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Offline Racerg

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Both eyes open?
« on: November 22, 2012, 10:10:02 AM »
I just retook the CCW class after letting my permit sit expired for way too long. One of the points the instructor made was when you get into a defensive situation your body won't let you close one eye to find the sights the way most people normally do, and that you should train to be able to shoot with both eyes open. This all seems to make sense, but my question is, in competitive shooting what do people do? One eye open? Both eyes open? Can any amount of one eyed shooting training overcome the body's defense mechanism to keep both eyes open in a truly dangerous situation?

Offline StevenTing

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« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2012, 01:55:30 PM »
When target shooting I shoot with one eye.   Everything else I try and use two eyes.  Two allows you to see areas all around.  Plus in a high stress situation you might get tunnel vision.  I like to think that two eyes will help reduce that. 

I'd rather practice with two eyes and become proficient. I know many teach about point shooting. I think that is helpful.  If you watch any of the competition shooters try shoot with both eyes.  It's not about the tightest groups but about hitting your target fast. This is why IPSC and IDPA are good.  They motivate you to shoot faster and with accuracy. 

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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2012, 09:24:32 AM »
I tried both eyes open over the weekend and I definitely need more practice. Rifles with open sights were the easiest. I had a hard time with handguns, made me want a m&p CORE with a RMR.