No, these are my words.."I tried the sight blinder and found it helped very little. I premount the gun. If the SP works(which I think it very well might from my home test) it will be well worth over twice the money. "Your words....
Interesting. What is the source of the scientific research you have used in the development of your product and who is the professor referred to in your promotional literature? I too have an interest in eye dominance issues and have had detailed discussions with two universities about it in the UK.The SP or shot Paraboliod is a stimulant to trick the brain to favour the eye over the rib for information and ultimately it will create the shot picture and position the gun. It only works in your peripheral vision helping to identify the correct barrels all focus must stay on the clay. Protected by US, UK and EU patents
I launched the product in the UK in 2019 and we have class medals won by shooters at UK National and European level in Skeet and DTL with a world Silver medal in ESP in the ladies category by a US ladies shot. 2 recent articles from US magazines can be found along with all the UK and Australian articles in the media section on the website Please contact me via the website to get further information. Steve
Matt, you sound truly amazing. Could you enlighten us with your ATA averages, since you hit just about everything you shoot at?That probably means nothing to others though, because my vision is really well developed for shooting with the non dominant eye, whereas others are not. So my test is probably useless. I hit just about everything I shoot at regardless of which side I use, and I shoot both eyes open either way, and many can't do that.
[I have given this a closer look at their site. My evaluation is
that it will work to some extent, but is not something I can
I have a problem with the fact that it is not good for an
ambidextrous shooter as described. They say it is set
up for a left-hander or right-hander. I shoot both sides,
about 50-50. They lost me there.
Next they say a trap shooter should put it on the barrel
here. A sporting shooter should put it on the barrel
there. I suppose a field shooter would use the sporting
place. I don't shoot one thing. I shoot everything.
Also, I don't shoot just an over/under, I like to shoot
them, but also autos.
They also do a half-ass job of describing how it works.
It takes forever to understand the principle behind,
because they do such a poor job describing it.
Having someone stand there with shotgun and
talking about it is just noise. They should have made
the video to demonstrate the actual principle behind
it. At least, as I understand it, that is the case.
The principle is this:
The brain sees what it wants to see.
If your brain is wanting to see this bump
on the barrel, then it will keep seeing it
as you mount and swing on a target, even
while just looking at the target. BUT, they
never reallly go into any detail about that.
They show a guy holding a shotgun talking
to you. That is just noise, get to the point,
then never do. I know the point because
I have been through all this.
There are also solutions that work better
than this in my opinion, because they
work left-handed, right-handed, or whatever.
My evaluation, is it will help those looking for
a half fast solution, people who always shoot
one thing, like trap, or an over under, or
right-handed, or left-handed.
If you shoot like that, then you might just find
it to be a solution for you, In fact most do shoot
like that, so maybe it works for most. Who knows?
We run this test with coaches to prove its effectiveness even if they are strong right eye right-handed --- Simple create a unique profile on the left side of the gun that only the left eye can see when mounting on the left shoulder, (typical straight incomers are a good test as no right or left lead - simos make it more fun). Simply in the set up make sure you are aware of the SP (very important) call pull, focus on the targets shoot the targets - I will suggest these will be smoked - do not try and measure or check as the stronger right eye will take over ---- this test when conducted properly works and shows the impact it could have on a shooter with dominance issues.I'm right-handed, strongly right-eye dominant, and shoot with both eyes open. I don't need the SP device or think it would benefit me in the normal course of my shooting. However, I'm going to try an experiment.
While not being completely ambidextrous, I'm pretty well-coordinated and can do many things left-handed, including mounting a shotgun as well as I can do them right-handed.
I'm going to see whether taping an item onto the left side of my gun barrels so only my left eye can see it (looking down the gun shooting left-handed) with both eyes open enables me to hit targets.
The profile of the SP stimulates the brain to prefer the 'picture' from the eye over the rib- as the shooter, you need only be aware of the SP in your peripheral vision while focusing for the clay, while keeping both eyes open you can focus and shoot the clay, with the eye over the rib in control, the gun will point where you think it is pointing - shooters with dominance issues will often shoot straight at an incomer for example but miss up the side due to fact the off eye or combination of your eyes (equal dominance) will be effecting gun placement.I just don't understand how it works . And or what it looks like or where it mounts. If MTA Tom's pictures is correct I am lost.
We propose a small blu tac product it's detailed in one of the videos on the website for a free home trial - as less chance of damaging your gun - I don't propose any metal clamps as they will damage the bluingThis idea has my interest up and I thought I might try something similar. I can put a small hose clamp on my barrel near the muzzle that the screw part of the clamp can only be seen from the eye above the rib, Hose clamp only cost a dollar and quarter, so it is no big outlay to try. I don't think I am a good one to test it though because I really don't have dominance issues. I shoot ambidextrous, both eyes open all the time. So it probably is not going to do anything for me, still the idea gets my interest up because once upon a time I could not shoot cross dominant (both eyes open) before I developed the skill. One thing about the hose clamp, it installs easily on my Remington auto, and it might also install on my doubles, since the barrels are separated on them, just in case I notice any difference in sighting with the thing on the barrel.
Maybe some others could try the hose clamp also. Get the 3/4 inch one. It can be opened up, then the end inserted between the rib and barrel, then re-clamped in position.
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Your results mirror most shooters I speak with, the SP is going to help on the targets where dominance issue might creep in - I suffered the same problems before the SP but the SP took my averages up and took me from AA to AAA (top 5%) in ESP shooting in the UK - shooters often talk of improved hits and feeling more comfortable on the target. I hope you are able to use this to get to and stay at the sharp end of the competitions - it has certainly worked for some good shots so far.While I'm not trying to blast anyone, I consider 90% (95s or better to have a hope) a thanks for coming at many registered sporting shoots. Even at the recent NE Regional FITASC event, where Gebben Miles, Joe Fanizzi and Bill McGuire shot 89 or less, Anthony Matarese put up a 94. For reference, Kevin De Michael shot a 72. These are all National Team caliber shooters. am sure one needs an even higher score for the majority of ATA and NSSA shoots.
I am trying the SP because I find 90% on most sporting courses an unacceptable performance for me and I want to score better. It's added about 2-3% so far on the targets I have trouble with.
They are incomers with the trap set at 60yards and shot at about 30 to 40 yards that are on edge until about 1-2 yards off the ground where they show more face. I went 100% on these yesterday which is a personal best.
The other target is a R to L deep quartering, trap 20 to 30 yards to the right, set with speed, on edge. I did not hit 100% but I did set a personal best.
The SP isn't a panacea. I'm good from an eye on about 95% to 98% (this comes from Dr. Colo) of all sporting targets, but dropping those 1 or 2 turns a good day into a bad one.