Do you shoot with one eye closed? Poll

Discussion in 'Training & Safety' started by MisterMcCool, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. I keep both eyes open.

    24 vote(s)
    36.9%
  2. I close one eye.

    35 vote(s)
    53.8%
  3. I close both eyes.

    6 vote(s)
    9.2%
  1. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    When shooting do you close the non-dominant eye or keep both eyes open?
     
  2. OkOutlaw

    OkOutlaw New Member

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    When shooting rifles I close the non dominate eye. With shotguns, which I don't shoot as often I'm a mix. Try to keep both open. Just ow getting into pistols so well see what developes.
     

  3. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    pistols, shotguns and rifles with open sights, both eyes open. rifles with scopes, usually one eye open.
     
  4. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Who picked both eyes closed? :p
     
  5. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Both open unless using an optic with magnification or shooting long range.
     
  6. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    Sorry, bad eyesight. blurry focus of non-aiming eye is

    a distraction.

    In a perfect world, I would never dissatisfy

    anybody.
     
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  7. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    probably the same guys who never peed in a toilet... :D
     
  8. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i thought you did!:eek:
     
  9. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Completely close my non dominate eye. Doesn't matter what or how, optics, whatever.

    I do the exact same thing every time. No need to be changing up fundamentals.
     
  10. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    I have lazy eye. Even though I can't see well with my left eye, I lose my depth perception when I close it. I would have a hard time getting a scope on target with one eye closed.
     
  11. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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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.
     
  12. 25-5

    25-5 New Member

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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.
     
  13. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    Never figured out my dominant eye s I just close them both...
     
  14. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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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:rolleyes: doesn't do much good because if you miss, that's all you know.. You missed.
     
  15. indy36

    indy36 New Member

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    Pistols = both eyes open

    Shotgun = both eyes open

    AR and AK = both eyes open

    Scoped rifles = left eye closed
     
  16. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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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.
     
  17. SSGSF

    SSGSF New Member

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    I use use both eyes for pistols and shotgun
    One eye for my hunting rifles which have scopes on them.
     
  18. DeltaF

    DeltaF New Member

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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.
     
  19. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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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.
     
  20. Wiseman3

    Wiseman3 New Member

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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.