View Poll Results: Do you shoot with one or two eyes open???

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  • I shoot with one eye.

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  • I shoot with two eyes

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  • I'm blind and shoot at smells

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    I shot with one eye, but this is making me reconsider and try both eyes open...

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    I did choose anything because my shooting depends on what my situation is -- if I am just plinking or target shooting, I shoot with one eye; but if I am practicing on my point shooting, I use two eyes... where do I vote? -- at the 3rd option of being blind and go with my smelly sense?


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    i usually shoot with one eye, have tried using both but found im better with just one

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    When I went for training before Iraq they said to squint one eye instead of totally closing it....I found this sort of annoying and just do one eye.

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    I've always shot with one eye. I've tried with two, and it just doesn't work for me. Something about it doesn't click.

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    I'm trying to teach myself with both open. but, at a class i took this past weekend, it turns out that i'm cross-eye dominant. very interesting. I'm a lefty and would naturally close my right eye. i can group well, but never really where i was looking to group. i worked on my breathing and anticipation, trigger pull....just couldn't figure it out. the instructor gave me a little test to help figure out what was going and it turns out that with both eyes open, I'm generally looking straight ahead with my right and NOT my left. after that, very nice, center mass groupings. whats interesting is I'm not actually cross-eyed. its apparently more prevalent in lefty's than right handed people.

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    I shoot with one eye and 2 hands. That's the way my dad taught me 50 years ago and I can't break the habit.

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    I am right eye dominant, right handed and presbyopic. My left eye is closed just long enough to acquire the sight picture. Then I shoot with both eyes open and relaxed.

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    1 eye ... 2 thumbs foward.

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    If I use both eyes and focus on my front sight....there are two targets!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker View Post
    I did choose anything because my shooting depends on what my situation is -- if I am just plinking or target shooting, I shoot with one eye; but if I am practicing on my point shooting, I use two eyes... where do I vote? -- at the 3rd option of being blind and go with my smelly sense?

    I like your pic Tucker. Cool Dog..

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    i chose the smells, because it was there. but in all reality i always try to use both eyes. been shooting that way since i was a kid. i always use both eyes with iron, scope and what ever else kinda sight there is

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    As stated earlier by many posters, I try as much as possible to shoot with both eyes open. However, for precision shooting at distances of ten to 15 metres or more, I use one eye for pistol shooting.

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    When I started shooting handguns in early 2010, the advice that I was given and was also reading was typically recommending to keep both eyes open and that's how I practiced.

    However, last weekend, I took Rob Pincus' "Combat Focus Shooting" class and discovered that it's far easier for me to shoot with one eye closed for when more precision is needed but to shoot with both eyes open when shooting rapidly.

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    I had always shot with one eye closed but the last few times that I was at the range I had both eyes open and found that I was more accurate.

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    This thread got me thinking. I have always shot a pistol with one eye open, one closed. A few days ago I set a 10" square target 15 feet away and kept both eyes open. Holy crap, I can still hit the target! Last night I wanted to test this further, so I went into the hills, put a dozen or so orange clay targets scattered from 6' to 20' away from me on small, steep dirt hill, and unloaded a couple of full mags, (Rapidly!) I was surprised to see how many I hit and how close I was on the targets i did miss. I didn't try to acquire a site picture. I pulled up the gun to where I thought it should be and was almost always within inches if I did miss, even on the targets her away. I always wanted to hit the the ten ring, but I never even thought about shooting like this. It was a fun EYE OPENING experience! Pardon the Pun!

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    I just learned how to make an smiley face , cute.

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    My original fire arm training was military training in 1954. They taught both eyes open for both rifle and hand gun. They claimed that the dominate eye would pick up the sights. It worked for me and have been shooting that way ever since.

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    If I have both eyes open, I see two targets.

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    I only see with my dominant eye when I shoot. It does not seem to matter if my weak eye is open or closed. Sometimes in the beginning of the session my weak eye will be closed but after a while both eyes are open. But either way I only seem to see with my right eye.

    Strangely enough there are other dominant body parts. We have dominant/non-dominant hands, eyes, elbows, palms, feet, hips, etc. I don't know that any of this means anything however.

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    I could not vote due to lack of options. I shoot with 1 1/2 eyes. I know, sounds strange, but it works well for me.

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