Well, I'd like to ask, which eye is dominant? The 'on' or 'off' eye? You don't say WHY you can't shoot the 1911, etc.
You ( as in everyone) really need to get used to shooting with both eyes open.
Alot of trainers( why folks use trainers) uses a eye patch to help with that.
I agree. I prefer to shoot with both eyes open, My right eye is dominant. I am not sure what you mean by on eye or off eye?You ( as in everyone) really need to get used to shooting with both eyes open.
Can I ask you how you know your right is dominant?I agree. I prefer to shoot with both eyes open, My right eye is dominant. I am not sure what you mean by on eye or off eye?
IF I was training you, I'd tape your sights ( or better yet, replace your slide with a slide with no sights on it)and have you focus on the target. Then I'd add the front sight and then eventually add the rear sight.I feel like I am almost subconsciously focusing on the rear of the sight and making the front sight almost double or blur. but again with one eye closed I do not have this issue and only with handguns.
I am in the Same Boat Today I tried keeping both eyes open, I could not do it. I could not even see the sight with my Dominant eyeI my self was a self taught shooter, and learning things about your self while shooting is key to making your self better. I cant shoot well with both eyes open on a rifle or a pistol, dosent matter if its irons, a redot, or a scope i just cant do it. However this has not effected my accuracy any and neither has it effected my field of veiw. So shoot what is comfortable for you, trying to fit in with the rest of the pack on shooting technique isnt always the best.
If you absolutly have to learn try squinting with your none dominent eye while shooting, and once you start getting used to squinting start slowly opening your eye while still focusing on the sights with the other eye. This is what worked for me, but i still prefer to have my none dominent eye closed.
Great post geneco!
Back to the "minute of man" shooting with a pistol!
You said what I was trying in half the words!
Trouble is training this way is difficult for most folks where as most ranges won't let you do the things necessary to train this way. IE holster draw, double tap, reaction shooting. If ya try that on your average indoor range on your everyday, "let's rent a lane" day you will probably be removed from the range.
The range I shoot on won't let you drop the bench in the lane so you cannot do anything beyond half ass.
Taking a class or finding private property is the best way to learn such things. Reading it in a book is a good place to start but ya need training and rounds down range to implement the lessons.
Great post! My advice to this shooter is enroll in a "tactical" pistol course. He will get the instruction and the rounds down range that are needed. You and I were fortunate to be trained by the best. Had to join the suck to get it but WTH wouldn't change it for the world!
My personal issue now is getting the time, money, and space to stay proficient! Really sucks when ya go to the range you realize you ain't what ya used to be! That's one of the wonderful things about the shooting sports, it's a truly humbling exercise!