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Perhaps the greatest advantages the handgun platform provides over the long gun platforms is that handguns can be utilized accurately with a single hand and they are concealable. Or not…perhaps they afford an even greater advantage. Let’s explore.

THE PISTOL S GREATEST ADVANTAGE Author Kristine Ann Scott Hero Factory Director of Training Perhaps the greatest advantages the handgun platform provides over the long gun platforms is that handguns can be utilized accurately with a single hand and they are concealable Or not perhaps they a ord an even greater advantage Let s explore Brief review of the anatomy of a violent encounter Historical data asserts that lighting will be muted tunnel vision will occur the survivor s equilibrium will be compromised by way of injury or sensory in uence the participants will be in close proximity to one another and the aggressor s will likely put the survivor in a position of disadvantage by forcefully knocking them to the ground and or injuring them The conceal ability of the handgun immediately makes it an option to enhance defensive e orts The ability to use it e ectively with one hand further increases defensive capabilities by providing one empty hand to do cool ninja tricks such as open a locked door turn on a vehicle dial a phone block or strike feel around the environment if eye sight is limited or even aid in keeping balance if impaired or moving in an unfamiliar environment I coined them cool ninja tricks with intention Performing any of those tasks with your nondominant hand is challenging without injury or the extreme biomechanical stress present when in fear for your life i e tunnel vision loss of ne motor skills Would Kristine Ann Scott you even be able to grab and dial your cell phone with your non dominant hand Hero Factory Director of Training shaking in terror in the dark trying to keep your eyes on the aggressor s History tells us you would not In other news you are awsomeing all over the place Impressive You do daily repetitions with your dominant hand for the life saving tasks mentioned earlier The result is performance perfection you sly dog you You open door locks like a boss you turn on your car from sheer muscle memory without even looking Face it you have mad skills Assuming that is you free up your dominant hand by moving the handgun to your non dominant hand so you can use those skills when you need them Clearly the greatest advantage provided by your handgun is that you can utilize it accurately with just your non dominant hand freeing up your dominant hand to accomplish life saving maneuvers such as escape create distance block or strike dial 911 grab your children etc If you have to swap gun hands you will still have the advantage of pro ciency with your weapon Another reality to note is it is common for the gun hand to be injured during a violent encounter as that is where the opposing person s focus is Since most shooters are not competent with their non dominant hand in a training environment their performance in a life threatening one will likely not produce the desired life saving outcome Ms Scott boasts a well balanced background with 15 years of experience in personal protection eld operations private security business development curriculum development and extensive work as an educator in a variety of subject matters She produces competent students with a reliable performance by creating a progressive curriculum of intelligent adaptable tactics presenting with a uniquely effective methodology and maintaining a commitment to her own continuing eduction Serving both private and public sector professionals as well as civilian students The pistol s greatest advantage is the shooter can utilize it competently solely with their non dominant hand creating freedom to function with their dominant hand thus optimizing use of both hands Creating competency with your nondominant hand is simplistic in comparison to learning to do the daily tasks mentioned earlier Don t believe me Ask ANY shooter that has taken a course encompassing support hand training and they will tell you the same thing they acclimated more quickly then they expected Better yet come on out to the range and do 5 repetitions of each and discover the reality for yourself Perform at your optimum with both hands your dominant hand is already trained up time to get the non dominant hand competent with that pistol www herofactory us advancing arms training
THE PISTOL   S GREATEST ADVANTAGE Author  Kristine Ann Scott   Hero Factory, Director of Training  Perhaps the greatest ad...
training that is specialized not commercialized Hero F actory s progressive curriculum started my training by imprinting single handed shooting skills using my support hand It felt more natural to shoot accurately with my support hand than my dominant hand Once I was proficient with the support hand we began working all exrcises with both hands Stacy McWilliams
training that is specialized not commercialized.       Hero F actory    s progressive curriculum started my training by im...