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Postby Jim » Thu, 14 Oct 2010 07:28:07

I found the following post on a "survival" forum. Man, some of these people are OUT THERE !!

"Dual wielding handguns - yes I just started a serious thread about it.
I am aware that it's something that happens only in movies and computer games. However I'm just interested in the possibilities in real life.
Is it possible to dual wield two handguns? Having a right- and a lefthanded pistol and holster, and shooting both at the same time, one in each hand.
I see some advantages.
First of all, you can shoot in two directions at the same time.
It´s a fact that a fast majority of all gunfights happens at very close range. Point shooting range. So I think that might be possible.
Second advantage - reliability. If one of your handguns jams, you can just get rid of it by putting it back in the holster or in a dump pouch.
I also see some disadvantages. Reloading seems very hard. I think the best way is to put one gun back in the holster while you reload the other. Also it seems impossible to use the sights on both at the same time. On longer range I expect it's a disadvantage because you can't use both hands and you can't aim well. However it's always possible to put one back in the holster, with modern holsters that can happen in a second.
It's curiosity more than anything, but I'd like to know what y'all think."

I think you're a friggin' IDIOT!! :hysterical:
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Re: Some people!

Postby zephyp » Thu, 14 Oct 2010 07:50:50

Nah, he's ok. Probably an ardent student under the tutelage of Gecko45...
No more catchy slogans for me...I am simply fed up...4...four...4...2+2...

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Re: Some people!

Postby gunderwood » Thu, 14 Oct 2010 09:03:52

It only happens in movies and computer games for a reason.
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Re: Some people!

Postby ZeSpectre » Thu, 14 Oct 2010 12:21:14

Okay I have to chime in here. Every once in a while at an outdoor range I'll have a little fun with the "two gun mojo". Generally speaking I can do a decent job of bouncing a tin can around at 30-40ft so I know that it CAN be done.

Can be done under specific and low-stress circumstances that is.

The idea that anyone can hit more than one target simultaneously (other than getting lucky) or that you'd have any sort of realistic advantage in a self-defense scenario by going "two gun" is simply laughable.


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Re: Some people!

Postby KaosDad » Thu, 14 Oct 2010 13:15:59

Lara Croft (or was it Selene?) has the whole reloading thing down pat. You modify your mags with larger butt-plates that clip into a belt mounted mag holder. Basically, the mags are simply standing up, like they are on your desk. So, pop the spent mag, slam the pistol onto the mag and rock it forward.

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Re: Some people!

Postby jrswanson1 » Mon, 18 Oct 2010 13:07:54

You know, there is a Gunslinger class of shooters in SASS. They shoot two handed, a revolver in each hand. Pretty fast, too.

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Re: Some people!

Postby CowboyT » Mon, 18 Oct 2010 14:07:41

I saw someone doing that at Sharpshooters a little while ago with his twin .45 LC Ruger Vaqueros. He was actually pretty good at it.
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Re: Some people!

Postby Reverenddel » Fri, 22 Oct 2010 12:51:19

With practice, anything can be accomplished. Now the question goes to "logic"

Carrying two pistols, with ammo, and holsters, adds weight.

A handgun is used to get you to a shotgun that is used to get you to a rifle that is used to get you to a TANK!

You're encouraged to leap that frog forward! Nah backward!


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Re: Some people!

Postby gunderwood » Fri, 22 Oct 2010 13:19:50

Reverenddel wrote:With practice, anything can be accomplished. Now the question goes to "logic"

Carrying two pistols, with ammo, and holsters, adds weight.

A handgun is used to get you to a shotgun that is used to get you to a rifle that is used to get you to a TANK!

You're encouraged to leap that frog forward! Nah backward!

The point isn't that it can't be done, but that it isn't superior in any way to using just one. Given any amount of training, putting it towards one pistol vice two is always the better solution. If anyone doubts that, consider how many elite LE or military units even train for two pistols...none that I am aware of. Even LE agencies that regularly train and carry a backup gun always treat the second pistol as a backup, never as a second primary.
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Re: Some people!

Postby zephyp » Sun, 24 Oct 2010 10:08:45

I kinda think the two pistol thing is only for movies and video games...if you want to use both hands then practice weak hand shooting...important as I found out this past year. I am nearsighted in one eye and farsighted in the other. Plays havoc when I shift a scoped gun to the other side...
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Re: Some people!

Postby Reverenddel » Tue, 02 Nov 2010 14:08:42

Does anyone else, besides me, shoot better with NO support hand?

For some strange reason, when I'm only shooting with one hand, I seem to shoot more accurate.


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Re: Some people!

Postby Chasbo00 » Tue, 02 Nov 2010 14:17:31

Reverenddel wrote:Does anyone else, besides me, shoot better with NO support hand?

For some strange reason, when I'm only shooting with one hand, I seem to shoot more accurate.



Accuracy is about the same for me with slow fire. Shooting multiple shots quickly and accurately is where using two hands really makes a difference. Having a proper two-handed grip and stance are the keys to shooting fast and accurately.

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Re: Some people!

Postby gunderwood » Wed, 03 Nov 2010 14:45:40

Chasbo00 wrote:
Reverenddel wrote:Does anyone else, besides me, shoot better with NO support hand?

For some strange reason, when I'm only shooting with one hand, I seem to shoot more accurate.



Accuracy is about the same for me with slow fire. Shooting multiple shots quickly and accurately is where using two hands really makes a difference. Having a proper two-handed grip and stance are the keys to shooting fast and accurately.


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Re: Some people!

Postby Reverenddel » Tue, 09 Nov 2010 13:12:43

I think I overcompensate with the weak hand.


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Re: Some people!

Postby Kreutz » Sat, 27 Nov 2010 09:06:16

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Dual wield FTW!!!!!


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Re: Some people!

Postby SlipknotG21 » Sun, 27 Feb 2011 23:46:09

+1 kreutz for the awesome pic I :hysterical:
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Some people!

Postby neoexodus » Mon, 28 Feb 2011 08:06:27

+1 to kreutz, timely find on that one my man


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Re: Some people!

Postby gunderwood » Mon, 28 Feb 2011 14:41:50

SlipknotG21 wrote:+1 kreutz for the awesome pic I :hysterical:

Hey, I don't recall giving permission to use my picture!!! :packin:
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Re: Some people!

Postby OakRidgeStars » Mon, 28 Feb 2011 16:55:08

Is that Gecko45?. I always wondered what happened to him :hysterical:


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Re: Some people!

Postby davasmith » Wed, 02 Mar 2011 12:12:30

The reality is, it might sound dumb as hell but it but looks cool as ice! IMHO :packin: :coffee:


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