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    Re: How do you "train" yourself to use holo sights?

    Maybe your POI shift is consistent with both eyes open so try zero'ing your weapon with both eyes open. Ofcourse if you are able to zero with both eyes open, this means you will always have to shoot with both eyes open and never be able to shoot the holosight with left eye closed

    If your POI shift is not consistent, meaning that it varies, then you will have no choice but to shoot with left eye closed.

    Easy way to tell which eye is dominant. Look at something off in a distance about 10 yards are so away, such as a door or something. Now with both eyes open, put one finger in front of the door as if it was a front sight of a gun. Now close your left eye, if the finger is still on the door, then that means you are right eye dominant. If it shifted then that means you are left eye dominant.




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    Re: How do you "train" yourself to use holo sights?

    I had trouble keeping both eyes open on the EoTech myself. I had the best results by simply "retraining" myself at night. I mounted a Streamlight TLR1 on the rail, and kept both eyes open while getting accustomed to the halogram.This worked reasonably well, but not 100% - as I couldn't do any live fire at night to assure my concept was working.

    Eventually, it took a couple range sessions to get used to teh EoTech, but what really hit the proverbial nail on the head was using iron sights to co-witness. Once I did that, and then dropped the rear sight - the rest was easy.

    I bought an Aimpoint Comp (ML2) and figured it would be easy, but NO - I feel like that thing is a scope and my sub-concious kicks in.

    Bottom line for me? Hell, at the risk of drawing criticism for this statement... just shoot the way you are the most accurate and have fun. If we ever have a true SHTF scenario, it won't matter one way or another if you use one or two eyes.

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    Re: How do you "train" yourself to use holo sights?

    I did one of those eye tests to myself tonight. Here is how I was told to do it and it works like a champ.

    Hold your hands out in front of you like you are trying to do a pushup to the air... make your hands flat and straight up and down... have your thumbs pointing inward and toward each other... now put your hands together and make a circle about the size of a quarter. Focus on something through the hole you just made and keep your eyes on it the entire time. Now move your hands in toward your face. You'll pull it in toward your dominant eye.

    That was on a video in CWP class that I didn't really pay attention to because I know how to shoot my pistol. Didn't think about it until I was having trouble with the eotech. I dont have one so not a big deal now.

    I think I'll just have to close an eye. Yeah might catch some grief, but its how I shoot! Now I just need my ammo to get here so I can try out the new toy!

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    Re: How do you "train" yourself to use holo sights?

    Here's one technique.

    holding the rifle down, well below your line of sight, look at something in the distance with both eyes open. Now slowly raise the rifle up until it is within your line of sight. Without taking your eyes off whatever you were looking at you should see the red dot suddenly appear. This is the drill we use for teaching people to use binoculars, look at the target and bring the binoculars up into the line of sight. Your brain will make the switch automatically if you let it. I tried this with my ACOG when I first got it and it worked like a champ.

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    Re: How do you "train" yourself to use holo sights?

    I too have to shoot both eyes open. I am RIGHT eyed and DIABETIC. I am loosing my sight in my RIGHT eye. Not good folks. How I shoot BOTH EYES open is move the Eotech FORWARD on the rail. Now open both eyes, like with a scoped handgun, and focus on the target. After a little practice you can adjust the Eotech BACK to where it is COMFORTABLE for you to shoot.:2cents:
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    Re: How do you "train" yourself to use holo sights?

    I guess my eyes are just gifted...
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    Re: How do you "train" yourself to use holo sights?

    Rainley your young, just keep on living things change as you get older. ;D

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    Re: How do you "train" yourself to use holo sights?

    Sig that sounds like that may work. I'll try that.

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    Re: How do you "train" yourself to use holo sights?

    You might just be brain ^&(*ing the whole situation. You've gotten yourself used to doing things one way and that's how you're going to do it. If nothing else on this thread has worked for you try getting some cheap a$$ airsoft rifle with the red-dot scope and start chasing the cats around the house. You'll eventually just see the red dot on the kittty, pull the trigger, and not worry about left eye closed or open.
    It's all fun and games till you get off at Auschwitz.

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    Re: How do you "train" yourself to use holo sights?

    Wow, this thread's almost two years old.

    Since I missed it the first time, the way I train people to use an RDS (normally an Aimpoint) is to close the front cap and tell them to put the dot on a distant target. If they close the left eye they can't. If they have both eyes open as you should when fighting anyway the dot will transpose onto the sight picture magically.

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