“For years people have taught and trained with a two-hand grip on firearms,” TTAG reader Tim writes. “How are we mortals suppose to hold a flashlight, cell phone and weapon and be effective with all three? Maybe your other readers can help.” Well . . .
They should be able to help themselves. By practicing shooting one-handed. In fact, there’s a reason it’s called a “handgun” not a “handsgun.” As anyone who’s tried to find a really comfortable grip on a small revolver might — should? — attest.
Once again I’ll point out that the handgun’s ability to be shot one-handed makes it my first choice for home defense, where I’m likely to need that “spare” hand for calling the cavalry, wrangling my daughter, flipping on lights, etc.
That said, Tavor. And a shotgun when assuming a defensive position.
So how often do you practice shooting your handgun one-handed? How often do you shoot it with your “weak” hand? And if you’re a glasses wearer, how often do you do so without your specs (which could well be knocked off in a fight)?