Location: Arley, AL in "The Free State of Winston"
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I use to shoot with one eye open until I got a red dot on my AR. I started using both eyes open on it, and it just slowly carried over to everything else. Scoped guns was the last one I started doing this with. At first it was really hard to focus on the scope, but I stuck with it til I am now able to shoot just as good as I could with only one eye open.
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I shoot shotgun righty, Pistol or Rifle Lefty, close one eye always so that I dont get confused. My right eye sucks just enough so that a single projectile is best shot with my good eye (Other than a Mortar). Wish I was truly ambidextrous but this is as close as I can get, I can live with that!
I have always closed one eye and focused on the front sight. I bought one of those holographic sights last year and tried keeping both eyes open. It worked alright. Then when I went back to iron sights, I closed one eye again. I just can't train myself to close one eye with this sight, open both for that sight. It's confusing and I don't want confusion when I shoot.
I'm aware there is a school of thought behind keeping both eyes open. Unfortunately, not an option I can afford as I am slowly going blind in my left eye. Fortunately I am right-handed and right eye dominant, but if I don't close my left eye I have trouble focusing with my right.
I will probably require surgery in the future. Putting it off as long as I can because if I require multiple surgeries throughout the remainder of my life I want to be able to pursue them.
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