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#26 OFFLINE   Cherry beret

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:24 PM

 
 
Check and see which eye is dominate. Your comment suggests that although you are right handed, you are left eye dominate.


I'd thought about that, and to an extent it's true (and one reason). However it's not just that - even the first time I picked up a gun it felt 'cack-handed' to fire right handed.

I can fire a pistol 'normally' however :)

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 03:10 PM

WMP have a series of videos on YouTube that show their ARV course.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 04:27 PM

For years when ever I used a long weapon, I always shot left handed, just seemed normal and shot pistols right handed, I have no idea why!! All way through my army career I fired all rifles and other long weapons left handed untill the SA80 came around for us and then I had to learn to shoot right handed all of a sudden!

To be honest, even though it felt odd at first,  it became normal, I know it sounds odd, but if you really feel it is awkward, get a replica or make one and at home practice right handed, sounds weired and you look like a prat but, if you do it enough it becomes second nature, you have to build up the muscle memory.

 

Now I shoot predominantly right handed (wepon side) but I can also shoot well enough to pass all testing, support side too. 

 

Like was mentioned, find out your dominant eye, just using your thumb as a sight use one eye then other, see which one stays on sight when you open the eye, that should give you your dominant eye!!

 

Best of luck to all who are going for armed response, then onto tactical, its a fantastic line of work.

 

Stay safe everyone



#29 OFFLINE   Mdon

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:24 AM

I'm a AFO and I fire left handed with the carbine (g36) and right handed with the SLP (g17) I know a few that do, it's nothing to worry about and in some situations it actually gives you an advantage.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 05:35 PM

I agree with what most people have commented re the MP5.  The only grief shooting left handed is when doing certain drills, specifically stoppage drills and tactical reloads as you have to reach over to reach the cocking lever.

 

Do you know which I is your Master Eye?  This might dictate whether you may have to shoot right handed whether you're left handed or not.

 

The worst thing is that if you're left handed then you have your secondary weapon on your left leg and if your respective Firearms Unit wears thigh holsters for you magazines then you might find all your kit on one leg!  This can be a little cumbersome but not impossible.  I know a mate who looked like Robocop with half his kit on his left leg lol



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 06:45 PM

The only grief shooting left handed is when doing certain drills, specifically stoppage drills and tactical reloads as you have to reach over to reach the cocking lever.

You have to reach over to reach the cocking lever with the SA80 if you fire it right handed. :thumbsup:



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 07:32 PM

You have to reach over to reach the cocking lever with the SA80 if you fire it right handed. :thumbsup:

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I wasn't disputing it pal.  I was merely making a point that if they want to do an afo or even an arv course than in order to classify they will have a trickier time mastering the weapon drills if they have all their kit on their left side.  I only mention it as I have seen this first hand.  Again it's not impossible but it is a ball ache. ^_^



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 08:00 PM

Not trying to cause anything, I used to teach army cadets, they found it awkward trying to cock the SA80. :wink:



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 10:36 AM

The SA80 was sh*t for the most part.

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 11:19 AM

You're not wrong, give me the SLR any day. :wink:

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 11:34 AM

Not trying to cause anything, I used to teach army cadets, they found it awkward trying to cock the SA80. :wink:

Pardon, just spat out my Pot Noodle!.
(Werther moment)
As for the SA80/ SLR debate.
I found the SA80 more accurate, with 10/10 at 300m, with iron sights.
But, would probably go with 'that rifle' for the pure knockout factor.
You don't get up after being hit by 7.62.

#37 OFFLINE   TangoOscar31

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 04:28 PM

You're not wrong, give me the SLR any day. :wink:


Exactly!

#38 OFFLINE   Frank Drebin

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 04:58 PM

You're not wrong, give me the SLR any day. :wink:

 

 

I assume yours had the wooden furniture, back in the day?,................



#39 OFFLINE   TangoOscar31

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 05:31 PM

As for the SA80/ SLR debate.
I found the SA80 more accurate, with 10/10 at 300m, with iron sights.
But, would probably go with 'that rifle' for the pure knockout factor.
You don't get up after being hit by 7.62.


SA80 was very accurate on the range. It was sh*t on the battlefield.

#40 OFFLINE   Bart

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 05:31 PM

No, black plastic stock and hand grip actually. :raz:

#41 OFFLINE   TangoOscar31

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 05:34 PM

Flimsy plastic that frequently broke!

#42 OFFLINE   Bart

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 06:12 PM

Unless you looked after your weapon and didn't throw it around. :wink:



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 06:39 PM

Unless you looked after your weapon and didn't throw it around. :wink:


Dunno what you are mean! :wink:

It shouldn't have kept jamming...




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