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...
Here is a short excerpt from a fundamentals course we ran out here on the ranch. Many times when new shooters get started we see them adjusting their heads to their sight vs bringing their sights up in front of their eyes. This can lead to poor body position, losing focus of the target during weapon manipulations and the potential of never acquiring the sights at all under stressful situations (looking over the pistol).
Here are a few tips and things your can do to help make sure that you can properly acquire you sights and watch the "field" through your weapon manipulations. For more information and a deeper dive into these specific fundamentals join us on the FSW University and check out these 3 training series:
-The Combat Mobility System
-Training The High Ready Position
-6 Fundamentals For Defensive Pistol
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