What is the recommended ratio between strong- and weak-side training with firearms?
I have spent some time trying to become ambidextrous, both with a handgun and a rifle.
First off, why:
I read somewhere that these days the vast majority of people live in cities, which pretty much guarantees that it is far more likely than, say, 100 years ago, that a firefight happens in an urban (or suburban) environment.
That’s just statistics.
From here, my logic goes like this:
Unlike somewhere in a forest, in a city/suburbs, where there are lots of walls, windows, corners, cars and other crap, chances are approximately 50/50 that I would need to shoot from my strong side as from my weak side.
With handgun, it’s mostly not that important, but with a long gun it is obviously advantageous to be able to hide behind a building’s corner as much as possible and shoot from the closest shoulder…
On the other hand, not all covers are vertical, and shooting above, say, a car hood is easier from the strong side.
Those are just my ideas – of a person who never was in a real firefight and has very limited training experience beyond a square range.
So, my question is:
for someone like me, who lives in a suburb and is preparing to defend his family against whatever the future may bring, what is the recommended ratio between training strong-side only and ambidextrous training?