Tuesday, November 10, 2009
I saw this picture and it just made me laugh. I have thought long and hard about potential real life uses for shooting two pistols at once and generally employing the 'one in each hand' technique. The only halfway serious ones I could come up with are as follows.
If you need to provide suppression to cover the movement of yourself or another person. If you are using fire and maneuver tactics and are armed with pistols the day is going very badly to say the least.
If you need to cover two people in a Quentin Tarantino style Mexican standoff it could be useful but again a rather improbable scenario. As for Mexican standoffs that is a pretty bad situation and as Reservoir Dogs points out they end poorly.
In any other situation I think the ability to accurately engage targets vastly outweighs the short term additional firepower of a second pistol. Just pick up a Glock and a few 33rd mags if this is really a concern. Looking at a folding stock AK or something might not be a bad idea either. In any case......
I have shot two pistols at the same time before and think you should try it too. Not that it has any pretense of value or realistic useful training but because it is a kick. When I took my Bro in Law to the range it was one thing I made sure he got a chance to do. He definitely liked shooting and I imagine we will go the next time I am home. Dual wielding is definitely something everyone should do at least once but I would keep it to the range or the local gravel pit.