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For Those Who Shoot With 2 Eyes Open.......

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by WoodsonEnt, Mar 3, 2011.

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  1. WoodsonEnt

    WoodsonEnt Active Member

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    For those who shoot a shotgun with 2 eyes open....do you shoot a handgun with 2 eyes open?
     
  2. rustygun

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    Yes, Not a competition shooter by any means, but I also shoot scoped rifles with both eyes open.
     
  3. V10

    V10 Well-Known Member

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    I shoot a shotgun with one eye. I shoot my pistols with both eyes open.

    It just works out that way.
     
  4. Mark425

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    Stationary target..one eye, like a rifle. Moving target...two eyes, like a shotgun
     
  5. mike campbell

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    Yes. With a ghost ring peep sight on a Ruger Super blackhawk and both eyes open I could hit 6 for 6 on gallon milk jugs, offhand at 50 yds. Try hitting running running whitetails with a handgun and one eye closed....much tougher with one eye closed.

    For you one-eyed shooters....do you need to close one eye while driving to keep your vehicle in its lane?
     
  6. Dickgshot

    Dickgshot Well-Known Member

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    I am right eye dominant and shoot a shotgun with both eyes open. I was a competition pistol shooter and I closed my left eye. You have to because you are focusing on the pistol sights and it's too difficult to center the out-of-focus bullseye if you're seeing two of them.

    Of course, that's with iron sights. I never shot with optical sights. I was NRA Expert. That was the second highest class below Master.
     
  7. wireguy

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    Both eyes for everything.
     
  8. setool

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    I shoot everything with both eyes open, shotgon, scoped rifle, pistol, bow, hell even a slingshot when I was a kid... I tried one eyeing a rifle several times, but found myself feeling tensed up, so I just went back to 2 eyes open.

    Maybe just me, but I feel extremely more comfortable (and much more accurate) with both eyes open. My 2 cents...

    Mark Schneider
     
  9. Hardage

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    Both eyes always open even with archery. Heck..even when urinating for that matter...my wife says I miss but she lies.
     
  10. Setterman

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    2 eyes shotgun. Pistol and archery bullseye...Both eyes till I settle in on the target, then dominant eye only.
     
  11. shot410ga

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    Just like Mark. Both eyes for moving targets one eye for stationary targets.
     
  12. philk

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    Both eyes for everything.
     
  13. wolfram

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    Yes and even rifles with scopes or open sights. ...... but it looks like I am haerded towards being a one eyes trap shooter....
     
  14. timberfaller

    timberfaller Well-Known Member

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    Both eyes open no matter what I am shooting.

    Instruct and coach it. With both eyes open, your brain will automatically center mass, no matter what sight system your using. It takes practice, practice, practice!
     
  15. mrskeet410

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    I shoot both shotgun and pistol with both eyes open. I shoot pistol both left-handed and right-handed. I can't do that with a shotgun....nor a baseball bat, bowling ball, or golf clubs. But I can do it with a fishing pole or a tennis racket. I do all of those with two eyes open.
     
  16. recurvyarcher

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    Shotgun, pistol, and archery...2 eyes. I shoot a rifle with one eye, because that's how I learned it.
     
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