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    Right Hand Shooter, Left Eye Dominant - request for comment

    I understand that to get the right answer I must first ask the right question. I've tried without success to formulate that right question for a
    while now, so instead I will just give you the circumstances and request comment. I know I need professional help (careful Joe...)and will get that
    in due time, but until then...

    Right hand shooter, left eye dominant.

    Isosceles stance *except* my right arm puts the gun in front of my left eye; left arm slightly bent to accommodate.
    -have tried several other stances and their variations, this seems to work best and what I naturally do without thought

    Near vision out to the radius of my front sight is blurry without reading glasses; vision beyond that is crisp.
    - would strongly prefer to learn to shoot with both eyes open; have read that I should close right eye; tried both with similar results.
    <insert Jimi Hendrix here: 'scuse me while I close this eye..da da dum, du du DUM!>

    I shoot 2-3" groups at 9-15 yards but 2-3" left of bulleye. RSOs, experienced shooters and others tell me that is completely acceptable "combat shooting", which
    gives me comfort, but I want to improve. If I could shoot one round to the right of the bullseye I would pee my pants with joy.
    -according to the "Pistol Shooting Chart", I have "Too Little Trigger Finger". Exhaustive web searches yield no results for pills or
    ointments or exercises to enlargen my trigger finger; I finally concluded it must be my grip. BTW, I shoot the same with the SR22, so I know it's me.

    I have tried grip adjustments (rotating my hand this way or that way to change the trigger/distal phalanx interaction (yes I study Colhand's posts)
    with no appreciable positive/repeatable effect.

    I dry fire the crap out of the gun, concentrating on any front sight movement during the trigger pull and cannot for the life of me see where I am
    pulling off target. Maybe some mental state difference between being at home and being at the range? (careful Joe...)
    I"d love to have one of those laser bore practice aids, but the piggy bank still says "Nyet!"

    Sometimes I feel like I am making progress, other times I'm stumbling and bumbling...

    What drills, points of concentration would you recommend? What other comments can you offer? (careful Joe...)

    Thanks in advance! I hope I'm not coming off as whining, I'm just near the limit of my competency learning on my own.

    PS
    I finally take my CCW class a week from today! It will be my first time drawing from a holster with a loaded gun (Blackhawk Serpa, which will be
    regulated to range only).

    PPS
    A few weeks ago leaving the range, picking up my membership card from the counter, the old guy asked:
    "How did it go?"
    Well, I didn't kill any bullseyes, but I sure scared the crap outta them...
    "We offer a special service for folks like you: pre-punched targets you can take home and show off to your friends!"

    I think he was joking....
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    You have taken the first and most important step, acknowledging you need professional help
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    Quote Originally Posted by NamVetJoe View Post
    You have taken the first and most important step, acknowledging you need professional help
    I sent you a pm
    Thanks Joe! I know I can always rely on you to offer helpful advice...

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    Well I am exactly opposite of you right eye dominant left handed. I shoot pistols left handed rifles and shotguns right handed.

    Anyway enough about me my suggestion is kick that rear sight to the right and stay with what's natural for you as that's where your going to go in the heat of the moment.

    Stop over thinking and tell yourself I'm going to hit right there and let her rip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swallisa View Post
    Well I am exactly opposite of you right eye dominant left handed. I shoot pistols left handed rifles and shotguns right handed.

    Anyway enough about me my suggestion is kick that rear sight to the right and stay with what's natural for you as that's where your going to go in the heat of the moment.

    Stop over thinking and tell yourself I'm going to hit right there and let her rip.

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    "over thinking"...

    I do have a propensity for that...
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    Dry fire against a while or solid color wall... See if the sights move when you pull the trigger back...

    If they move, try different finger positions and see if you can decrease the movement...

    Also try increasing the grip in your weak hand... It will help steady the gun and keep it from moving as much...
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    Slice, I started shooting with both eyes open about a year ago. It was extremely hard for me,
    but has now become almost natural. My accuracy has improved dramatically. (Righthand/right eye dominant, BTW)
    You may want to give it another chance.
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    Would also recommend getting used to both eyes open.

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    Hey Slice,
    I did not read your entire post but I have the same situation... I have known it. Since childhood when my Dad would take me shooting. I have shot and carried lefty for at least 45 years and lever felt ant need to switch and or modify... Plus my Dad was a southpaw and I emulated all had that he had done
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    You need to train yourself. Try being left handed in a right handed world.

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