The mustachioed Patrick Smith at Handgun offers his many adoring fans an excellent article on the importance of being able to shoot one-handed. You know; should you get your arm blown off in a gun battle or some such inconvenience. I’m one with The Power Of One—right until this bit: “Some shooters advocate an upright hold, others an angled hold. If you hold a handgun out in front of you and rotate your arm slightly inward, you’ll find a point where your hand and arm are much stronger. We aren’t talking of the “gangsta” sideways hold but a tilt of 10 degrees or so. Stronger is stronger, but as with all things, strength comes at a price. Your brain can process the image of a pair of sights upright and level a lot faster and more precisely than it can the same picture tilted slightly.”
I realize Mr. Smith specifically excluded the gangsta grip (quote marks optional). And he adds this caveat. “So the stronger hold costs you sight alignment time and precision. Is it worth it? Only you can tell.” But I’m still thinking . . . no.
One handed or two, in what situation is proper sight technique unimportant? And if I don’t have the presence of mind (i.e. I’m bleeding to death) or time (as before) to try to take aim at what I need to drill with a ballistic hole, I’m not going to worry about arm strength. At that point, it’s point and shoot. You?