In SureFire Field Notes 66, Bill Blowers of Tap-Rack Tactical discusses the importance of training your offhand, or weak hand, as a way of improving your firearm handling skills to prepare for what could someday be “the worst day of your life.”
Blowers realized the need for offhand training after experiencing strikes to his shooting hand during force-on-force training with marking cartridges. Now imagine being in a real, life-or-death defensive engagement and suffering the same hit from a live round. Having the confidence and ability to stay in the fight while using your weak hand could be the crucial difference that helps you to experience a positive outcome.
“There is a pretty good possibility that you’ll end up being in that condition, so you’d better be able to perform strong-hand, weak-hand only,” Blowers says.
Blowers has a lot to say about the subject, who it’s for, and he explains a drill to help shooters develop their weak hand skills. You can check out SureFire Field Notes 66 above to see how it is performed.
ABOUT BILL BLOWERS
Bill Blowers was a police officer in Washington State for over 25 years, retiring in February 2018 as a Sergeant. He also served in the United States Army from 1986 to 1992. He was assigned to SWAT in 1995 and absent a single year, stayed on SWAT for the remainder of his career. He served as a ballistic shield carrier, breacher, entry team member, team training coordinator and ended as a team leader. As a team leader, Blowers has successfully planned or participated in over 1500 pre-planned and in-progress SWAT callouts. He has over 5000 training hours and has personally trained SWAT officers in different locations around the USA. For more information, visit TAP-RACK.COM.
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