I think Marty's hit the nail on the head. No, in a defensive situation I probably wouldn't think to shift hands. But in the classes I've taken where we've had to do house clearings, I'm hyper-conscious about giving away *anything* to the BG possibly lurking around the next corner. Body bladed sharply, elbows tucked in, feet within the angle of the corner -- and I switch hands to deal with RH corners. Trying to slice the pie right-handed just exposes too much for my comfort.But, house clearing isn't defensive , it's OFFENSIVE. And, given that fact, when one is looking for the bad guy, he best do it correctly.
I think Marty hits one of the nails on the head here. When it is "for real" and there is a chance of you getting shot I take EVERY advantage to avoid having that happen. I change eyes and hands. I suggest other's to work to that skill level.On 2001-05-07 11:13, Marty Hayes wrote:
When on the street doing this stuff for real, I do switch hands.