Welcome to another Tactical Tuesday Tip. Cross-eye shooting might not be a common but I see it enough on the range that it’s important to understand how to make the most of it. In this blog post, we’ll explore the importance of proper body position, aligning your sights with your dominant eye, and the benefits of this technique in various shooting situations.
The Problem with Cross-Eye Shooting
Cross-eye shooting occurs when someone’s handedness (left or right) does not align with their dominant eye. This leads to awkward body positioning and head movements, making it challenging to maintain accuracy and stability while shooting. This issue becomes even more problematic when you’re in high-stress situations or need to engage in dynamic shooting scenarios like moving and shooting, cutting angles, and using cover and concealment.
The Importance of Body Position
The foundation of effective shooting, whether you’re dealing with cross-eye...
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If you have good situational awareness for your surroundings you can start to identify good points of cover and assess the best approach to get to them. This may not always be running in a straight line to the piece of cover though. Side to side movements in relation to the threat may in some cases get us behind cover more quickly and make us a harder target to hit for the bad guy. The longer we are exposed the more time they have to set up an accurate shot as well. For a further breakdown on this topic please join us for our private online training platform the "FSW University" which can be found here on our website.
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