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Old 03-27-2012, 06:21 PM   #1
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I close my left eye when I shoot and focus with my right is that just me or other do tha same?



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Old 03-27-2012, 06:25 PM   #2
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Many people do that. Shooting with both eyes open takes practice. I'm sure some of the guys on here can give you some good tips.



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I am left handed but right eye dominant. I shoot with both eyes open but the right eye is behind the sights acquiring sight picture. You need to find out if you are right or left eye dominant.

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So how do you shoot?

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I am left handed but right eye dominant. I shoot with both eyes open but the right eye is behind the sights acquiring sight picture. You need to find out if you are right or left eye dominant.
Never really try shooting with both eyes open and I never try shooting with left eye on sights ... maybe I try that next time I hit tha range
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The fact that you are automatically leaving your right eye open and your left eye closed means that you are right eyed dominate. Takes a lot of practice to shoot with both eyes open.

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The fact that you are automatically leaving your right eye open and your left eye closed means that you are right eyed dominate. Takes a lot of practice to shoot with both eyes open.
I disagree. For years I shot thinking I was left eye dominant just because I was left handed. It was instinctive to acquire sight picture with my left eye. After I started taking training courses I found out I was actually right eye dominant, my shooting has improved 10 fold.

Shooting with both eyes open was taught to me by my father when I was a kid. I thought every one shot that way until I got older.
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I hate to say this but...
Hold your hands out in front of you and touch your pointer fingers and thumbs together. Pick an object across the room and aim at it through the diamond you formed. Slowly move your hands back towards your face keeping your eyes on the target. The eye your hands move to is your dominant eye.
Wow you get tired of hearing and saying that over time.

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Holy. Crap. I just found out I'm right eye dominant and left handed. This explains a lot, even though I do shoot fairly decent already.

How does one learn to shoot this way, or with both eyes? Seems very unnatural to me.

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Holy. Crap. I just found out I'm right eye dominant and left handed. This explains a lot, even though I do shoot fairly decent already.

How does one learn to shoot this way, or with both eyes? Seems very unnatural to me.
I am left eye dominate and right handed, I roll the sights to the 11:00 to get them in front of my eye....so you will need to roll them to the 1:00. Now for keeping both eyes open it takes practice and concentration.


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