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Old 03-05-2013, 06:44   #21
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Left-hand, right eye here. I shoot rifles from my right shoulder. He should have no problem with this. For pistols, I shoot left handed and have no problem picking up sight picture 1 or 2 handed.
This describes me.
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I'm left handed and right eye dominant. I trained myself to be an ambi shooter. I holster my pistol on my right hip but I can draw and acquire a sight picture quicker when I draw right handed. When i shoot lefty at the range, i shoot with both eyes open.
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Old 03-05-2013, 15:48   #23
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Right handed left eye dominant. I always just close or squint my left eye.
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Old 03-05-2013, 16:03   #24
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Right handed and "extremely" left eye dominant. (amblyopia)

Long guns left handed, handguns right handed my whole life.
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Old 03-05-2013, 16:09   #25
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After 15 years of service, 3 combat deployments and several thousand rounds of every small arms weapons systems out there, NOW I'm finding out that I'm cross eye dominant! (Left Eye, Right Handed)... I had always shot right handed, right eye since shooting my first firearm in my teens, and stayed that way... Could never really shoot with both eyes open, but since the growth of advanced optics and CQB, it's an absolute necessity now. And the reason I couldn't wad because of cross eye dominance. Now, I'm learning to fire long guns with my weak arm (left), but keep shooting handguns with my right... Since identifying this issue, I can easily sight targets both eyes open, and acquire targets MUCH faster now. Maybe, with practice, I can eventually achieve Expert on the M4/16. Sharpshooter was the highest I ever got.

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Old 03-05-2013, 17:31   #26
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Right handed left eye dominant. I always just close or squint my left eye.
fwiw I recommend trying to squint/close your right eye and use your dominant eye to aim. It just requires you turn your head a little which is almost unnoticable to anyone but yourself.
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:19   #27
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I kick myself for lack of awareness on this whole cross eye dominance that I've been oblivious to basically my whole life... My most recent tour in the 'Stan was particularly a rough one. On one patrol mission, got into contact, as we always do, bad guys just taking a couple of pop shots & running off, as they always do. Well, was in a position to almost pick one of them off, but couldn't get the sight picture in time. Delay that I now attribute at least a good portion to not realizing my true dominant aiming (always had a frustrating time getting an expedient sight alignment) and thereby handicapping my full capabilities. Maybe a half second faster in that situation on the mission could have made all the difference. Well, at least I know now.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:25   #28
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Old 03-16-2013, 00:48   #29
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Had some range time, shooting with my new found dominant eye... shot groups are tight, but shooting to the left dramatically. Maybe it was trigger slap, but don't think so, cause I can tell I'm not jerking the trigger. Plus, this should have been the symptom when I was shooting with my non dominant right with my strong side right hand.
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Had some range time, shooting with my new found dominant eye... shot groups are tight, but shooting to the left dramatically. Maybe it was trigger slap, but don't think so, cause I can tell I'm not jerking the trigger. Plus, this should have been the symptom when I was shooting with my non dominant right with my strong side right hand.
Is it a recent switch to a Glock? Left is common for righties.

Otherwise, if it is just the eye, do a side by side comparison. Same hand, different eyes and see what happens.

I don't have eye dominance issues, but I can switch eyes with no difference in point of aim. Switching hands, though, will change the direction that bad shots drift

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Old 03-16-2013, 10:39   #31
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Tried it with both to see if it was trigger pull related... with non dominant eye, shot group was much more centered (but much less tight grouping) but with dominant eye, was shooting to the left (but tighter shot group). Should have tested it with other hand but ran out of ammo!

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Old 03-16-2013, 11:20   #32
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When I was a much younger man (cross eyed dominant), I was in the Army and told not to consider eye dominance and just shoot to your handedness (lefty for me).

I didn't know anything at that time about eye dominance so it was not a issue for me. Ignorance.

I shot lefty and used my left eye (non-dominant) with no issues as was able to qualify as expert. Now I still shoot a rifle lefty with my left eye and a pistol lefty using my right eye.

Sometimes not knowing the issue can be to your advantage and going with what feels best.
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Right Handed, Left Eye dominant here. It's not really a big deal with pistols or long guns, but when it comes to shooting an AR-15 left handed, it really sucks, breathing exhaust from the ejection port is only tolerable for so long...

Any solutions?
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Old 03-16-2013, 13:39   #34
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Left Handed Right Eyed Dominant here.

I shoot everything right handed. Always have.

I can run either hand, but right has become default. It is rather nice not having a weak side though.
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Old 03-16-2013, 16:24   #35
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I shot with my left hand and left eye for the first time recently, felt really weird at first but I got better by the end. Was pretty fun actually. I'm right eye dominant and shooting lefty with the right eye seemed perfectly doable. Thanks for all the responses by the way.
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My son is right handed, left eye dominant. He shoots rifles left handed and handguns right handed. For the handguns it is simple to move the gun over in front of the dominant eye.
I'm a little late to this party, but Hi Dad.
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Old 03-16-2013, 20:54   #37
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I'm right eye dominant and shooting lefty with the right eye seemed perfectly doable. Thanks for all the responses by the way.
You must be shooting pistol or your neck would be either broken or twisted out of shape doing that with a rifle.
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Old 03-16-2013, 22:58   #38
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Right Handed, Left Eye dominant here. It's not really a big deal with pistols or long guns...
I didn't know I was crossed until a few years ago at about age 69. The instructor insisted I would need to start shooting with the left hand. Can you imagine changing after about 60 years of doing it wrong?

After thinking about the 'expert's' advice, I decided it really makes very little difference. As long as the sights are lined up, the bullet knows where to go.
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FTR, the issue we're discussing is "Cross Dominance," not Cross Eye Dominance... unless you're this guy:

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Had some range time, shooting with my new found dominant eye... shot groups are tight, but shooting to the left dramatically.
That's your new zero. You're witnessing the sight picture from a slightly different angle with each shoulder. If you were previously zeroed to compensate for the wrong eye, your shift will be greater than a person who is zeroed for their correct eye, and only switches shoulders/eyes.

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with non dominant eye, shot group was much more centered (but much less tight grouping) but with dominant eye, was shooting to the left (but tighter shot group).
Respectfully... duh!

I hope I never have to go to the life-or-death world penmanship competition with the pen in my non dominant hand.

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I was in the Army and told not to consider eye dominance and just shoot to your handedness (lefty for me).
That's completely insane.

What year did you go to Basic and where?

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Sometimes not knowing the issue can be to your advantage and going with what feels best.
Yeah that's a great reason to never learn the proper way to do anything.

An amateur can throw a discus just as far (or farther) without using any technique or spins or lift, but if you want to learn something about what you're doing, you have to learn it the right way.

Once you receive instruction and learn the right way, you start gaining by leaps and bounds over the amateurs...

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The instructor insisted I would need to start shooting with the left hand.

After thinking about the 'expert's' advice, I decided it really makes very little difference.
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I am right handed and left eye dominant, I shoot pistol either with both eys open or with my bad eye closed, I still shoot rifle right handed and have adjusted my sight picture accordingly and it works fine for me.
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