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    Need helpmwith switching from rt hand shooter to lt hand

    Don't know if this is correct place for this question but.... I have a recent injury that resulted in-partial loss of feeling in the rt hand and need to learn how to switch to left hand. I am rt eye dominant. My AR has 1x4.5 scope and co witness Iron sights.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Don

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    I am sorry for your injury. I wish I had wisdom to offer, hopefully others here can help.

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    Just recently went through a class and they had a person that was left handed but right eye dominant. The solution to train them once they got the guy figured out was to completely cover they eye and force the left eye to do the work. (not blacked out but just that the lease of the glasses were blacked out. After that, the guy really started to get better.

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    Just train to shoot lefty using the left eye. I'm a lefty but right eye dominant. I shoot rifles using my left eye to look through the sights, and pistols using my right eye to look through the sights.

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    With a RDS or a scope I just keep both eyes open - works fine off either shoulder; for shotguns and rifles with open sights I have to close my left eye when shooting off the right shoulder; with the pistol just keep both eyes open and you will naturally align the pistol below the master eye.

    If you have trouble getting a sight picture on the pistol with both eyes open you can put a piece of opaque cellophane tape on the lens of your shooting glasses, over the non dominant eye. That makes the view out of that eye blurred enough that you should sharply focus out of the other eye. After a while you may be able to shoot with both lenses clear.

    Being able to close either eye independent of the other is pretty important for using cover. As an example, you don't want to expose your whole head to get your right eye clear on a right hand corner.
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    Would a 45-degree offset BUIS bring the sights over in front of your right eye?

    For pistols, just tilt the top about 45 degrees inboard. This is a technique devised by cross-dominant Marine pistol ace Bill McMillan, who took Olympic gold with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondback View Post
    Would a 45-degree offset BUIS bring the sights over in front of your right eye?
    Maybe I've been doing it wrong, but I've always rotated the rifle to zero and use angled BUIS. If I fired the rifle upright, the sights would be off.
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