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I took my GP100 to the range today, first time in many weeks I've had time to do so.

Just for fun, and 'cause I saw the guy next to me doing it, I decided to try to shoot with one hand. I've never done that before!

It is hard.

I'll take a picture of the target later and post it, they all hit the paper at 10 yards, but it ain't pretty.

The guy next to me looked like a military type and shot like it too. One hand, 7 yards, entire clip in maybe a silver dollar group. Cool.
 

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You want to try something even harder, shoot it one handed in your weak hand. Very humbling.
 

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HAH! I actually thought about doing that with my last cylinder, but was worried someone might be watching me!!
 

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Us fossils learned to shoot that way...leaving one hand to hold the flashlight out away from us, our coffee, or whatever...it's really not hard, but good grips make the difference...that's why I love Packys so much...they don't move around even when sweaty...one of the best pistoleros ever, Bill Jordan, carried a set of Herrets that had every bit of the checkering sanded off...they were slick as glass...go figure...
 

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I don't have much experience to compare to, but that GP100 grip feels very secure. Granted, I was shooting .38, and I am betting I'll notice the grip a little more when I try .357 one handed!

Sheepdog, I can picture you keeping an armed intruder at bay with your pistol in one hand and a black cup o' joe in the other!
 

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Was shooting only 38? Man, and I thought you was growed up and heavy on the 357mag. Even my daughter can shoot the 38 one handed!
hehehe, just poking fun.
I'm like sheepdog, we had to learn one handed strong and weak, left and right barracades, even shooting in, over and around cars. The revolver is harder to shoot accurately one handed than an auto due to the rotation of the bbl as you pull the trigger, all that force to cause the cylinder to turn. And the stouter the load the more you have to hang on and time it takes to steady out and get back on target. When we use to go out in the woods, we would shoot from all different kinds of positions, just to make it more fun. The paper punching gets boring nowadays.
 

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One handed shooting.....:D
Yep, done that with my full power 454 Casull loads.
3:00 one second,11:00 the next.
Was checking my right wrist in 2005.
 

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I practice with .38 due to price of ammo. But stay tuned, I just got back from the gun show and there is a new addition to the family!!!
 

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I practice one handed point shooting at close range and can do well enough for self defense, but for longer range target shooting I use both hands.
 

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quote:Originally posted by EddieF

I practice with .38 due to price of ammo. But stay tuned, I just got back from the gun show and there is a new addition to the family!!!
Hope your other guns aren't jealous :D.
 

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Here is my target, first time ever trying one handed. Ten yards. Not good. Double action, though. I need to practice that.

Check out my new addition in the Gallery forum!

 

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Eddie, I don't see a darn thing wrong with those results! I counted 12 on paper, and some decent 2 and 3 shot groupings, although I don't know the succession of your shots. But double action one handed shooting like that is nothing to be ashamed of! Good job! And keep on having fun and trying new things. You learn a lot more by stepping out of your comfort zone. Are ya gonna give us a hint as to what your new addition is?


Peace and God bless, Wolfsong.
 

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Thanks Wolfsong! Unfortunately there is no real succession of shots in relation to the pattern/grouping, pretty random. It's funny though, that shot very near the center, I knew when I squeezed that off it was close to perfect and, like a great golf shot, I'm left wondering 'why can't I do that every time?'

Here's the new addition, a Single Six, alongside my GP100...

 

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How would that target look on a T-shirt on an average-sized man??? 'Nuff said!!!
 

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quote:Originally posted by sheepdog

How would that target look on a T-shirt on an average-sized man??? 'Nuff said!!!
Sheepdog beat me to it.... put that on a B-27 target and you will see your still in the C.O.M. of the target. There is not a thing wrong with your group.
 

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Hi EddieF :D
Like others here,nothing to be ashamed of.
Good shooting !
 

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Right on, there, Sheepdog...yeah, we did. The folks I'm with still require a a little of that, with both strong and weak hand. Yet, with most everybody usin' slide guns instead of wheelguns today...th' full appreciation of the thing isn't fully understood, I'd guess. If a guy has a smooth DA revolver, he really ought to try it, just fer' th' experience.

Had a pair of Herrets made way back then...they were called "Jordan Grips" if I recall correctly. Also had an "out of th' box" style, similiar, if I remember right...called the 'Shooting Star". They were indeed smooth, as Mr. Jordan explained, so that one could adjust his grip easily and quickly.

And, Eddie...that ain't bad, friend. Keep at it, with a load that's easy to control, and enjoy. And, it does things fer' your confidence, too!
 

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This is two handed from the same session. I felt pretty good about this, even though this target is only from 7 yards, but it has been 5 or 6 weeks since I had been to the range and I wasn't sure how comfortable I'd be...

 
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