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Old November 11th, 2013, 05:25 PM #1
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Left eye dominant but right handed

I am left eye dominant but right handed. For handgun shooting this is not a big problem but for rifle shooting I was thinking about teaching myself to shoot left handed. Do you think starting out with a Ruger 10/22 is a good place to start? I have no experience with rifles and would eventually also like to get a shotgun.
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Old November 11th, 2013, 05:51 PM #2
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While I can't answer your question, I have interest in the responses as I just recently found out my wife is the same way. My oldest son (who has no interest in our hobby) learned he was left eye dominant many years ago in Cub Scouts. Wonder if it's a genetic thing?
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Old November 11th, 2013, 05:54 PM #3
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Starting out with any .22 lr rifle would be a great way to start. A semi auto may be a little more of a challenge since you will have casings ejecting into your face or at a minimum your line of sight.

It is far easier to learn to do something with your left hand versus changing your dominate eye.
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I have the same issue and only shoot right handed with no issues . I just have to close my left eye when shooting a rifle , although with reddots it is not an issue I can still use my right eye with both open . I just worked through it over the years .

I can shoot left as well but prefer right .
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My wife is the same way, she learned to shoot rifles left-handed and does rather well.

Can't really go wrong with the 10/22, the only real downside is that .22lr ammo is not as common as it used to be.
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I am left eye dominant but right handed, have watched brass fly in front of my face years with semiautomatic rifles, just got used to it, was not a big deal until I fired a Tavor and the brass kept hitting me in the face. But best of all Stag makes a left handed AR-15 which I bought a few years ago, however you cannot with the new laws. And by the way I also have a 10/22 and have no issues with it.
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My son is the same way. He has learned to shoot well with a rifle with two eyes open ... With an eotech
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My son is the same way. He has learned to shoot well with a rifle with two eyes open ... With an eotech
that's what I have to do...Im left eye dominant but shoot right handed...I cant shoot left handed unless im just messing around and my grouping is not very good lol
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Yeah I am exactly the same. I used to always shoot right handed and would have to turn my head all the way over to the right to see the sight with my left eye not even thinking that was wrong until I went to buy a bow, learning I was left eye dominant. I practiced shooting left handed with a pellet gun at first, it was awkward but I got used to it pretty quickly.
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My wife has the same issue. Started shooting left handed. She shoots a 10/22 no problem left handed.


   
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