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I've never had a problem with cross dominance shooting guns but I have with a bow, always have to shut my left eye before releasing the arrow.


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I have a lazy eye, and normally look at everything through my left eye.

I shoot right handed, but when shooting handguns I sight with my left eye.

However, when I am hunting I have to put a patch over my left eye to force myself to use my right eye all the time. Otherwise I see a tasty critter, raise the rifle, and then lose sight of said critter when I switch eyes to sight down the rifle barrel. This isn't so much of a problem with larger critters, but it's a show-stopper for squirrels, especially in the early season. frown

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I know it is not recommended practice, but due to sporadic eye dominance problems, I have always closed my left eye during almost 60 years of shotgun, rifle, and handgun shooting. Given my relatively low level of ambition, it works well enough for me.

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Vangulil,
I'm with you. I close my other eye when shooting all the time. Rifles and shotguns left eye closed, hand gun right handed, right eye closed. I don't like bragging but talk to my hunting buddies, I take my fair share of the game and usually run 22-23 in trap. Most fun is repeatedly taking 3 decoying geese with 2 rounds. I think the sleepy eye opens a bit when looking for the crossing geese.


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I have been told by several shooters with eye dominance problems that going to a (rather long) fiber optic front sight has helped their problem tremendously. The sights I mention do not "glow" to the off eye, but only seem "bright" to the eye directly in line behind them. I would give one a try if I had dominance shift issues, but they would sure have to grow on me. I think they look like death eating a cracker on a nice shotgun. But, I'd never belittle a man for using one........................especially if he outshoots me! blush

SRH

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