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sight blinder

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by mich746, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. mich746

    mich746 Member

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    I'm looking for a sight blinder, blocks the front sight from your off eye. Years ago I had one that just looped around and snapped onto the barrel. Anybody seen that type and know where they can be had?
     
  2. miketmx

    miketmx Well-Known Member

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    I had one of those years ago. Meadow Industries sells the rib blinder blade which attaches with 2 sided tape.
     
  3. birdogs

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    I made my own for a Kolar undersingle. I took a piece of light sheet metal, blued it and used 2 small nuts and bolts to secure it. It is the most solid yet inconspiculous thing but it works wonderfully.
     
  4. mich746

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    Yes, I have used the uni-dot and the stick on blinder but I still would like to have the snap-on type. If anybody out there has one please let me know. I may just have to make one
     
  5. motordoctor

    motordoctor Shoji Tabuchi in Branson

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    one problem with them was they moved around and wore the bluing of the barrel
     
  6. targetchip

    targetchip Banned User Banned

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    Mich, 746

    "I'm looking for a sight blinder, blocks the front sight from your off eye"

    Still,the off eye can see the barrel!

    What's your problem?
     
  7. miketmx

    miketmx Well-Known Member

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    Hey Bill, what took you so long to jump on this thread? With a rib blinder like Kay Ohye uses or the Uni-Dot hooded front bead you can still have a high gun hold over the trap house and you (more or less) admitted to me privately that the XDSolution gadget will not work with a high gun hold.
     
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    I have the Meadow Ind. Sight Blinder on my Beretta Unsingle. While it helps a lot, I still use a small dot on my left lense to aide in crossfire elimination. The dot also prevents that occasional peek around the blinder circumstance.


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  9. JLYON

    JLYON Supporting Vendor Supporting Vendor

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    i have them in stock e-mail me 14.95 o and i MFG them in diferant length to
     
  10. targetchip

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    Miketmx. I can't recall this:

    "you (more or less) admitted to me privately that the XDSolution gadget will not work with a high gun hold."

    My answer to you was:
    "The XDS on the gun, has nothing to do with your gun holding point!"

    If you look above the barrel, even if the gun holding point is high,the XDS works as it suppose to.

    Please quote if I expressed a different opinion. !!

    Regards.
     
  11. miketmx

    miketmx Well-Known Member

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    regarding this: "if I were to use the XDS gadget I would NOT be able to hold a high gun over the trap house because my leading hand thumb would block the view from my left eye of the emerging clay target. I would have to wait for the target to rise above the barrel for my right eye to see it."

    The XDS on the gun has nothing to do with your gun holding point!

    If you hold the gun low you will see the target earlier,if you hold the gun higher a little bit late, until the target passes your barrel.

    You have a tape on your glasses b/c on crosfiring not b/c of your holding point, which are two different animals!

    You can't relate crossfiring to holding point, it doesn't make sense. Good luck.!
     
  12. targetchip

    targetchip Banned User Banned

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    So, where I said:"you (more or less) admitted to me privately that the XDSolution gadget will not work with a high gun hold." ???

    About this:

    "if I were to use the XDS gadget I would NOT be able to hold a high gun over the trap house because my leading hand thumb would block the view from my left eye of the emerging clay target. I would have to wait for the target to rise above the barrel for my right eye to see it."

    And I replied:

    "The XDS on the gun has nothing to do with your gun holding point!"

    The thumb of your leading hand will not block the view from the left eye!

    Do the following test.

    Take your EMPTY gun and aim your doorknob, having the leading hand thumb up!

    With the gun aiming the knob, close alternatively the left and the right eye.

    You will notice the you can see the knob with both of your eyes!

    The test prove that the XDS allow binocular vision and full peripheral vision in the same time!

    Having different holding points the XDS will do the same thing, block the off eye and allowing two eyed shooting!
     
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    SMOKEIT Well-Known Member

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    Mike got it right--none of those sight blocking gizmos helped me. My off eye would grab the bird then you are screwed..you will miss by 3 ft. A little tape on the top left quadrant of your glasses is the best solution if you are cross dominate or your off eye is dominant.
     
  14. targetchip

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    Mike,

    Where i came up with the XDS?

    "I'm looking for a sight blinder, blocks the front sight from your off eye"

    Still,the off eye can see the barrel!

    What's your problem?"

    What in fact the sight blinder does:
    "The theory here is that the "off eye" cannot see
    the bead, and by blocking the bead from the
    master eye, you can let the other eye control
    the aiming. The theory is good, but in actual
    practice this is a really sorry solution. The
    problem with it is this. Your actual sight
    picture that the brain uses is a lot more than
    just the bead. Your brain knows that the bead is
    just part of what you are pointing. In fact you
    are pointing a receiver, barrel, and vent rib,
    in addition to the bead. All of this is sight
    picture. The fence only stops your "off eye" from
    seeing the bead. The "off eye" can still see the
    rib and barrel, which actually makes up more of
    the sight picture than the bead does." D.A.

    Mah,"The problem is that many of us crossfire because we can see the target with our off eye despite blinders and paddles and all the add-on gizmos."

    The problem with cross firing is the off eyes wants to take over, so you have to block it in order to don't see the barrel, not the target!
    Putting a tape you block the target and the barrel!
    Having an XDS you just block the barrel and you can see the target with binocular vision.
    If you follow the logic the bead blinder will not solve your crossfiring problems for the reasons presented above.
    If you can prove otherwise then your point is stronger!

    =This is a forum. the debate must bring up the best solution!
     
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