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View Poll Results: What kind of shooter are you?
Monocular (Use one eye when aiming) 203 21.90%
Binocular (Use both eyes open when aiming) 296 31.93%
Right handed dominant, right eye dominant 424 45.74%
Right eye dominant, left eye dominant 69 7.44%
Left hand dominant, left eye dominant 57 6.15%
Left hand dominant, right eye dominant 17 1.83%
Relatively ambideterous (either fully both side or 100% on one side and 50% the other 212 22.87%
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Old November 7th, 2005, 14:43   #1
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Info regarding your shooting technique.

C&P my other poll here, wanting to see how many of what is out there as far as hand and eye dominance.

"Been unofficially studying shooting techniques for a while now, and the past few months I've been delving into Paul Castle's Center Axis Relock system, which got me to thinking about myself and wondering what the rest of the community is like."

I voted first, I shoot with both eyes open, am right hand dominant and right eye dominant, and am an awkward but able shot with my weak side shooting technique (meaning I can hit a burst on someone, but no way can I place a single shot on a specific part of them in a short time.)
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Old November 7th, 2005, 15:15   #2
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I shoot left just as well as I shoot right.
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Old November 7th, 2005, 15:24   #3
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Right eye dominant, left eye dominant
Might want to make a new pole again, since you can't edit it.
I dunno if anyone's dominant with both eyes, but I think you meant right hand, left eye. (which is why I noticed what was wrong with that option )
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Old November 7th, 2005, 15:41   #4
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Oops! Ya, right hand dom, left eye dom. Also could have clarified more the monocular question, being one eye for aiming, the other closed. Thanks for pointing out my other boo boo.
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Old November 7th, 2005, 15:42   #5
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I love the AUG for its lefty rightly configuration. I switch when ever I need to.
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Old November 7th, 2005, 15:45   #6
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Left handed glory.

I have better than 20/20 vision, but my left eye is still stronger, and I'm very dominantly left handed, it makes for a weird experience when shooting a bow.
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Old November 7th, 2005, 15:45   #7
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i can't hit shit with my left, my right is my best side.
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Old November 7th, 2005, 15:47   #8
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HERE is an article that talks about hand/arm positions in various shooting positions for airguns. I have always had issues wiith how I shoot and hold a gun and found this very imformative.

http://www.airguns.net/position.html

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Old November 7th, 2005, 15:51   #9
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Off hand shooting

Is a **basic** skill that can be learned with practice. As is shooting with both eyes open.

These are things that have to be practiced on the range, and practiced a lot or they never become useable skill.

If you can't shoot both sides.. then you end up limiting your cover options by 50%.

This skill is critical in CQB.. without it you are a liability.
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Old November 7th, 2005, 15:56   #10
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CAR eh? Some interesting concepts there re: instinctive shooting and body mechanics.

I'm right hand, right eye. For airsoft, I tend to use both eyes open for pistol and rifle. For real steel though, I find that I shoot one eye closed for rifle, but still do both eyes open with pistol.
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Old November 7th, 2005, 15:57   #11
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voted Binocular, I keep both eyes open when aiming, but my left eye is odd (from birth) when I have my right eye closed, I can't see details with my left, kind of like when its really dark out and I can sort of make out details when I look beside the object.
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Old November 7th, 2005, 16:11   #12
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Left handed glory.

I have better than 20/20 vision, but my left eye is still stronger, and I'm very dominantly left handed, it makes for a weird experience when shooting a bow.
Tell me about it! I do the right side dominant thing, but hockey stick and baseball bat on the left side. Archery I hold the bow with my left hand and sight with my right eye, but a slingshot I hold with my right hand and sight with my right eye. Total oddball I am. Golf, well, I'm not much of a golfer, but I can fully use either left or right clubs with equal............ lack of skill. Both feel equally wierd to me, can't decide what I'd buy if I got into it.

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CAR eh? Some interesting concepts there re: instinctive shooting and body mechanics.

I'm right hand, right eye. For airsoft, I tend to use both eyes open for pistol and rifle. For real steel though, I find that I shoot one eye closed for rifle, but still do both eyes open with pistol.
Ya, no kidding, especially when you read the artiles that have been put out about it, especially the facts and articles Paul Castle himself has written. Basicaslly, aside from holding the gun close to your body to increase shot speed and reduce felt recoil, if you are right handed and left eye dominant, you hold the pistol in the right hand, cant it at an angle and use your left eye to use the front sight, held at the same distance you read at. I'll dig around for the article I have read and re-read, it's really fascinating!

http://www.sabretactical.com/lefthandedtraining.PDF

If you want to see Paul Castle's video clips of CAR in action, go here: http://warmongers.ca/ main page, go to the video section, then check out the Training & Tactics folder.
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Old November 7th, 2005, 16:12   #13
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When patrolling in the woods or doing FIBUA, I generally look just over the sights with both eyes open an shoot that way for targets that "pop up". But if I have time, (ie target in the distance), than I look through the sight with the right eye, left eye closed.

Dunno if I explained that well, but, you can figure it out, I hope.


I'm right handed.
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Old November 7th, 2005, 16:15   #14
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I can only shoot with both eyes open for a pistol, but an MP5 its right eye all the way unless I hip shoot
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Old November 7th, 2005, 16:17   #15
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When patrolling in the woods or doing FIBUA, I generally look just over the sights, or through the sight(red dot) with both eyes open an shoot that way for targets that "pop up". But if I have time, (ie target in the distance), than I look through the sight with the right eye, left eye closed.

Dunno if I explained that well, but, you can figure it out, I hope.


I'm right handed.
Makes sense to me. I used to have my left eye closed, but when i started dealing with scopes, I found it to be more effort and strain to keep my left eye closed than to let it remain open. It actually becomes more of a metal thing, allow your brain to naturally reduce the info from your non-aiming eye to about 10% (or "off") and relax better. I can shoot at 30ft in my basement with the scope set on 9x with no issues as equally as 3x to 9x when aiming at any greater distance.
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