one or two eyes open with pistol?

one or two eyes open with pistol?

This is a discussion on one or two eyes open with pistol? within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; do you shoot your pistol with one or two eyes open and why. also, any tips for shooting with both eyes open? i cant seem ...

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    one or two eyes open with pistol?

    do you shoot your pistol with one or two eyes open and why.
    also, any tips for shooting with both eyes open?
    i cant seem to at all. im either focused on the sights with both eyes open and looking at two targets not know which to point at, or looking at the target not seeing sights at all. cant flicker back and forth really.
    any suggestions?


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    Cant help ya as i have to shoot 1 eye closed cant hit nothing with both open

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    two open here...
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    You practice shooting so that if the day arises that you must defend yourself or your loved ones, you have the ability to do so.

    You might as well practice with both eyes open, because to use one eye in a gunfight would to be seriously handicapping yourself and about the same as keeping one arm behind your back while in a fight.

    In a real world situation with adrenalin flowing and the instant realization that one of you may not be breathing in a few seconds, both of your eyes are going to be so WIDE open that it will be nearly impossible for you to close one eye...even if you wanted to.

    So you may as well train with both eyes open.

    Its as simple as taking both of your hands and putting them together and using both index fingers pointing to something on a wall.

    Try it.
    Now try it with your gun.

    It takes a bit of practice but its not hard.

    and make DANG sure the gun is unloaded before you point it at anything.
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    Ill just suggest that if you are having issues with keeping both open , and singleing out " THAT FRONT SIGHT " then possibly you are cross dominant . Ie right handed and left eyed . if you google cross dominant and shoot , i am shure you will get more info than you want .
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    Two eyes open, handgun or long gun.
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    You have 2 eyes for a reason-you can see more with both open especially important when "tunnel vision" kicks in. You can also gauge distance better with 2 eyes open.

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    Two eyes open, not only as mentioned about both eyes will be open in a gun fight but we need to see everything going on around us. It just doesn't make sense to close any eye during a fight.
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    two...need to see what other threats are still out there

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    I'm with everyone else.. always shot with two eyes open. Even with rifles. I want to know what's going on around me.

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    Majority rules........ 2 eyes open!
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    im defiantly not cross dominant. right eyed right handed. but if im looking at my sights at all (at the target is more than 4 meters or so from me) i defiantly see two targets and cant distinguish which is the right one (unless i close my left eye, and then open it- then i know which is which, but i still see two). and if i dont look at the target.. well then i cant see my sights at all and that just doesnt work.
    also are there any suggestions on how to find your sights quickly? i would imagine that if i ever had to use a gun in a real life situation its likely that using the sights at all might as well be out of the question. but in any case, id like to be able to find them more quickly. it always takes me quite some time to align them up at all. hopefully ill be getting my own gun soon which should help so i can just practice with it all the time. but till then i just got the range pistols.
    im going down there tonight so i think ill practice the 2 eyes open thing some more.
    thats for the help so far

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    Use two if you can otherwise use one if that don't work.................................

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    ok. so i tried to you 2 really really hard yesterday when i went but it just didnt work. no matter what i focus on or dont focus on, i can barely see anything at all. the point of keeping both eyes open is the be able to better see what is going on around you, but if i try to keep both eyes open and use sights i cant see crap around me. so im thinking ill stick with the one eye closed method for at the range and longer distances, and if i ever have to use my gun defensivaly well then most likely it will be a point and shoot anyways.

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