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Old 06-16-2010, 01:39 AM   #1
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Last time I went to the range somebody noticed I shoot with both eyes open,Is this that unusal among shooters?

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Old 06-16-2010, 03:06 AM   #2
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I, for one, always shoot with both eyes open. I just want to be able to fire without worrying about one more technique. Granted, closing my left eye isn't that big a deal.

For me, the only weird thing I have to train myself away from focusing on, though, is the laser dot. Part of my brain is aware that I see 2 laser dots.

I don't actually spend much time using the laser...I use the iron sights. But I do see "two" dots floating around out there with both eyes open.

Now, aiming a rifle is totally different for me. But in general I won't be in a critical SD situation with my rifle against my shoulder.

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Last time I went to the range somebody noticed I shoot with both eyes open,Is this that unusal among shooters?
Not if you are using a reflex sight.
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Most folks I know shoot with both eyes open.

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Both eyes open is best if you can do it. Gives depth perception but more importantly it gives you periphery vision. Many cannot keep the target or the sights from "jumping" and many don't even know if they close an eye or not.

Some that are cross-eyed dominant have trouble keeping both open.

Likewise it is said that shotguns are better shot with both eyes open. I use both eyes when I shoot a rifle with iron sights and sighting a red dot, EOTECH or a scope.

So, I think if you can keep both open and do as well as closing one... do it. although, as mentioned, some people cannot, so do what works best for you.

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With both eyes open, you also keep your face relaxed. Any tension can affect shooting.

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I find it a little difficult to focus with two eyes open while shooting, unless I'm using my 28" bbl shotgun because the sight is so far away. For me the further the sight, the better.

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I'm cross eye dominant. Left handed shooter, but right eye dominant. I find it difficult to focus the front sight quickly with both open. And if I do get it in focus, usually if I sweep the gun towards another "target" I loose focus. If I close my left eye aiming is much faster. I plan to continue to try to learn to shoot both ways, but if I try aiming with both eyes open for prolonged periods when practicing it sometimes starts to give me a headache.

This could be just because i'm not used to this yet, but time will tell.

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I keep both open unless I'm in a low light situation and having difficulty picking up the sight picture. I taught myself two eyes open shooting by closing the weak eye, picking up the sight picture, then opening the weak eye before shooting. I also found practicing both eyes open while using snap caps at home helped me learn the technique.

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