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Why is it, that when transitioning to the support side, that the hands are reversed? While practicing transitions, I realized that to shoot from the standing or kneeling positions that I could shoot without swapping my hands (shooting from the left shoulder with my right hand on the pistol grip). I'm not advocating this, but I was just curious. It seems like it could be useful for fast transitions that don't need to be held for long.
Does it expose the support arm too much when shooting around a corner?
Is it difficult to shoot from certain positions?
It is a viable and useful technique that has been discussed previously.
I'm not jumping on you for bringing it up, simply pointing out that the technique has history.
I teach, use, and have employed the technique in actual combat. It is effective and efficient. There are certainly times that a full transition is a better choice, but that does not diminish the application of a shoulder swap.
Agreed with F2S. I use and teach this as a viable method also.
personally I do a full transition to my support side just as fast. Once done, i can stay in that position all day long and if I engage and need to move I'm a lot more effective holding the weapon properly for a lack of a better statement.
Either way, lateral transitions and shooting from them take practice and are a must IMO.
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