Wednesday, May 8, 2013

FAQ: Is It Wrong To Shoot A Pistol One-Handed At An Indoor Gun Range?

Ask The Michigan Firearms Instructor
Q: Is it wrong to shoot one handed at a indoor gun range? I am asking this question, because when I visited a range and was told, "You know your liable if you shoot something."

A: By today's standards, shooting one-handed is an advanced skill. Most beginners are taught to shoot using both hands. The biggest issue is whether your shooting method violates the Standard Operating Procedure of the gun range. Each facility make its own rules regarding what they allow and don't allow.

In any case, ANY shooter is liable for the results of his actions, regardless of HOW he shoots. Bottom Line: If you can safely shoot with only one hand AND the range allows it AND you can to do so safely, I don't have a personal problem with a person doing so. In fact, I coach graduates of my CPL Class - in private sessions - how to do so with their strong hand and their weak hand.

You are strongly encouraged to not only conduct your own independent research but to also consult with a competent and qualified attorney before acting upon any information in this article. Laws covering self-defense, lethal force, firearms, and the Michigan Concealed Pistol License and their enforcement are always subject to change due to laws being amended, politics conducted in the Prosecutor's Office, and election results at all levels of government. Ignorance of the law, legally speaking, is not a valid excuse for running afoul of it. The penalties and fines imposed upon violators of firearms related offenses are stiff and severe.

About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.

Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

For more info about free shooting lessons for women and Michigan CCW Classes, please contact:

Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit
Phone: 313.733.74

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