Shooting with One Hand

Handling the Gun Single Handedly

If you are in business then you may think about how to sell guns online. I want to give you some tips on one-handed shooting. Now, why in the world would you ever shoot one-handed when you shoot better with two? Well, the reality is in a defensive situation, you may punch out with that gun with one hand. Or, your other hand may have somebody in it. It could be a loved one or it could be injured. Of course, there’s always competitive circumstances where people make you shoot with one hand. So let me give you a couple pointers. First is, I shoot one-handed just like I’m throwing a punch, whether it’s with my right hand or with my left hand. So there’s a couple things with a punch. One is, I rotate in so I can lock my radius and my ulna, that’s a natural pointing position for me. The other thing is, I want to punch with these two knuckles, no matter which hand it is.

So I want to punch and I want to rock my hand forward, okay. This is going to give me muscular and skeletal alignment behind the gun. Let me show you how it works. Okay. High in the backstrap, good, solid grip. Remember, I’m going to rotate in just like I’m throwing a punch. So I’m going to punch out that gun. If I do it with my offhand, my left hand for me, I’m going to do it the same way, just like I’m throwing a punch. I punch out. Recoil is really easy to manage this way ’cause I’ve got muscular and skeletal alignment behind the gun. Think about it. Next time you’re out, practice some one-handed shooting, ’cause you never know when you’re going to need it.

I’d like to talk to you a little bit about one of the fundamentals that I think is really important. Probably the most important fundamental, and that’s trigger management. So what I’ve got is two different guns here that are distinctly different, one semi-automatic and one revolver. I’d like to show you how I can utilize these guns in the configuration they are with lasers on them to train your trigger finger, and hopefully become a better shooter. I’m going to start with the revolver. All right, so what I’m going to do is I’m going to start off with this gun empty. Cylinder’s empty, all the chambers are empty. I’m going to turn the laser on and with one hand I’m going to hold it and point downrange. Focusing hard on that laser I’m going to press the trigger, and I’m going to watch what that laser does.

Well, that doesn’t look good to me. Every time I press the trigger the laser’s jumping off the target. So I’m going to modify my grip and I’m going to put a little more trigger finger in there and I’m going to try to manage that trigger a little better. Man, that’s perfect. That’s exactly what I want to see from this. So I’m going to do this live fire now with the revolver. So what I’m going to do is, I’m going to put some ammunition in this gun and I’m going to fire it live, and I’m going to intently watch that laser just the same way. So with one hand, focusing hard on that laser, right in the center of that circle. Those were great shots. Now that laser was right on there. Whether or not the laser and the sights were actually co-witnessed or aligned together, is a whole other story. But those are some good shots, that means that I press the trigger the same way every time.

Let me do it with the semi-automatic now. Okay, so I’ve got the semi-auto. Now I can’t press the trigger continuously with this, but what I can do is I can turn on my laser, I can put it in the center there, and I can manage that trigger, reset the sear, manage that trigger, reset the sear each time. So it looks like I’ve got the hang of it, because the laser’s staying in the center of that circle. So I’ll just put some live ammo in it. I’ll put three rounds in the gun, and I’m going to do this the same way, one-handed. And I’m going to put that laser in the center there and I’m going to press that trigger. Great hits. Obviously I’m pressing the trigger the same way every time.

Sometimes this really works great when you have a partner working with you and you use the sights, and then they watch the laser, and they can watch for that laser to dip or move, or any kind of anticipation you might see in it. So hopefully this tip helps you out, and you can get some good use our of your pistol, your laser, and you’ll get some solid practice.

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