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Aimpoint H-1 and cross-eye dominance.

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by Teecher45, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. Teecher45

    Teecher45

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    About 3-4 months ago I put an Aimpoint H-1 on my 6920. I love what the red dot stands for but I can't get it to work for me. I am left-eyed dominant and right handed. I have tried to switch hands, not happening, too old. When I focus on the RD my target is blurred, if I focus on the target I see two dots. I am considering selling the set-up. It consist of:
    Aimpoint H-1 bought new approximately 3-4 months ago with Aimpoint mount.
    LaRue 751 VFZ mount (absolute co-witness).
    Two Duracell 2032 batteries unopened.
    All paperwork and original boxes.
    Everything looks new, only 2 range trips. The rest of the time it has stayed in the safe.
    What would you-guys suggest for a fair asking price?
    Any questions, please feel free to ask.
    Thanks guys...
     
  2. I have the same issue....right handed, left eye dominate. Not a big deal for me when shooting a pistol, I have learned to adapt to that.

    This issue was really driven home for me in April 2010 when myself and some buddies attended Larry Vickers' 3 Day Carbine and Pistol Class at Blackwater. Shooting the carbine right handed with a red dot sight (I use a T1) causes me to have to force my left eye in order to get a proper dot picture.

    LAV has the same cross dominance issue and told me that I needed to start shooting the carbine left handed. I was 45 at the time and 47 now. I often train shooting the carbine left handed and have become quite proficient, perhaps as proficient as I am right handed. Shooting left handed lets me keep both eyes open and use the T1 to its potential.
     


  3. JBaird22

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    I too am cross eye dominant. I became a left handed rifle shooter about 10 years ago when I got into policing. It's not hard to train yourself no matter your age. Also, I don't know how iron sights would help you unless you forced your face into an uncomfortable shooting position.


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  4. I just came from an advanced firearms instructor course at FLETC, and the instructors there brought up this issue. They recommended shooting left handed if the left eye dominance was a major issue, but otherwise train to shoot with the weak eye. They said that for most LED shooters, it wasn't an issue to use the weak eye.
     
  5. xXGearheadXx

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    Are both of your eyes open? I'm a cross dominant shooter also but don't have the issue anymore with my aimpoints. Moving the sight forward helps too.
     
  6. Serbonze

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    I have the same issue, right handed but left eye dominant. To compound the problem, I cannot voluntarily close my left eye so I'm forced to shoot with both eyes open. I know, it sounds weird but I have always had the problem.

    If I take to long acquiring a target with the red dot, my left eye starts to take over dominance and I will see a double target. At that point I have to reset and start again. It's not easy, but it can be done. Shooting iron sights is very ,very difficult.

    It may help if you switch red dots too. I went from an Aimpoint to an Eotech and it really helped. I think trying to look through the tube compounded the issue.
     
  7. Same here.

    I just shoot long guns left handed. No problemo.
     
  8. Teecher45

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    Ok guys, thanks.
    But IF I decide to sell it, what do you think a fair price would be?
     
  9. Disregarded9-side

    Disregarded9-side Armchair IPSCer

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    Have you tried an EOTech?

    I know a friend who can't shoot most dot sights, but does well with EOTechs. Maybe consider a switch?

    Sounds like a nice set up; should be easy to sell for a fair price as they're always in demand.
     
  10. humanguerrilla

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  11. JASV.17

    JASV.17 Prime Example

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    I'm left-eyed right-handed too, and I use my Eotech with no problems at all. As was said, move it forward a bit, that might help. Also, with the Eotech, an advantage is a larger recticle for your eyes to pick up.