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Left handed, right handed, or both (ambidextrous)?

Old 07-27-2008, 05:33 PM
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Default Left handed, right handed, or both (ambidextrous)?

Here's a random question...

Are you left eye dominant and shoot lefty?
Are you right eye dominant and shoot righty?
Or are you sort of both and/or shoot cross-dominant?

ME
Left eye dominant
Shoot lefty, right eye closed.
I just can't shoot both eyes open with archery. [>:]

With my deer rifles, I shoot lefty with my right eye closed.
But yet with my shotgun, I shoot lefty with both eyes open.
But what's even more weird... With my 9mm handgun, I can shoot ambidextrous (both eyes open, left hand or right hand - that's how I got trained. But my left hand is still my dominant hand).

I remember shooting a friend's old ancient right handed Bear Whitetail compound bow, and I shot it lefty. To this very day, we still have no idea where that arrow went! [&:]

I have tried and tried to shoot my Reflex Highlander with both eyes open, but the minute I open my right eye, I see two targets. I have to concentrate and practice. Any advice?


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Old 08-12-2008, 10:31 PM
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Default RE: Left handed, right handed, or both (ambidextrous)?

that's funny...i'm the EXACT same way. I thought i was the only one.

I shoot left and am left eye dominant, but learned to shoot a right handed bow with my left hand. my pistols i hold in my right hand across my body to line up with my left eye.

i now shoot a left handed Pearson, but with only my left eye. I'd just use the one eye...you could by a camo patch for your right eye!
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Old 08-12-2008, 11:59 PM
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Default RE: Left handed, right handed, or both (ambidextrous)?

I am cross, I can shoot both, but for hunting I mainly shoot left...the bows in my sig are all left, but I do have to others that are right.
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Old 08-13-2008, 04:31 AM
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right/right both eyes open. And thank goodness....I've seen folks who are left eye dominant try to shoot right handed.....Glad I don't have to worry about that.
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Old 08-13-2008, 05:57 AM
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Default RE: Left handed, right handed, or both (ambidextrous)?

I'm right eye dominant,shoot right handed and keep both eyes open
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Old 08-13-2008, 10:11 AM
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Default RE: Left handed, right handed, or both (ambidextrous)?

Neither eye is dominant as fas as I can tell, I have better than 20/20 in both eyes.
I shoot everything right handed.
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Old 08-13-2008, 11:29 AM
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Default RE: Left handed, right handed, or both (ambidextrous)?

I'll really confuse it up.......
I shoot RH and am Left-eye dominant, but have shot a bow SOOOOO much RH that I have a dual dominance now. If I put a pistol in my left hand, my left eye is dominatn, if I put a pistol in my RH, my right eye seems to take over. I switched many years ago d/t a shoulder injury while playing HS Football, and have really IMO done quite well for a COMPLETELY Left-Handed guy learning to do something RH'd. Accumulating 13 RH'd over the years, 2 within 3 days using 2 separate bows, when I upgraded sights. The benefit for me is that my right eye also has just a little better vision, 70/20 vs. 90/20, so I've probably benefitted from that as well.
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Old 08-13-2008, 09:11 PM
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im right handed but left eye dominant. I start with my left eye closed and open it later so I can focus on the correct set of pins.
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