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Old 07-27-2012, 05:59 AM   #26296
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Why? Being cross eye dominant and shooting a pistol will not have any effect on the shooter or the target. Or at least less effect than shooting with your weak hand.
I was born with bilateral strabismus (crossed eyes) and ended up with amblyopia (loss of vision in one eye). I am right handed but my left eye is my good one. Not much of a problem shooting handguns, but I have to shoot long guns left handed. I hate it when the brass bounces off my forehead!
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:38 AM   #26297
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Since she's right handed but left eye dominant she shoots handguns right handed but rifles like a lefty. She can shoot lefty with a handgun as well but does not have as much control. I let her find her comfort zone and she shoots quite well. Better than most guys do...and she handles a .45 quite well. She's tried to steal my HK45C more than once for her own.
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:12 AM   #26298
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That's what I needed to hear!
I've been happy for a few years with Don Hume leather. A regular vendor at our Orlando shows has loads of inventory. They do take a bit to break in, and they aren't the thickest of leather, but good retention and great value. I have some old Fobus stuff laying around, but like its been said, a bit thick for warm weather concealment. However I'm not really up to speed on what Fobus currently offers.
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:28 AM   #26299
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I've been happy for a few years with Don Hume leather. A regular vendor at our Orlando shows has loads of inventory. They do take a bit to break in, and they aren't the thickest of leather, but good retention and great value. I have some old Fobus stuff laying around, but like its been said, a bit thick for warm weather concealment. However I'm not really up to speed on what Fobus currently offers.
I'm looking to hide a small .38 revolver under a golf shirt or t-shirts,worn out, in the waistband of my shorts.
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:32 AM   #26300
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Use a rough out inside the pant (pocket) holster. Best cocealment and it won't print.
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:10 AM   #26301
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I'm looking to hide a small .38 revolver under a golf shirt or t-shirts,worn out, in the waistband of my shorts.
Any IWB holster will work for that if it isn't thick leather and molded to the gun.
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:19 AM   #26302
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I'm looking to hide a small .38 revolver under a golf shirt or t-shirts,worn out, in the waistband of my shorts.
Another option is the clip grip. It has a small section of the grip that is designed to fit over the waistband / belt.

Here is an example of one.
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:35 AM   #26303
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Yeah, but if you train with the "weak" hand, it won't make much or any difference. That can also be a big bonus if you need to shoot with an injured hand.
There are plenty of reasons to train support hand shooting, cross eye dominance is just not one of them IMO. I am sure you can train enough to make your support hand good, but I don't think you will make it as good as your strong hand. So to shoot weak hand only just because of cross eye dominance seems illogical. Any gains in the eyes are more than lost in the hand.
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:52 AM   #26304
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There are plenty of reasons to train support hand shooting, cross eye dominance is just not one of them IMO. I am sure you can train enough to make your support hand good, but I don't think you will make it as good as your strong hand. So to shoot weak hand only just because of cross eye dominance seems illogical. Any gains in the eyes are more than lost in the hand.
I concur. Learning to shoot well with weak hand is understandabke.

However I really don't see how using the same hand as dominant eye would matter.

It's like the photographers that would tell me that I have to shoot with with my dominant eye looking through the camera.

Using which ever eye was comfortable never kept me from winning awards.
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:55 AM   #26305
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I concur. Learning to shoot well with weak hand is understandabke.

However I really don't see how using the same hand as dominant eye would matter.

It's like the photographers that would tell me that I have to shoot with with my dominant eye looking through the camera.

Using which ever eye was comfortable never kept me from winning awards.
That is different because in shooting guns, the least you cock your head to shoot a handgun or rifle the better. And you never hold a camera at arms length to shoot with it.
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:03 AM   #26306
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That is different because in shooting guns, the least you cock your head to shoot a handgun or rifle the better. And you never hold a camera at arms length to shoot with it.
True.

Maybe the point isn't so much which eye your using but the head tilting?

I think most people tilt their heads too much regardless which eye/hand their using.
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:36 PM   #26307
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There are plenty of reasons to train support hand shooting, cross eye dominance is just not one of them IMO. I am sure you can train enough to make your support hand good, but I don't think you will make it as good as your strong hand. So to shoot weak hand only just because of cross eye dominance seems illogical. Any gains in the eyes are more than lost in the hand.
I beg to differ. I'm left handed and right eye dominant. For years I've shot with my left hand and only occasionally shooting with my right. Someone mentioned to me that I should shoot with my right hand more for self defense situations where possibly my left arm is disabled or can't be used for some reason. So, I started shooting with both hands an equal amount. Guess what, I'm more accurate with my right hand than with my left. Surprised the crap out of me.

Maybe I'm just an oddball and it doesn't matter for most shooters.

I'm not completely ambidextrous, but I do have some coordination in my right hand. Maybe this has allowed me to easily overcome that weakness and allow my right eye/right hand to work in better coordination. That then begs the question for someone who's left eye/right hand might have a coordination problem that masks the benefit of shooting left handed. Make sense.

One last point. The difference in accuracy between my left hand and right would not likely make any difference in a self defense situation. Bullseye competition would be another story.
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:42 PM   #26308
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True.

Maybe the point isn't so much which eye your using but the head tilting?

I think most people tilt their heads too much regardless which eye/hand their using.
They do and when I train that out of them they are better more comfortable shooters because of it.
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:45 PM   #26309
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Old 07-28-2012, 05:26 AM   #26310
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22 over 410.
Wouldn't that be a .5365853?

Sorry bad joke.
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