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Great video from the guys at TGS outdoors featuring pro coach and World Champion Ed Solomons;
Agreed - if you need to, and it works, and you’re happy, do it! So many people shooting opposite eye/handed having a horrible time because they’ve been told they MUST keep both eyes open. CrazyI saw that video the other day...A whole new way of looking at things!!
That's not what was suggested.Turning someone into a barrel-watching measurer is not doing them a favor.
But it is what happened, per the guy's own words.That's not what was suggested.
That's the kettle calling the pot black. Some of your advice isn't spot-on, either.If I wanted to make sure a learner never got very good I would tell him the crap Solomons did in the video.
Ed asked..."With you dimming your eye, would you say you're more or less aware of the barrel?" to which the answer given was "More." Ed then goes on to say..."So you're not looking at the gun, but you are aware of the gun."But it is what happened, per the guy's own words.
Yes, all the time.Do you use, or can you use sustained lead to break a target?
But you have to be aware of the barrel to do it.Yes, all the time.
But I do not (consciously) see where the barrel is to do that. Not even a little bit.
I guess you didn’t watch the start of the video.If I wanted to make sure a learner never got very good I would tell him the crap Solomons did in the video. Turning someone into a barrel-watching measurer is not doing them a favor.
Neither can I!Barrel awareness is not the act of looking at the barrel, nor the act of measuring. I can’t fathom how one could become an accomplished shooter without barrel awareness.
Cool uhGreat video from the guys at TGS outdoors featuring pro coach and World Champion Ed Solomons;
"A right handed shooter with a strong left eye dominance" shooting with both eyes open and loving it? I thot that was not possible.I started shooting registered targets in early 1968 at the age of 10. Broke my first 100 straight that summer after just turning 11. Being a right handed shooter with a strong left eye dominance I was a 1 eyed shooter until 1997 when I went to tape on the left lens. About a 1 1/2 ago I taught myself to shoot 2 eyes and it was the best improvement I could have made in my shooting.
I've seen this video before and the first thing that struck me is both of these guys are idiots! Has nobody even caught in watching this that the guy is shooting with NO EYE PROTECTION!!?? So that makes the guy shooting with no protection an idiot and the guy watching him without correcting him also an idiot.
Now to the subject at hand. Anything like tape, squinting, or whatever gadgets are all just quick fixes to anyone with eye dominance issues that show results quickly and is usually an improvement over using just one eye. The ultimate in shooting however is using both eyes open, but it is not achieved overnight. It took me a month to somewhat get comfortable shooting both eyes and over 6 months til I was very comfortable. I am now seeing the target and shooting so much better. I tried a couple of times closing one eye or trying tape just to see and I couldn't do it, I felt somewhat blinded compared to 2 eyes. A friend of mine just recently had a lesson with Todd Bender and he convinced him to switch to 2 eyes. The time table he told him to get there was almost the same as it took me. I'm not saying that 2 eyes is achievable for everyone, but probably a lot more shooters are capable of shooting 2 eyed that will not realize it without making the effort.