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Old 08-28-2015, 06:57 PM   #41
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I'm left hand, left eye but have taught my self to switch eye dominance when shooting off side.
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Old 08-28-2015, 08:14 PM   #42
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Stupid and kinda OT tangent: Anyone ever hear of an 80% PCR for a Carbine? Some of us are interested in making ourselves more than just ARs...
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Old 08-29-2015, 05:09 AM   #43
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I am right handed but left eye dominant. I started shooting at five, using my left eye for handguns and my right eye for long guns, and never even realized it.

Finally, when I was eighteen, the Air Force explained eye dominance to me, and I realized that all those years I had been "handicapped" by cross-eye dominance...didn't make a bit of difference, and I didn't change a thing I was doing.

I still qualified as Expert with the M16 with 103 hits for a 100-round course of fire. It seems the "normal" shooter to my right put three rounds into my target.

Or was it fifty-three?

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Old 08-29-2015, 06:31 AM   #44
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Right handed and left eye dominant.

A shooter's curse.
I have the same problem.

Geoff
Who will need some retraining.
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Old 08-29-2015, 08:34 AM   #45
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Left-left, but I seem to be able to shift "master" eye almost at will--back when I was still shooting with some local Sheriff's deputies and after quals we were "Doing MythBusters Before There Were MythBusters", we tested dual-wielding against two separate targets and they thought that ability to change focus and essentially "run the two halves of my body separately" paired with better-than-normal peripheral vision let me do noticeably better than expected in "Two Targets, Two Guns." (I wasn't really firing on both simultaneously, it just allowed me a much faster transition between targets.)

Gyro, you using the McMillan Tilt? (I use a 15-degree tilt for better bone lockup strong-side, and a 45-degree when shooting right-handed.)
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Old 08-29-2015, 08:48 AM   #46
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To tell you the truth, Diamondback, I have no idea what I do, except to say that I shoot pistol with my non-dominant (right) eye closed. I've tried both eyes open, and think I could get used to it, but so far the image just doesn't resolve itself in time for me to get the shot off quickly.

At this point I think I'm probably at the old dog/new trick brick wall.
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I have managed to compensate somewhat by the way I have my optometrist write my contact lens script - left for near vision, right for distant.
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Old 08-29-2015, 09:08 AM   #48
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Long story short, Bill McMillan was a Marine pistol expert and Olympic competitor who happened to be cross-dominant, and found that by tilting his pistol 45 degrees inboard, it brought the sights directly in front of his dominant eye.

When I transition, I do kinda squint or narrow the former-dominant eye, which I think helps tell the unconscious parts of my brain "ok, focus over there now."

Bear in mind, though... autistic neuropathology is a ball of wax all its own, and another lesson I always had to start my students with was "don't expect the little tricks I have for myself to work for you--if they do great, but my brain is wired up very differently from normal so don't count on them, instead keep trying things until you find what works FOR YOU." (God, I woulda given By The Numbers DI's shit-fits... LOL)
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