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Old 05-24-2011, 01:34 AM   #1
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Default Wrong handed

I seem to have a problem, I'm left handed (my Grandpa tells me I'm wrong handed) but my dominant eye is my right eye. I learned to shoot rifles and shotguns from my Grandpa so I shoot them right handed, and pretty decent. When I pick up a handgun it feels best in my left hand. So I'm shooting with my left hand and aiming with my right eye or trying to shoot right handed and neither seem to be working for me, anyone else have this problem? Any ideas on how to fix it?

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Old 05-24-2011, 01:52 AM   #2
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I'm right handed and left eyed but I shoot with my right eye cause it is easier. I tried shooting right handed and left eye but it feels wierd.

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Old 05-24-2011, 02:07 AM   #3
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When you shoot left handed, see if you can find a head angle that allows you to use your dominant/right eye to aim. My shooting buddy is blind in his left eye and he shoots left handed. He's found a way to use his right eye to aim and he's deadly accurate with a long gun or a handgun.

Keep fooling with it and see if maybe you can get comfortable that way.
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Smear some vaseline on the right lens of your shooting glasses when you shoot your pistol.
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I'm right handed/left eye dominant.
I have always shot long guns left handed,but have trained myself to also shoot right handed/right eye.
Now I can shoot almost as good right handed as I do left handed.

I used to only shoot pistols,right hand/right eye,but have also been shooting left hand/left eye with rimfires.But after I got used to the feel of the weapon in my weak hand,and worked on my technique,I can shoot almost as good with my weak hand.

It takes time and a lot of practice to get your brain retrained to do it both ways.I hoping to be shooting my 1911's weak hand soon,but for now,I'll stick with the rimfires until I'm sure my brain and hand/eye are on the same page.
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I am left handed and right eyed as well. I shoot rifle, shotgun, pistol, and bows (not often) right handed. I am as comfortable with a pistol in my left hand as with my right.

You may try as CA357 said and try to hold so you sight with your right eye, it isn't that hard, I do it when I shoot left handed. Or, if your non dominant eye has good vision, (mine doesn't) close or cover your dominant eye and train that way to see how it works out. Good luck.
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i have the same problem, right handed left eye dominant. I shot a lot of trap and skeet and since i can't do pretty much anything left handed. I put a piece of scotch tape over my left eye, It solved the problem, by tricking my brain some how...I ain't no doctor so i don't know exactly why, but it switches the eye your dominant with. Pistols i dont really have a problem with.
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Please don't call left handed people "Wrong handed".

If you look up famous left handed people you will find a lot more than sports figures.

Famous Left-Handers
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I keep both eyes open! I shoot left and right. Can't do it w/ a rifle.
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Originally Posted by jpattersonnh View Post
I keep both eyes open! I shoot left and right. Can't do it w/ a rifle.
+ 1 just not with a scoped rifle.



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