Most of learned that shooting with one eye closed was the proper technique, and we have been doing it that way our whole lives. But have you ever tried shooting with both eyes open?
When faced with a life-threatening situation, your shooting skills will be tested and you may need to use skills you’ve never used before. Keeping both eyes open while shooting can be a great benefit because it allows you to be more aware of your surroundings while shooting. When it comes to defending your family, your neighbors, and yourself, good and quick judgment is key, and that means being able to perceive what is going on around you.
It might seem difficult at first, but you can learn to shoot with both eyes open by doing a little target practice and getting used to it. It’s easier than you think.
How accurate are you right now?
Would you stake your life on your ability to quickly and accurately draw, level, and fire your weapon when split seconds matter most?
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Tips for Shooting with Both Eyes Open
It is important to remember that real crisis situations are far from what you see in the movies; that is, one opponent to face at a time. You have to learn to keep both eyes open as you focus on the target and stay aware of other threats. Most of the time, these happen very quickly. Here is a very helpful article and video on learning how to shoot with your eyes open. Click here for the full post.
Learn to Shoot with Both Eyes Open
You don’t walk around with one eye closed, do you? Why should you shoot with one eye closed? Closing one eye while shooting decreases both situation awareness and depth perception. In a tactical situation this can be deadly. You need to learn to shoot with both eyes open in order to maneuver properly as you shouldn’t be standing still in a firefight. You also need the extra vision to “keep an eye out” for other targets. So check out the video below and start training to shoot with both eyes open.
Most practical shooters and enthusiasts may find this difficult to master but all they need is time, effort and practice. In low light situations, people who shoot with one eye shut will have problems, most of which would be avoidable if this shooting skill is learned. After all, having and using a firearm is all about protecting yourself and your loved ones.