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  1. #21
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    Default Re: HELP! I need to learn how to shoot with both eyes open.

    Lots of *advice* in this thread, but streaker nailed it in post #4.

    Keep in mind that the dominant eye is no stronger that the non-eye. The dominant eye is just the eye that the brain favors.

    Quote Originally Posted by streaker69 View Post
    Wear an eye patch, arrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh.

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    Default Re: HELP! I need to learn how to shoot with both eyes open.

    Pirates and riverboat gamblers don't aim.
    The Gun is the Badge of a Free Man

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    Default Re: HELP! I need to learn how to shoot with both eyes open.

    Use method two in this video to confirm which of your two eyes is actually the dominant one: https://youtu.be/Sf7TL6S8RNk

    That is the eye your hand gun or rifle sights need to be lined up with.

    Once you know that, then practice dry fire and then live fire once comfortable. You will get the hang of it eventually. If I am hosing close targets at a USPSA match or sending a round 800 yards at a PRS match, I have both eyes open.

    Note that our eyes can only focus on one distance at a time. We usually donít notice this because our eyes focus rapidly. Practice shifting your focus from the rear sight, to the front sight, to the target, and then back to the front sight and then rear sight. Repeat. Note how what you focus on becomes sharp, and the other things blur. You will want to shoot (typically) with your eyes focused on the front sight, but doing some exercises with shifting eye focus will help you get more comfortable aiming with both eyes open.

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    Default Re: HELP! I need to learn how to shoot with both eyes open.

    Thank you to everyone for your helpful replies.

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