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Well.... It's been a couple trips to the range now, shooting several rounds... For those that don't know my situation, I developed an issue with my right eye, I'm a right handed one eyed shooter, been shooting trap now for just over a year and feel like I have improved greatly ..... until about 2 months ago when my scores started dropping drastically. Long story short, after the visit to the eye doctor and then the retina specialist, it was determined my right hand shooting would have to change to left hand, left eye shooting. and I ain't skipping a beat.. It's a little bit of a process, but I feel like once the body and the finger stops fighting me .. I'll be just fine ... maybe even more consistent than I ever was before the change. I'm sure I've had issues with my right eye for quite some time, getting frustrated when I would shoot a 24 or 25 for a few rounds then shoot a 15 ... Always felt like it was more about focus than anything else, and still do believe that.. but now.. I have to believe that the ole right eye didn't help. I feel like I'm seeing the bird better than ever now, just getting the gun to swing smoothly is my next area to work on and the finger to do what the brain tells it to do.

I picked up another new to me, used KX6 this week with a pull trigger and shot 3 rounds with it last night .. not too bad, it was cold .. but managed a 15, 11 then a 17 or 18 .. but the beauty to me was I was either busting the bird with a good solid hit or just missed it. I got a release trigger with the KX6 to put in tomorrow morning and I look forward to shooting ever better tomorrow afternoon.. Bottom line, that ole right eye ain't stopping me!
 

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Glad to here that its working out for you! Keep up the practicing. Your body-brain is going to get used to the change, maybe you were meant to be a lefty!
 

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Stick with it. I went through the same thing 4 years ago. Takes a while to relearn. Getting used to recoil is the hardest part to me. Start with light loads and work up so you don’t develop a flinch. I am now shooting just as good or better left handed than right ever was with rifles and shotguns.
 

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Good to hear you are getting after it. I personally have known several who have just walked away because of a dominant eye issue, the ones I know who switched didnt appear to take long to get the hang of it and are just as deadly as before the switch on clays.
 

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I am right handed, but left eye dominant. I was able to sort this out when I was about 13 or 14 when things did not look right to me.
I changed to the left shoulder and everything looked correct and I have shot from the left side ever since. I am also lucky that I am able to shoot with both eyes open.
It does take a while to learn to shoot off the other shoulder so hang in there and it will work out for you.
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That's great that you are able to adapt. My son who is 8 shoots left handed but does everything else right handed. He told my father in law that he couldn't see very well when shooting right handed, so my father in law told him to try it left handed and he hit the swinger the first time he shot left handed. He has bad eyes, and was able to adapt to shooting left handed.
 

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Well.... It's been a couple trips to the range now, shooting several rounds... For those that don't know my situation, I developed an issue with my right eye, I'm a right handed one eyed shooter, been shooting trap now for just over a year and feel like I have improved greatly ..... until about 2 months ago when my scores started dropping drastically. Long story short, after the visit to the eye doctor and then the retina specialist, it was determined my right hand shooting would have to change to left hand, left eye shooting. and I ain't skipping a beat.. It's a little bit of a process, but I feel like once the body and the finger stops fighting me .. I'll be just fine ... maybe even more consistent than I ever was before the change. I'm sure I've had issues with my right eye for quite some time, getting frustrated when I would shoot a 24 or 25 for a few rounds then shoot a 15 ... Always felt like it was more about focus than anything else, and still do believe that.. but now.. I have to believe that the ole right eye didn't help. I feel like I'm seeing the bird better than ever now, just getting the gun to swing smoothly is my next area to work on and the finger to do what the brain tells it to do.

I picked up another new to me, used KX6 this week with a pull trigger and shot 3 rounds with it last night .. not too bad, it was cold .. but managed a 15, 11 then a 17 or 18 .. but the beauty to me was I was either busting the bird with a good solid hit or just missed it. I got a release trigger with the KX6 to put in tomorrow morning and I look forward to shooting ever better tomorrow afternoon.. Bottom line, that ole right eye ain't stopping me!
Well.... It's been a couple trips to the range now, shooting several rounds... For those that don't know my situation, I developed an issue with my right eye, I'm a right handed one eyed shooter, been shooting trap now for just over a year and feel like I have improved greatly ..... until about 2 months ago when my scores started dropping drastically. Long story short, after the visit to the eye doctor and then the retina specialist, it was determined my right hand shooting would have to change to left hand, left eye shooting. and I ain't skipping a beat.. It's a little bit of a process, but I feel like once the body and the finger stops fighting me .. I'll be just fine ... maybe even more consistent than I ever was before the change. I'm sure I've had issues with my right eye for quite some time, getting frustrated when I would shoot a 24 or 25 for a few rounds then shoot a 15 ... Always felt like it was more about focus than anything else, and still do believe that.. but now.. I have to believe that the ole right eye didn't help. I feel like I'm seeing the bird better than ever now, just getting the gun to swing smoothly is my next area to work on and the finger to do what the brain tells it to do.

I picked up another new to me, used KX6 this week with a pull trigger and shot 3 rounds with it last night .. not too bad, it was cold .. but managed a 15, 11 then a 17 or 18 .. but the beauty to me was I was either busting the bird with a good solid hit or just missed it. I got a release trigger with the KX6 to put in tomorrow morning and I look forward to shooting ever better tomorrow afternoon.. Bottom line, that ole right eye ain't stopping me!
 

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I have not shot a shotgun in over 45 years and this it the 1st time shooting Trap many years agoI lost my right eye and was a right side shooter now at 75 I am trying trap its been 3 months not and still having trouble I think it has to do with my sight picture but I don't know anyone have any tips.
 
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