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What hand do you use for nerfing?

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#1 Bishop

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Posted 01 May 2004 - 09:32 PM

I am a proud lefty nerfer!!!!!!!!!!
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#2 Namm

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Posted 02 May 2004 - 08:44 AM

For all of you who voted "switch" does that mean that you hold a gun in each hand sometimes, or maybe a pistol in your lef hand sometimes; or does that mean that when the urge strikes you, you'll lay flat, SM5K or X-bow in hands and put the but against your left shoulder, and fire it with your left hand?
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Posted 02 May 2004 - 12:54 PM

I prefer two guns. One in each hand. I don't know about integrations, they might be really fun for me, but I like the feeling of a nerf gun in each hand.

I voted righty, because that is the hand I use with just one gun.

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Posted 02 May 2004 - 04:59 PM

I might want to try nerfing lefty. I think I'd be able to pump alot faster with my right hand. I've had practice. :blink:
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Posted 02 May 2004 - 05:41 PM

I've had practice.


Nice one.

I voted righty just because my left arm might as well be chopped off at the wrist.
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Posted 03 May 2004 - 05:36 PM

I voted righty, even though I pump best with my right hand, I have little coordination in my left, I just switch hands when I'm ready to shoot.
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Posted 03 May 2004 - 10:47 PM

I'm the same with both hands, although I am left handed. Go Evilness! (If you don't know what this means don't even ask).
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Posted 03 May 2004 - 11:22 PM

I'm the same with both hands, although I am left handed.  Go Evilness! (If you don't know what this means don't even ask).

I am a lefty too. We will all one day RULE THE WORLD!!!!!!!! MUHAHAHAHA!!

Edit: Oh crap! I spoiled my evil plans.

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#9 Illadar

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Posted 04 May 2004 - 08:25 AM

Untill recnently I have only ever held my guns in my right hand, But after reading this topic I disided(sp) to try my left hand and it worked as well as my right hand with the added advantage that I could steddy the barrel better. With semi-autos it hurt my ROF, I put switch.
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Posted 04 May 2004 - 12:24 PM

With my AT3K and BF, I use my left hand, with my twin NFs, I use both hands. I can use any of my guns right-handed, but I prefer lefty.
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Posted 13 May 2004 - 05:43 PM

Go Lefties! I too am a lefty, but it surprises me that sometimes I find myself shooting with my right hand, and it feels normal. I don't know. I voted lefty, but I guess I'm a bit ambidextrous.
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Posted 13 May 2004 - 06:04 PM

That's pretty similar to me. I voted switch. I'm a righty, but I can shoot with my left hand quite naturally, but it all depends on the surroundings (walls, shrubs, etc.). So ambidextrous people might rule in nerf. I know it helps a bit in paintball, but these to sports (paintball and nerf) don't compare at all.
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Posted 16 May 2004 - 04:19 PM

I did a check on my dominant eye, and it turns out that my dominant eye is (obviously) my left. Even though I normally shoot a (real) gun with my left hand, I found that I shoot my sm1500 with my right. Probably because of the whole pump thing. Because I added a scope(for aiming, not for zooming) to my sm1500, I'm training myself to shoot with my left since my left eye is my dominant. It's not TOO weird...but it'll take me a few days to adjust to comfortable.

To find your dominant: Make a big "O" with your hands and look at someone's face through it. Ask that person which eye you are using. That is your dominant eye.
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#14 agent007

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Posted 12 June 2004 - 10:27 AM

I hold a gun in both hands"the James Bond method'I voted for righty though because i hold in in that hand when i am not shooting
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Posted 12 June 2004 - 01:54 PM

left handed people still have some form of dominance in their right hand, so they often get confused on which one feels natural. I am also left handed, and I can't figure out which foot to lead with when I run. Also, on a whiteboard my right-hand writing looks better than my left. However, on paper, I can't write with my righthand as well because the muscles aren't as strong.

Also, with a fork or spoon, I normally eat iwth my left hand. However, with chop sticks, I only use the left hand.

Edited by Accord, 12 June 2004 - 01:57 PM.


#16 Arcanis

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Posted 12 June 2004 - 02:43 PM

I use whatever, It doesn't really matter to me.
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#17 Jangadance

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Posted 12 June 2004 - 02:46 PM

Yeah, other than genetic disposition, the main thing that influences your handed-ness is the way you were taught. Especially for those who are more ambiguously dexterous. ;) You aim a gun down your arm, so it isn't only important what hand you're more comfortable with, but what eye. If you are confused about which is your dominant eye, focus on a small object in front of you and frame it with your hands. Extend your arms as far as they go and make a box just large enough for the object to be visible inside. Close one eye and then the other... the object should move behind your hands. Whichever eye is open when the object stays in the frame, that is your dominant eye and you should be holding your gun with that hand.

At least, that's the way this drunk guy at a party explained to me as he granted me the Duck Hunt light zapper. ;)

Edited by Jangadance, 12 June 2004 - 02:50 PM.

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Posted 13 June 2004 - 04:27 AM

I usually use my right hand, but as far as shooting goes, I'm rather ambidextrous. If I go akimbo with pistols (rarely now, I need to mod my other LnL so they match), my left is just as effective as my right. If I need to bank a shot to my left, I'm usually decent. But, predominantly I am right.
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Posted 14 June 2004 - 01:29 AM

im a pround lefty, but when it somes to playing with blasters and arcades, i shoot with guns in both hands. since is was a kid i loved John Woo movies, even though i only understood half of the dialouge. i also used to play the arcade game Area 51 when it was hot. played it so much i naturally got bored and started playing both guns.
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Posted 19 June 2004 - 10:02 AM

I voted righty because I use that hand for most of my guns. I only use my left hand for my Tek Six because of its odd way of cocking and also because it adds a bit more to my RoF.
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#21 Ragornocks

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Posted 19 June 2004 - 10:44 AM

I find it a bit odd that there are more who can use both of their hands than there are that can use just their left. Actual statistics suggest that some people may just want to sound cool, and say "im t3h 1337 @mb1d3><735". Guess what, you suck.
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Posted 19 June 2004 - 01:33 PM

Ohh... this poll was about... nerfing... shit...


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#23 JT Nerf Girl

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Posted 23 June 2004 - 03:40 PM

I might want to try nerfing lefty. I think I'd be able to pump alot faster with my right hand. I've had practice. :wacko:

*Shakes her head* I'm sure most of y'all here have had plenty of pratice...

I'm right handed, so I shoot with my right hand. Maybe both hands to aim better, James Bond method, perhaps? Don't really know what that means so...

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#24 leftnut

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Posted 23 June 2004 - 04:13 PM

Well I usually use my right hand but lately I have been trying dual pistols and have been working on my hand-eye coordination with my left hand.
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Posted 23 June 2004 - 04:17 PM

Ambidexterous, I guess.

I'm having trouble with this thread. When you shoot, you should be holding the gun with two hands, unless you're using a pistol or going akimbo. Most people here have a primary, and assuming that you're using one of the popular primaries (X-bow, BBB, AT3K, MaxShot, etc) then you should be using both hands regardless (at least most of the time).

Two points of contact on any gun will steady your aim significantly compared to only one. I guess you mean what hand do you use to pull the trigger? Most people use the hand they write with, but I know several people who write right handed but shoot left handed (I regularly go skiit shooting and target shooting). Finding your dominant eye also helps too...

I've been practicing shooting lefty around corners, because I'm usually a righty. I've been trying to shooting plastic cups in my hallways from around corners, and its been challenging because my dominant eye is usually my right one.
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