Dominant Hand Confusion
Wonder if anyone else has this problem. All my life I have been right handed (or perhaps more accurately, right armed) when it came to most physical activities, like baseball, bowling etc. I shoot rifles right handed. However, when I write, I am left handed. I also use my left hand to use a fork or spoon when I eat.
Recently I've been noticing something curious. While I have always shot handguns right handed, I notice I seem to grip a handgun better and have a smoother trigger pull using my left hand. Both my hands and their index finger mechanics, appear to be identical, but when I squeeze a trigger with my right hand I tend to pull the sights off target a bit. My right trigger finger tip seems to contact my weak hand (in a two handed stance) and the trigger guard. It's like it doesn't pull back straight. I have no such interference when shooting left handed, and with the exception of my natural shakiness while aiming, I can squeeze the trigger and drop the hammer without disturbing my sight alignment.
Now here's the problem; only two of my handguns don't have controls such as slide, safety, and mag release, on the left side (for a right handed shooter). Of these two one is a revolver (GP100), and the other is a Bersa 9mm with ambidextrous controls. All the rest are set up for right handed operation. Also, though it would seem I shoot a bit more accurately left handed, I draw from a holster smoother and faster with my right hand.
So the question is, "which side should I carry on for CCW?" Has anyone else dealt with this inconsistency? How did you resolve it and what would you recommend?
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