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  1. #11
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    A am also right handed/left eye dominant. I never thought about what I was doing till I read up about it years ago. I don't think about what I am doing or how. I just do it and it comes out right.
    Dave

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    I have wondered if a red dot pistol could be used as a
    training aid for such situations. With both eyes open,
    it may be an easy transition to using the eye on the
    strong hand side.

    I have never had the opportunity to try this on someone.
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  3. #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny C! View Post
    I have wondered if a red dot pistol could be used as a
    training aid for such situations. With both eyes open,
    it may be an easy transition to using the eye on the
    strong hand side.

    I have never had the opportunity to try this on someone.
    In my experience, the answer is yes. That’s what I’ve done...
    Last edited by Badger; 06-13-2021 at 11:44 AM. Reason: typo

  4. #14
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    Left handed-right eye dominant here. I learned to shoot everything right handed. It took a while but itís certainly not impossible. In my scenario, it was the smartest thing to do. Itís a right handed world out there.

  5. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny C! View Post
    I have wondered if a red dot pistol could be used as a
    training aid for such situations. With both eyes open,
    it may be an easy transition to using the eye on the
    strong hand side.

    I have never had the opportunity to try this on someone.
    Quote Originally Posted by Badger View Post
    N my experience, the answer is yes. Thatís what Iíve done...
    I'll second this. When I started it was A LOT easier to pick up a dot through my non dominant eye then irons.

  6. #16
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    When I was a kid I didn't understand that I had left eye/ right hand dominance. Not knowing the what why was the "disability."

    My only advice would be don't "train it out of them." Just try the different approaches with each kid and see what works for each of them. Trying to re wire their eye dominance will only instill difficult to overcome habits.

  7. #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlwilliams View Post
    . Not knowing the what why was the "disability."
    It's good to know that a red dot can help
    with this "issue". I agree that "issues" get
    labeled as disabilities, when they can be
    an asset, if person wants to work it out.
    At that point, I call that a gift.

    JLW, I also have found more than once,
    that knowledge can often be the cure
    to what ails you.

    Great discussion.
    Last edited by Johnny C!; 06-13-2021 at 08:15 PM.
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  8. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by Ragsbo View Post
    My eldest boy is that way too! He shoots a pistol right handed (uses isosceles and just used left eye), but shoots a long gun left handed. He just does it.
    I used to train with a guy who'd run like that. Tell you one thing, his transitions were blindingly fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yondering View Post
    I agree with this as well.

    I also think it's a bit different for kids who are still developing, than it is for adults (who are often set in their ways and resistant to change). I can say that I started teaching one of my sons to shoot at 8, and he's a lefty for the most part but right eye dominant. Right from the start we worked on using either hand and either eye, but at this point he prefers to shoot right handed and use that dominant eye, even though he still uses his left hand for most tasks.

    So, my thought is to teach them to do it right with either hand and eye, and let them work out what they prefer. Just help them not to do weird stuff like leaning their head over a rifle and things like that. What works best for one kid might not be the same as the next one.
    I have had this challenge with my kid which I don't look at as a disability. The big thing is he is stubborn and pig headed. So getting him to try other things had been a challenge. As I have been swamped and have not gotten out that much to shoot I have not taken him in the last couple years, which is my fault. In the past I have recommended trying to learn to shoot left handed, but he refuses. He likes to shoot archery, but I am going to redouble my efforts this year.

    I can shoot pistol in either hand and do well, but my pistol manipulation of changing mags is weak. Shooting rifle left handed I need to practice more.
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