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Do you shoot with one eye closed? Poll

View Poll Results: Do you close an eye when shooting?
I keep both eyes open. 25 37.88%
I close one eye. 35 53.03%
I close both eyes. 6 9.09%
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Old 09-01-2013, 11:54 PM   #11
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Everyone loses depth perception with one eye closed. That's why all animals have two to begin with.

Closing one eye is part of the fundamentals I learned in basic training. I was already a good shot, but my shooting improved.

I stick with what works for me.

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Old 09-02-2013, 12:30 AM   #12
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Pistol- one eye. Switch eye and stance changing hands.
Shotgun- both eyes
Rifle- trying to use both eyes for iron or scope. It works. Mostly with iron sights and multiple targets. Forty some years of one eye doesn't help.

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Old 09-02-2013, 12:36 AM   #13
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Never figured out my dominant eye s I just close them both...
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I am right handed and left eye dominate, I partially close my right eye when shooting pistols and it works very well... I still don't have the rifle thing down yet though

I plan on setting up an affordable range in my backyard eventually so as to actually practice with rifles. As of now I'm limited to shooting water filled 2 liter bottles at 60 yards doesn't do much good because if you miss, that's all you know.. You missed.
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:52 AM   #15
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Pistols = both eyes open

Shotgun = both eyes open

AR and AK = both eyes open

Scoped rifles = left eye closed
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Old 09-02-2013, 01:20 AM   #16
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I try to keep both eyes open. I was told it is better when situational comes into play. If you close one eye, you lose the peripheral vision on that side.
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I use use both eyes for pistols and shotgun
One eye for my hunting rifles which have scopes on them.
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Both eyes unless i have long range optics. Especially moving and shooting. I can see more and have better depth perception.
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I'm cross dominant and have tried to shoot with both eyes open, it never works so I just shut one and and am able to hit the target that way.
I'm gonna stop you right there, you just said an AR-15 is a high-powered rifle. It is obvious you don't know anything about guns and I shall ignore anything you say from this point on.
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Pistol: range dependent, further away I focus on one eye, close in both open for awareness
Shotgun: both eyes open then both eyes closed
Rifle: again range and optic dependent.

My pistols, however, I always kept by me.
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