Shooting with both eyes open

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by MadTaco, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. MadTaco

    MadTaco New Member

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    I was at the range today and a guy noticed I was closing my non dominant eye. He told me to open both eyes and that I would do better if I practiced. I always learned to close one eye. What do you guys do? what are the reasons?
     
  2. Ghost23

    Ghost23 New Member

    I shoot both eyes open. I use my dominant eye to aim down the sights, and my nondominant eye to keep an eye on my surroundings through my peripherals. Also, if you only use one eye, you lose your depth perception. Idk, it's just the way I've always done it.
     
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  3. I shoot both eyes open and on the target. I never use handgun sights. My sights serve only to glow at night to make my brain aware of the slide when my eyes cant see it
     
  4. mike_honcho87

    mike_honcho87 New Member

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    I was taught to shoot with both open. I can shoot either way. In a defensive situation you wouldn't want to cut your vision down by closing one eye. You would want to see everything coming at you (multiple attackers).
     
  5. MadTaco

    MadTaco New Member

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    Thanks guys, that seems logical. Ill practice some more with it tmrw at the range.