Wednesday, November 11, 2009

What I did today


And here's what I used to make those holes.

The circle in the upper right of the target were shots fired right-handed, using both the Beretta and the Smith & Wesson. The circle in the upper left were shots fired left-handed. In both cases, I used careful aim with the target first at about 10-12 yards and then at about 7 yards.

All the holes in the middle were center mass firing with both weapons. Sometimes one shot, sometimes two, sometimes with a holster draw.

I had a great time. It's been a while since I've had the chance to squeeze off some rounds and not have to worry about being anywhere afterward, so it was quite relaxing.

And the most amazing part about this morning's exercise? I seem to be better at shooting left-handed, even though it feels absolutely strange to shoot that way.

Go figure.


KeithAlanK said...

What fun! Never tried shooting lefty--my pistols all have thumbrests on the left side.

AlanDP said...

Back when I used to shoot a lot more often (it's been a while), I would always switch hands with every reload. I noticed the same effect when shooting with my right hand. I'm left-handed.

Albatross said...

I noticed the same effect when shooting with my right hand. I'm left-handed.

That's interesting. I wonder if it's just us, or if other shooters out there are more accurate with their non-dominant hands. I did a quick search online, but all I found were forums and articles saying you should practice shooting with your non-dominant hand just so it doesn't feel totally foreign if you ever need to do it. But I didn't find anything comparing the accuracy of dominant and non-dominant hands.