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Old 03-18-2014, 07:15 PM   #1
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I was told by some that when aiming it is better to keep bother eyes open if possible for better depth perception. As opposed to shutting one eye. Is there any truth to this?

I have practiced this technique without actually taking a shot, and it feels comfortable.

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Old 03-18-2014, 07:21 PM   #2
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Depends on preference mostly and what type of shooting. I was trained both eyes open for things like raiding houses and cqb for situational awareness but when I shoot for precision with a scopes rifle I will close my left eye


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I never miss the toilet bowl when I use both eyes. You should practice in the dark too. Sorry...I am a bit evil.

I shoot with both eyes open to be aware of surroundings. I do not see a difference in my shooting using one or two eyes. Plus, in a gun fight you will not shoot one eyed. Trust me.

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It may feel strange at first but once you are train both open it will become natural.


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Trying to close one eye while aiming does use more facial muscles than keeping both eyes open.

In a weekend long competition, using those extra muscles does tire you out quicker.

Try walking around and keep one eye closed.

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When I first started shooting pistol last year I used the one eye method. It worked but as mentioned above my eye got tired quickly. Started practicing at the house with both eyes open. Had somewhat of a double vision sine I had the pistol on one side. With practice I quickly learned which object was my intended target.

Another thing to learn is keeping the front site in focus.

When I got the scope for the rifle I have been keeping both eyes open and it has been working out pretty good. Every once in a while I notice I was closing one eye with the scope though. Could be a habit thing.

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when I shoot for precision with a scopes rifle I will close my left eye
Im hoping you shoot righty.


With a scope i close one eye, but if using a red dot i keep both yes open and the dot appears to hang in your full sight view
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In a dynamic drill or shotgun hunting/clays, both open. In a static drill, including bullseye and benchrest, one eye.

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Even when I use a scope I shoot with both eyes open. I would look like Elmer Fudd trying to acquire a target with one eye closed, even with a scope.

Which way did he go? Which way did he go?

Here is decent link by Glyn Bindon the founder of Trijicon.

http://youtu.be/NpGSKKgWWks



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