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So the match I shot last weekend taught me that I really need to learn to shoot weak hand. I went to the indoor range at lunch today to goof around with it and did pretty well. I shot my 15-22 and 1911-22 both right handed (weak hand for me) and made 100% A zone hits at ~10 yards with pistol and ~20 yds with the rifle. Of course this is standing feet planted, square to the target...

Any suggestions for weak side drills/practice?
 

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I don't weak hand shoot nearly enough.

I'd suggest at home practice with snap caps to get yourself used to it and range time to practice. I've had to weak hand shoot in a couple matches but like I said, I don't do it nearly enough. My dad is ambidextrous, or amphibious, I can't remember so when I shoot with him I usually try to get some weak hand practice in.

Weird for me but it seems like I have to work on my weak side strength. I am noticeably weaker on my left when I shoot that way.

Anyway, just my thoughts on it.
 

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No special drills needed to increase proficiency shooting support side. Best thing to do is simply start doing more of it. It will become much easier and not feel as weird.
 

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Ah... the advantages of being ambidextrous.....I shoot handguns and shotguns as well with one as with the other. It s a matter of repetition and practice and NOT having some set of grips that prevents doing said practice.
 

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Try placing a empty gun in your strong hand while practicing with the weak. Somehow it helps override the subconscious need to use the strong hand.
 

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Tim, if you really wanna have some fun try running your rifle with your weak only as if its the only working arm you have..LOL! Mix in some reloading and malfunction clearing drills to make it really interesting! We got a chance to do a fair amount of one handed manipulations and shooting at the Defensive Concepts Carbine 2 Class I took back in the Spring. I learned lots of great stuff in that class! Same can be done with the pistol.
 

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Tim, if you really wanna have some fun try running your rifle with your weak only as if its the only working arm you have..LOL!
I think Larry may have a pic of me "running my rifle" one handed (weak hand), standing on one foot trying not to fall over....I suspect he's holding that one back for leverage.
 
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