The Importance of Shooting One-Handed: new on AllOutdoor

A consideration when picking your handgun

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3 Responses to The Importance of Shooting One-Handed: new on AllOutdoor

  1. Y. says:

    Can’t be cocked one handed though..

  2. "lee n. field" says:

    Interesting choice for one handed use. IIRC, the Boberg has no last shot hold open. The slide must be manually racked for each new magazine.

  3. Andy says:

    “Y” and Lee forget that malfunctions can require manipulating the slide. A 1911 can be manipulated one handed: (Or at least I can manipulate one.) Target sights and wear of a stiff belt allow you to retract the slide via the expedient method of putting the rear sight on the top edge of the belt and pushing down. (Booger hook off of the bang switch!) If one wishes not to wear a belt or have target sights, a hard surface with a well defined edge (the bottom edge of a tabletop, formica countertop, some of the surfaces available on cars like the wing mirror shrouds, heel of a shoe, etc.) and a little practice in getting the muzzle placed correctly allow you to rack virtually any semiautomatic pistol’s slide. I have seen a rather ugly creation (Made by Springer Precision) that replaces the striker cover on a Glock or XDM, allowing you to cycle the slide with one hand and a belt. (Intended for IPSC “Open Class” style raceguns.) though I hesitate to suggest it due to making concealed carry more difficult (If you do carry daily) and uncomfortable.

    Safeties are another matter: Many firearms make it an extremely deliberate action to disengage. Brushing your weapon on the holster’s lip, your pantleg or belt may not necessarily result taking your pistol from condition one to condition zero.

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