Range Report: The Missus.

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    Range Report: The Missus.

    Today I decided to go to the range practice and check the sights on my Taurus PT92 while getting the wife also to parcatice with her .357 snubby. Although she has dealt with my shooting, she is very new to shooting herself.
    I let her start and got her on fixing her grip. I admit the trigger is a tad hard but she finally stopped jerking the gun around while pulling the trigger. Her accuarcy was to be desired and I could not figure out why she was all over the place. I went on about focusing on the front sight and what nots but her aim was still off. She was shooting .38 specials for practice and at the end I switched her to .357 so she would get the feel for the defensive ammo I hope she will never have to use. Lo and behold all of the sudden he accuracy improved... and a lot. It was from all over the silouette to a half-dollar group at 5 yards.
    Me being the saavy shooter that I am (yeah right...sure) figured she changed something and working good so I had to enquire. My fisrt question was eyes.

    "Hon, what eye are you using to shoot, left or right?"
    "I was using the left one"
    "Oh heck, you are right handed!"
    "Yep."
    "OK, so you got the hang of shooting left eye dominant while being right handed, good!"
    "Er, no."
    "What do you mean no?"
    "I used both eyes at the end."
    "You did?"
    "Yep. Why does that amaze you?"
    "Cause most people unless trained right tend to close the non-dominant eye to see the front sight."
    "Well I can't and you know why."
    "I do?"
    "Yes, I have monovision, remember? (Monovision is having one eye nearsighted and the other farsighted) So at the end I decided to shoot with both open."
    "Can you see the front sight and the target at the same time?"
    "Not perfectly but I can see good enough to align the barrel and see the target at the same time. That OK?"
    "Yes dear, it is more than OK and the little holes bunched together on the X is proof of that."

    God bless her.

    PS: And the sights on the Taurus are OK.
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    That is a good story for sure. :)

    Sounds like she is doing well.
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    Miggy, VERY cool! Good for her. Sometimes it takes finding your own way and all of the "instruction" in the world is useless until the shooter finds his or her own way.

    Very good for encouraging her. She has a very supportive husband!

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    Very Nice,good for her!

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    I have monovision. I am abedexterous(sp). (If i don't think about what i am doing) I pick the gun up w/ my left hand, rack the slide w/ my right hand and then swap it to my right hadn to shoot. I'm left eye dominate... oh and nearly color blind. I think they call this the state of confusion
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    Good for her! And you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilenceDoGood View Post
    I have monovision. I am abedexterous(sp). (If i don't think about what i am doing) I pick the gun up w/ my left hand, rack the slide w/ my right hand and then swap it to my right hadn to shoot. I'm left eye dominate... oh and nearly color blind. I think they call this the state of confusion


    It's only one state of confusion. I have been there though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by limatunes View Post
    Miggy, VERY cool! Good for her. Sometimes it takes finding your own way and all of the "instruction" in the world is useless until the shooter finds his or her own way.

    Very good for encouraging her. She has a very supportive husband!
    She is a keeper even though she sometimes drops jewels like: "you gonna argue wit me even though you bought me a gun and are teaching me how to shoot?"

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    You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
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    wow, good for her. keep up the encouragement

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