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NRA Firearm Training Tip: Strong Hand Pistol Shooting

NRA Firearm Training Tip: Strong Hand Pistol Shooting

In pistol shooting there are times that we may have to shoot one handed. Quite often you need one hand to operate a cell phone or use a flashlight. In the video above we are showing you how to draw your gun with one hand and fire. However, you may be picking the gun up from a table or night stand. Either way the same fundamentals apply. When accessing the gun you want to make sure to establish a good grip before drawing from the holster. If your support hand is free, tuck it against your chest to prevent a pendulum effect. If the support side arm is held away from the body, it will cause a right to left rocking motion in the sights after the gun recoils. Make sure to have a firm grip on the pistol but avoid gripping it so tight that you cannot actuate the trigger effectively. You can cant the gun inwards slightly but realize that if you turn it too far you will lose the ability to control the recoil.

A good drill to practice would be to place a target at 7 yards. Draw and engage the target with two shots. Re-holster and repeat. Shooting more than one shot in this drill is important, as it lets you evaluate how your grip effects your ability to make accurate follow up shots.

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