Eye dominance problem thinking of switching from right hand to left
Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:30 PM
Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:45 PM
I tried switching to left hand with little success and I’m very good with my left hand.
Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:15 PM
The problem I found trying this with one eye and this maybe just me, is that when I am shooting a stage and close one eye in this case I would tape my left eye I have missed targets on a stage example behind bearicates. I would like to get in the habit of shooting with both eyes open.
Edited by kmaultsby, 18 January 2013 - 07:16 PM.
Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:30 PM
Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:16 PM
Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:38 PM
Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:23 PM
It took me about 6 months to become comfortable, a year to shoot decent, and now in year 2, I can honestly say, I made the right choice to switch hands to my dominant eye. Want what becomes great fun now are the strong hand/weakhand stages. talk about cake.....
Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:43 AM
Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:17 AM
Got a full length mirror? Stand in front of it and draw, aim at your left eye reflection, keep head straight and if you are truly left eye dominate you'll see it perfectly lined up on your left eye.. Now just work on keeping the head straight.
Next get a small piece of translucent/opaque (not clear) tape and put this on the right side lense of your shooting glasses. It doesn't have to be big, it just has to be enough to force your dominate eye to takeover. Some shooters use just a smudge of Chapstick. I use a piece no bigger than the roundness of a regular pencil erasure. Takes some experimenting to get positioned correctly, but well worth the effort.
Remember, you are just trying to force full on dominance of sight and target with your dominate left eye. I also get all kinds of funky sight pictures and ghosts without the fix, it's common. With just a little bit of interference over your non dominate eye you'll force the issue and your double/ghost images will disappear.
lef-t, on 22 Dec 2013 - 11:53 AM, said:
I'm redirecting my focus onto "doing" something rather than "not doing" something.
Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:21 PM
When you present the pistol and push it towards the target just shift the gun to your left eye. Your right bicep will come in contact with your right cheek.
I find this actually very fast because as I present the pistol my bicep slams my cheek every single time. I could present the pistol with my eyes closed, as long as I feel my right bicep against my right cheek I know I have perfect sight alignment with my left eye.
Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:17 PM
Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:28 PM
are you going to die next week? if not, then give it a try. shoot left-handed for a few months,
I going for it. I will just have to do extra dry fire training.
Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:44 PM
Edited by kmaultsby, 21 January 2013 - 08:47 PM.
Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:48 PM
"The most important thing in life is to be yourself. Unless you can be Batman... always be Batman."
Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:31 PM
Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:48 PM
Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:38 AM
Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:16 AM
It has spawned a lot of conversation in our house. At this point, we're pretty convinced that she should have been left-handed. She's also changed over to left-handed when fly fishing; it was an amazing change.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:15 AM
Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:27 AM
I say you need more practice with the tape. I don't get how you can possibly miss a target around a barricade because of a piece of tape. That says that your tape is WAY too big and covering too much. You only need a small piece to blur the second image of the gun. You should still be able to use the left eye for peripheral duties.
Stick with tape/chapstick. It will change your index and eventually you will be able to use the right eye with both eyes open.
I know because I am a right handed, left eyed shooter. I use to draw and bring the gun to my left eye, but now my index has been programmed to bring it to my right eye.
I still shoot long guns left handed and left eyed because holding a rifle in my right hand just feels awkward (a lifetime of shooting bb guns as a kid, not knowing I was left eye dominant).
Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:41 AM
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