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How do you shoot...1 eye open or both?

Discussion in 'Tactics and Training' started by 9mmXRAY, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. 9mmXRAY

    9mmXRAY IDPA MW2 GSSF

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    How does everyone here shoot?

    I'm right handed and left eye dominant but more than 75% of the time I shoot open eyes and depending on cover I will use a different eye but both eyes open.
     
  2. sapper1911

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    Both open most of the time when less than 10-15 yards or so. 1 eye after that.
     


  3. mercop

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    Same way I would fight with open hands, a stick, or knife. Both eyes open. - George
     
  4. Hedo1

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    Both eyes open all the time. Why cut down your vision.
     
  5. sciolist

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    Both eyes open, now that I've learned the difference.
     
  6. 6F0 Nick

    6F0 Nick Just Wanna Fly

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    I only sleep with one eye open. Everything else, including shooting, is done with both eyes open.
     
  7. Shooting both eyes open really helps in transitions.
     
  8. timbo813

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    I am right handed but left eye dominant. That makes it hard to shoot with both eyes open but I'm working on it. For now it's one eye.
     
  9. Glock-1982

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    I shoot with both eyes open. Chuck Norris can sneeze with both eyes open.
     
  10. mercop

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    The good thing is that during a shooting you will not notice this problem.
     
  11. bfg1971

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    I'm going to have to expirement a little. When I shot "combat pistol matches" I did both eyes open but for general target shooting its right eye only.

    I made the transition to both eyes open with scoped rifle it shouldn't be that hard for pistol.
     
  12. 9mmXRAY

    9mmXRAY IDPA MW2 GSSF

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    Just takes practice... Dave Sevigny of Team Glock is also right handed left eye dominant. I took some advice I read of his that said... just practice drawing and extending the pistol to sight down your left eye.

    Open eyes left eye dominant... look at the double glock image on the right with your left eye... and vice versa for right handed, right eye dominant.

    I still do use my right eye... but not for anything farther than 10-15 yards
     
  13. Fifty Thousand

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    Both eyes open except with a rifle. Or should I say a scoped rifle.
     
  14. Both eyes unless for some reason I don't have both eyes...

    But if I was to peak out from behind cover using the Ciirillo method, I might just use one eye so to expose as little of me as possible.

    Deaf
     
  15. Gallium

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    Like this?

     
  16. thegriz18

    thegriz18 Paper Killer

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    I shoot with both eyes closed. I mastered the art of blind ninja firearm handling in the third grade. I can visualize my target and see my bullet moving in slow motion. It is a ninja thing, you might not understand.... :mallninja:








    Seriously though, it depends. If I am training for SD, normally both open. If I am cutting X's, one eye.
     
  17. Drew,

    It won't matter which hand you use. With the Cirillo method you cant the weapon 90 degrees, sort of 'homie' style, and shoot with the sights that way. At the closer ranges the sights are on fine enough.

    Very very little of you is exposed. Just the gun's slide/barrel and your eyeball on that side.

    Deaf
     
  18. Has anyone ever noticed that with both eyes open the dominant eye sees the back of the gun as if is directly behind it, and the weak eye sees the back of the gun and a bit of a side view also?
    Once I realized this I was able to learn which one to "use" and which one to "ignore".
    Just thought that might help someone who is having trouble using both eyes.