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How long did it take you to learn to shoot with both eyes open?

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On 4/7/2017 at 1:16 PM, anonymouscuban said:

Haha. You guys are worried about shooting with both eyes open and here I am struggling to keep from closing both between shots. 

 

I shot my first gun about a year ago and bought my first pistol 2 months ago. I'm really interested in participating in USPSA. Notice I didn't say competing? LOL. Looks like fun and that's my motivation. I will worry about it being more than fun if my skills progress. 

 

We all start somewhere.  If you stick with it, you will get better.  Much better.

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We all start somewhere.  If you stick with it, you will get better.  Much better.

 

Thanks. I'm not easily discouraged. I'm having a blast learning to shoot. I'm now shopping for a holster so I can start practicing to draw. I'm nursing an injury right now but once I'm recovered in about 5 weeks, I plan on entering some steel comp or my 1st USPSA match. Looks like a ton of fun and a good way to meet others that like to shoot.

 

I figure as long as I'm safe, I don't care how bad I suck.

 

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Recently tried for several months.  I used to be able to do it, but not any more.

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Yeah, I need quite a bit more practing to get to one eye shifting with a pistol. I just haven't been able to get to the range often as I like to practice.

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47 minutes ago, toeheadAR said:

I need more practing to get one eye shifting. haven't been able to get to the range often as I like to practice.

 

Fortunately, you don't need to "get to the range" to practice this - just dry fire in your bedroom

 

(Make sure the wife knows what you're going to do before you do it).    :) 

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Good point! 

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I can do it in the static range but not in action pistol.

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Has anyone managed to move on from covering up the left lens with tapes to no tape at all?

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I started shooting with 2 eyes open when I switched to a dot. I still cannot shoot irons with both eyes open.


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I shot with one eye closed since I started shooting pistol competitively 5 years ago.

It has taken me two years to get comfortable shooting with both eyes open and I am still working on it.

I started to keep both eyes open in dry fire which I really liked. I feel like my face is more relaxed which I think means the rest of me is more relaxed.

The first couple attempts in live fire were a mess. I had a hard time tracking the front sight and generally feel like I did everything more slowly (and I was slow to begin with).

With many thousands of rounds in practice and more dry fire I have gotten back to where I was while shooting with one eye closed. I feel like things will continue to improve as I practice more and more.

I do still close one eye for long shots. I was practicing 50 yard standards yesterday to get ready for Single Stack Nationals and found my accuracy was better with one eye closed at that distance.

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For me it came natural from the start but as I get older I tend to squint if things start to double up.  What is hard is moving to a scope and having to close one eye.

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