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Old 06-26-2011, 01:55 PM   #11
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I’m cross dominant. I covered my dominate eye's safety glass lens with frosted ‘magic’ tape when I did single shot pistol.

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I grew up single eye sighting.
But later in life (mid-teens) I retrained myself to keep both eyes open.
That way the sights, or scope, comes to the field of view and becomes part of the picture. Much faster target/sights acquisition.
Since I am a right handed (mainly) shooter, I usually find I have the picture as normal, and the sights or "cross hairs" seem to naturally fall into line.
For me, it was an acquired taste.
You can also wink your non-eye shut, once you are on your target.

Started out single eyed, learned to keep both open. Your brain will learn to adjust.
Not to mention breathing and heart rate into the picture.

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I've found I can shoot with both eyes open using a pistol but I have problems doing it with a rifle so to make things equal I usually shoot with one closed. I try to practice with both open though, like shooting with your weak hand.

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What ever works the best for you and yours and you hit what your aiming at. So I suppose it doesn't matter. I shoot with both eyes open FWIW.
Ditto! Works for me as well.
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i shoot with both eyes open with my pistol and close one when shooting my rifles.you have more depth perception with both eyes open but for some reason i tend to close one i with my rifle.

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It tends to be a matter of personal preference. Each has their own advantage and disadvantages. I personally shoot both eyes open, because that's how I shoot when I do archery, and it allows me to see the environment around me. I have the advantage that I've trained my right eye to still be dominant when I use both eyes open, which basically means that even though both my eyes are open my right eye still focuses the most on the sight while my left eye allows me to still see what's around me.

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Both open is much better tactically for all of the reasons mentioned by others. If there is a double vision problem with both open, simply start to close the recessive eye and only go enough to make the double vision disappear. You still have all the benefits and no problems!

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I grew up using a single eye to shoot pistols and rifles. I try every time I go to the range to shoot some with both eyes but I just can't do it. I can't focus for crap when trying to shoot both eyes open. I end up with poor groups and a headache.

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You may find this interesting:

DOUG KOENIG: NON-DOMINANT EYE CLOSED?

The bad advice that I hear most often is to shoot with one eye, the non-dominant one, closed. Most military schools and expert instructors teach that both eyes should be open, even in long range shooting. However, I still see a lot of instructors telling shooters to close the non-dominant eye. This is the absolute wrong way to teach shooting. Although many shooters may believe that the monocular versus binocular shooting is simply a difference in approach, the "one eye closed" method is not correct. --Doug Koenig, Professional Shooter, Hornady Ammunition

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