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Left Handed Shooting

Left Handed Shooting

A key skill of any successful paintball player is the ability to shoot comfortably with either hand. This allows you to shoot out of either side of a bunker whilst maintaining a small profile, making you harder to shoot.


Shooting left handed really isn’t as hard as it seems, granted you won’t be as accurate or as fast with your left hand to begin with but practice makes perfect. There are various ways to practice shooting left handed such as playing a full game with your left hand only, to ensuring your gun is carried in your left hand when leaving a game, this will help your left hand familiarise itself with holding the gun. You could also practice at home and walk the trigger with your left hand. It’s all a matter of coordination, you have to build up your hand and eye coordination and this will assist with shooting faster and accurately. Tank size has has a lot to do with your shooting and profile. Ensuring your tank size is spot on will do wonders for keeping a tight profile, whilst increasing the accuracy of shooting. If this is wrong this will make shooting left handed that little bit harder.


Shooting left handed will assist with your profile when you shoot, minimizing how much of your body is on display. Instead of being a large target this will help with just showing your hopper , gun and a small fraction of your goggles. This makes you almost invisible to your opponents, keeping you tucked into your cover and creating less movement thus giving you the upper hand. You can give yourself an immediate advantage by enabling yourself to shoot either hand to snap shoot and hopefully eliminate your opponent. You’ve just go to get the hang of maintaining a steady balance whilst shooting left handed.


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