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    I see a lot of people talking about keeping both of their eyes open. Why would you be closing either of your eyes while shooting?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay6 View Post
    I see a lot of people talking about keeping both of their eyes open. Why would you be closing either of your eyes while shooting?
    I think the typical "aiming" process includes closing one eye, since then you're able to "look down the sights" at the target.
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    I am left handed, but am proficent either hand (still better left)

    Jay6, I know that when I was taught how to shoot the school of thought was one eye open, now a days they are are teaching both eyes open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 820Larry View Post
    Just curious......How many of you,when you're at your favorite practice range, shoot with your weak hand and/or your non-dominamt eye?? I know in a perfect world we will never sustain an injury to our strong hand or have something obscure our dominant eye but.....................
    Every time, maybe 20-25% of the time to make sure I've still got "it". I can't really explain "it", but I know it when I feel "it". It's like when people go to the range and fire every shot in SA when they carry a DA/SA in C2 and every shot is two-handed.
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    Interesting, I practice weak handed, but my IDPA shoots only occasionally do this. Time for a new COF, complete with eye patch. Though I don't know if they will allow one handed reload.
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    Quote Originally Posted by polardaddy View Post
    I am left handed, but am proficent either hand (still better left)

    Jay6, I know that when I was taught how to shoot the school of thought was one eye open, now a days they are are teaching both eyes open.
    Shooting with both eyes open is what I know they teach for a majority of action pistol shooting, and I think it would carry over to SD as well. Being able to shoot with both eyes open I think increase your ability to see other threats and move from target to target much faster. Again just my opinion.

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