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Old 07-18-2010, 08:41 PM
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I am right handed, I shoot bows, rifles, muzzleloaders and pistols right handed. I am 99% sure I am left eye dominant. I have been ok with the rifles with scopes and can adjust for it with my bow sights. I have had alot of trouble with my pistol(glock21) and shooting. I seem to be shooting high left with the glock with my right eye if I shoot with my left eye I seem to be dead on. Is there any way to retrain my self to be right eye dominant or do I have to deal with it? Can I shoot with my eyes open or is that crazy?
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Old 07-18-2010, 09:21 PM
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Shoot with both eyes open.
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Old 07-19-2010, 03:18 AM
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If you are left eye dominant, the only way you'll be able to shoot easily with both eyes open, is to aim with your left eye. You can't re-assign eye dominance. Try switching to shooting left handed. You may find it easier than you think.
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Old 07-19-2010, 03:26 AM
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Shoot with both eyes open.

Aim with your dominant eye then open the other to get the same site picture untill you get used to it then just shoot both eyes open.
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Old 07-19-2010, 08:58 AM
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I am 99% sure I am left eye dominant.
You should be 100% sure. Do you know how to test for this?

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Old 07-19-2010, 09:47 AM
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Put a piece of matte scotch tape on the center of the left lens of your shooting glasses, then shoot both eyes open.
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:59 AM
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Yes i did the test and it shows me left eye dom. the tape would work if I wore glasses guess it might be a good idea for safety.
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Old 07-19-2010, 12:56 PM
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Both eyes open, adjust crosshairs to POI on bullseye.................Done !
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Old 07-19-2010, 01:32 PM
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Yes i did the test and it shows me left eye dom. the tape would work if I wore glasses guess it might be a good idea for safety.
You're only issued two
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Old 07-21-2010, 10:30 AM
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You can change eye dominance by hurting your dominant eye. I was right eye dominant and had a terrific wreck in a stock car and the impact stretched the optic nerve in my right eye. For years I had a black hole in the center of my right eye picture. I don't know exactly when it happened but sometime over the last ten years, my left eye become dominant. I now shoot pistols with my left eye but still use my right eye for rifles. I keep saying I'm going to change to left hand guns, but, I've not done it yet. My night vision in my right eye is terrible but it only seems to effect my bow shooting in low light. My next bow, I'm going left handed.
I don't recommend doing what I did to change dominance. I also received a very bad concussion and had some damage to the brain stem. Took me awhile to learn to talk right again and that's still on going.
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