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Old 01-10-2012, 06:19 PM   #1
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Hey guys. As i wrote in my introduction i only have use of my left arm due to a stroke i had when i was three (no use of my right). so when i am holding up a rifle i put it against my left shoulder, but the only thing is, i cant close my right eye without my left eye closing as well. I think it has something to due with my stroke, but anyway has anyone ever done or seen someone else wearing an eye patch over one of there eyes when shooting a rifle?

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Old 01-10-2012, 06:56 PM   #2
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my great grandfather had something (I don't remember what) that happened to his eye he was blind in his left eye and couldn't blink with the eye either he always wore an eye patch... still was a pretty damn good shot.



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I've seen shooters that blacked one lens of their shooting glasses.

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I've seen all kinds of gimmicks used by competition shooters to block vision from one eye without having to close the eye lid. Let your imagination run with it.

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You have to do what works and go with what you have. I am not sure why but I have never been able to close only my left eye while keeping my right eye open. I can close only my right eye. I am right-handed and remember having trouble shooting rifles because I could not line up a sight picture. In Army basic training a drill instructor observed that I had this problem and had me shoot left-handed. Shooting left-handed worked very well for me and I have shot this way ever since, for the last forty years. Shooting left-handed also allows me to use my stronger arm to hold the rifle steady.

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Ok so this is not that uncommon then, thats good to know!! I will just have to try different things and see what works best. thanks again to everyone who has been so helpful with my questions!!

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Howdy, Jeff! My former boss was a hemiplegic- his right side (injury to spinal cord as infant)

The eye dominance thing, as folks have said, is not uncommon with a LOT of shooters. You can do the pirate thing (funny hat and parrot optional) or try some simple things, like this-


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Im right handed, but left eye dominet. What i used to train my self is simple and cheap. On my shootin glass i used Scotch tape on one eye. It blurse the sight, but leaving enought sight not to trip.

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I have always shot w/ both eyes open. I thought that was pretty much normal.
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great ideas guys! I didnt know that there were so many people who couldnt close one eye and have the other open. Thanks for all the ideas, they all seem like they would work just fine. As usual im going to have to eliminate till i find one that works best for me.

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