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#6923311 - 10/17/17 07:52 AM Eye Dominance
stinkbelly Offline
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Registered: 09/07/04
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Loc: Parker County, Tx
I was wondering what was the correct way to shoot iron sights if you are right handed but left eye dominant. I have always been told that you should shoot left handed, but recently I saw some people using a patch over the dominant eye and shooting right handed using the right eye.

I am mainly concerned with iron sights on pistols and rifles for competition, but interested in comments on everything.

#6923458 - 10/17/17 09:36 AM Re: Eye Dominance [Re: stinkbelly]
kmon1 Offline

Registered: 09/27/06
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Loc: Texas
I do not want to loose field of vision and depth perception by using an eye patch. I an shoot pistols right handed while using my left eye. Rifles I mostly shoot right handed but shut my left eye for the shot. I can shoot from either shoulder with rifle or shotguns equally but it is just so awkward shooting from the left side being extremely right handed I have never over come the awkwardness of shooting of shouldering quickly and comfortably left handed.

Some people the dominate eye is so munch so they cannot close it independently from the non dominate eye. Those should shoot everything with the dominate eye, be it right or left. Yes there are people that are left handed and right eye dominant
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#6923468 - 10/17/17 09:39 AM Re: Eye Dominance [Re: stinkbelly]
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Shoot with the dominant eye.

The rest of the body (aside from the heart) can be controlled, they eyes cannot.

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#6923562 - 10/17/17 10:41 AM Re: Eye Dominance [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Shoot with the dominant eye.

The rest of the body (aside from the heart) can be controlled, they eyes cannot.

This. You are handicapping yourself shooting with the off eye. I am a natural right hander with a dominate left eye. I shoot left handed. It is repetition and muscle memory. Also a good excuse to spend more time at the range till you work it out.
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