesn’t matter who wins. You will all get better. And isn’t that the point?

Marky
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Marky Mark

Marky Mark

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Areas of focus: Defense and National Security, Modern Light Weapons, Analysis of the Geo-political / Military Relationship in the Context of Strategic Goals.
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  • An older video before the re-brand. But shooting one handed is a skill that is always worth mastering. Then or now.

    —Marky

    • MickeyG

      Whole heartedly agree !! Why limit yourself.

      • I assume you mean, “two hands”?

        Marky

        • MickeyG

          In the Corps (’63/’69) we shot with each hand, one handed after qualifying with the standard two-handed (both right/left mode) instruction, still works for me at going on 72 years young ! 🙂

  • Brennen Munro

    Okay… Standing on one foot, turned 90 degrees, squinting… Nothing but net! I have been working on some one handed shooting per your suggestion because of my hand injury. I suck! Not really that bad, I could get the job done, but it sure isn’t pretty! Thank goodness my hand is feeling much better now, but I will keep up with the off hand training, as I was shocked with just how much “waving about” I was doing… Yikes!

    Munro

    • In case you aren’t already, brushing your teeth with your weak hand is one of the best ways to fine tune some motor skill.

      Marky

      • Brennen Munro

        Ha! I did have to do that… And nearly took out a tonsil and hurled in the sink. At that point I was ready to have my wife brush my teeth! But being the kind of person who will persevere, or rather “persecute” myself, I kept at it and have now mastered the art of either hand hygiene!

        Munro

        • Yes. It is a TDI knife. I have used them for many years. It is not a folder. I actually don’t like folders.

          Marky

  • Mikial

    Great post. You should practice with two hands, one hand strong side, one hand weak side, shooting from your knees, shooting while lying on the ground, shooting no matter what is going on around you.

    • Yup. You don’t even have to be “good” at it. It’s just that if should something happen, lets hope the first time you shoot weak handed, it’s not a life and death situation. Not the best time to pick up a new skill.

      Marky