Do you shoot with one eye closed? Poll - Page 2
You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of FirearmsTalk.com!    


Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > General Firearms Forums > Training & Safety >

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%
Voters: 66. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-01-2013, 11:54 PM   #11
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: West, by God, Funroe,Louisiana
Posts: 18,707
Liked 9211 Times on 5058 Posts
Likes Given: 74

Default

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.


trip286 is offline  
DrumJunkie Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2013, 12:30 AM   #12
Supporting Member
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
25-5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2,765
Liked 1010 Times on 707 Posts
Likes Given: 289

Default

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.


__________________
"...from my cold dead hands" Charlton Heston & NRA
"He which hath no stomach to this fight,/ Let him depart." Henry V
25-5 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2013, 12:36 AM   #13
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
DrumJunkie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Here in the holler....
Posts: 4,823
Liked 1617 Times on 945 Posts
Likes Given: 1894

Default

Never figured out my dominant eye s I just close them both...
__________________
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Thomas Jefferson
DrumJunkie is offline  
Axxe55 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2013, 12:50 AM   #14
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
sputnik1988's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: The Bluegrass state
Posts: 2,882
Liked 717 Times on 468 Posts
Likes Given: 1952

Default

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.
__________________
Just passing through...

ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

كافر
sputnik1988 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2013, 12:52 AM   #15
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
indy36's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 912
Liked 431 Times on 251 Posts

Default

Pistols = both eyes open

Shotgun = both eyes open

AR and AK = both eyes open

Scoped rifles = left eye closed
indy36 is offline  
Axxe55 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2013, 01:20 AM   #16
The Stanley Cup winners......the Blackhawks
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
winds-of-change's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 25,311
Liked 8751 Times on 5227 Posts
Likes Given: 11607

Default

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.
__________________
Honor Student: School of Hard Knocks
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Quando Omni Flunkus Moritatus
winds-of-change is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2013, 02:58 AM   #17
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
SSGSF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: The best place in the world,TEXAS by God
Posts: 1,129
Liked 544 Times on 328 Posts

Default

I use use both eyes for pistols and shotgun
One eye for my hunting rifles which have scopes on them.
__________________
"Don't call me Sir, I work for a living"

"I'm an A**hole"
SSGSF is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2013, 03:19 AM   #18
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
DeltaF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Deep South USA
Posts: 3,206
Liked 2451 Times on 1342 Posts
Likes Given: 336

Default

Both eyes unless i have long range optics. Especially moving and shooting. I can see more and have better depth perception.
__________________
"...it is ...ALIVE!!!"
DeltaF is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2013, 11:46 PM   #19
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Garadex's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Kalifornia
Posts: 1,267
Liked 225 Times on 176 Posts
Likes Given: 228

Default

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.
Garadex is offline  
DrumJunkie Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2013, 11:59 PM   #20
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Wiseman3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Fresno,California
Posts: 1,206
Liked 406 Times on 240 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

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.
Jesse James
Wiseman3 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Range closed for repairs Jagermeister Range Report 10 07-11-2013 05:28 PM
If The Registry Closed in '68... Trez NFA/Class 3 & FFL Discussion 10 03-11-2012 06:13 AM
Closed threads. skullcrusher The Club House 23 10-05-2009 03:49 PM
Open vs. Closed texasheat NFA/Class 3 & FFL Discussion 1 06-16-2007 03:03 AM



Newest Threads