I have heard that you are supposed to shoot with both eyes open instead of just your dominant eye. This is harder for me, is it worth it to get good at, or should I just continue with one eyed shooting.
:beer: Here is an item that may be of interest to you, i have no experiance with it but maybe someone here doesThe reason a shotgun shooter wants to have two eyes open is because the target is moving.
There are three variables in a target - speed, direction, and forward allowance resulting.
To get the maximum information on the first two as quickly as possible to the brain, in order to calculate the third variable, requires both eyes to be open.
Once speed and direction are established, there is no reason why using tunnel vision form just one eye cannot be used to apply the lead
In set disciplines like skeet, or disciplines with narrow angles of fire like DTL, one eye shooters can learn each target ( there are just 14 variations in skeet, and 5 "sectors" in DTL to learn), and be highly successful, but in game shooting, or highly variable disciplines, Sporting / FITASC/ ZZ etc, the two eyed shooter will have the advantage.
If you are having problems with master eye, best train yourself to start gun down for clear vision over the gun, see the target with two eyes, then close down to just one ( THE ONE OVER THE GUN!!!) as your gun hits the shoulder in the mount and when you actually apply lead and shoot.
Not ture to a pointSasha and Abby said:You should shoot with both eyes open if you are right handed and your DOMINANT eye is the right... vice versa on the left handed.
If you are right handed and left eye doninant, shoot with one eye open...
You are correctsnow said:What 3107 said is true,there are just a few top shooters in the country that shoot with one eye (trap) opposite eye dominance is usually delt with a small piece of tape over the lense of the dominate eye allowing the shooter to shoot with both eyes open,just a few tricks of the trade. :wink: