Cross-dominant

I recently found out that my left eye is dominant. I am right-handed. So I have a few questions, chief of which is: How fricked am I?

Also, what things can be done to mitigate this issue? Do red dots help or are iron sights usually better? Will I have to just learn to shoot with my non-dominant hand? Can I train myself to switch which eye is my dominant one somehow? Must I learn to shoot like police cadets in the 1920s—from the hip with one hand stretched out like some sort of Indian greeting?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >How fricked am I
    Yes.
    >Also, what things can be done to mitigate this issue?
    Learn to shoot southpaw. You should be capable of shooting from both sides, regardless.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Fair enough. However, I am extremely right-handed, can barely write my name with my left hand. The fine motorskills are barely there, honestly.

      In the same boat here, right handed and left eye dominant. For handguns I have an RMR and I use irons. I raise the weapon to my center and twist my head just enough to align my left eye. Neither the dot or the irons feel better as far as cross dominance is concerned. I do prefer the dot but that's more of a preference than it working better. Never had an issue after I started this. For rifles I just close my left eye when shouldered to the right.

      Sounds like an interesting strategy. Will try it out. Thanks for the tip.

      For handguns it's easy. After a short while of practice you line up the gun to the left eye automatically
      For rifles? I dunno. Close your left eye?

      Yeah, for rifles it doesn't matter, but for pistols and revolvers, though, you mean to say that I could go crisscross and still shoot accurately without much adjustment? That sounds weird to me because if how the angles off my hand is with a gun compared to the opposite eye.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >That sounds weird to me because if how the angles off my hand is with a gun compared to the opposite eye.
        Just try it
        Or don't. Works for me

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >I am extremely right-handed, can barely write my name with my left hand
        Are you familiar with the concept of practice? Literally just practice with your lefthand. It won't happen overnight, you'll have to actively. Idk, maybe that's a novel idea

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >The fine motorskills are barely there, honestly.
        First of all, shooting is not tennis or baseball. The skill of aiming comes mostly from your eyes. Secondly, a skill learned with one hand is not automatically transferred to your other hand, regardless of hand dominance. Left handers who shoot righty all the time feel weird shooting lefty, because they don't train that skill. You'll feel normal shooting lefty very quickly, because your left eye is all that matters.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    In the same boat here, right handed and left eye dominant. For handguns I have an RMR and I use irons. I raise the weapon to my center and twist my head just enough to align my left eye. Neither the dot or the irons feel better as far as cross dominance is concerned. I do prefer the dot but that's more of a preference than it working better. Never had an issue after I started this. For rifles I just close my left eye when shouldered to the right.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    For handguns it's easy. After a short while of practice you line up the gun to the left eye automatically
    For rifles? I dunno. Close your left eye?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Personally just use the hand next to the dominant eye, but I'm left-handed/right eye dominant so it might be a more of a problem for left-eye right hand users.
      And just practice transitioning from one side to the other with the rifle, after a while the used eye doesn't really matter unless the cross dominance is due to one eye being shit.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's literally nothing. Just keep both eyes open, focus on the target and shoot. If you miss, adjust your aim until you don't miss.
    Literally do nothing else and stop watching YouTube videos about it

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Alright, I'll do my best.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      moron that's not how you use sights

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Master ambidextrous shooting. You can still get away with bench shooting with magnified optics on rifles with your right hand but more dynamic stuff will demand you use your left hand and its a very easy transition on the AR. Pistols are a no brainer, just shift your aim to your left eye
    >t. Right hand left eye dominant

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Just do this. Except keep your gun level unlike this tard.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >left eye is dominant. I am right-handed
    Go into baseball.
    > Seriously. All of the great hitters in baseball were cross dominant
    > think about it
    > as a right handed hitter
    > your left eye has an unobstructed view of the pitcher
    > your right eye has to look across your nose
    In normal society, right eye / right hand is the vast majority
    In the upper echelons of baseball hitters, cross dominant is the vast majority

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You got it opposite. Baseball doesn't teach things. Its people with gift find their call in baseball.
      Pro Baseball players also have freakishly good eyesight
      https://appliedvisionbaseball.com/do-baseball-players-have-better-eyesight/
      Does it mean baseball trains eyesight? No. It means there is self selection of people with good eyesight who are successful and therefore stay in baseball.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Baseball doesn't teach things.
        >Does it mean baseball trains eyesight? No.
        anon never implied that, he was saying OP should become a baseball hitter to make use of his cross dominance.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This is the 2nd or 3rd thread we have had about this in the last couple of months.
    I was led to believe that this condition is rare, but I am now wondering if it is only rare because it is not measured
    t. left handed but right eyed and right footed

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I've read somewhere that most people are cross-dominant, but /k/ keeps saying it's rare.
      I think /k/ is full of shit and most people have no idea which eye is dominant

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >I've read somewhere that most people are cross-dominant
        I don't think that is true at all, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15513112/

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Fair enough
          So ~40% are cross-dominant. Not exactly rare
          Now that I think about it, I think it was a dude trying to teach me how to shoot bow and arrows who said it

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15513112/
          >questionnaire studies
          I've been looking into it and it is pretty messy. The field doesn't even agree on terms. There probably isn't a lot of grant money out there for this topic. I've seen it reported as low as 1%, but this is for eye-hand-foot cross-dominance.

          Fair enough
          So ~40% are cross-dominant. Not exactly rare
          Now that I think about it, I think it was a dude trying to teach me how to shoot bow and arrows who said it

          From what I read, it says that a previous study found that 35% of right handers are left eyed, and 43% of southpaws are right eyed. Their study tries shit on the previous study by saying that they looked at "consistent" handedness instead, defining it as those who write and throw with the same hand. They claim that, in the consistent handed, only 24% of righties are left eyed and 28% of lefties are right eyed, but the inconsistent handed are still a mess. For me, I want to see this measured and not based on self report data from the 1990s

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >but the inconsistent handed are still a mess.
            I fit right in then.
            I switch between fork/knife all the time, mostly fork in right hand, and jerk off left handed (could just be because of growing up with online porn)

            Still don't get op's issue tho.
            Just pick an eye and stick with it

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >jerk off left handed
              >he doesn't alternate between hands for novelty
              >he doesn't use both hands for 2X pleasure
              >he isn't using his off hand to stimulate some other part of the body

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            For pistols it's easy enough to switch what eye you use, but dealing with cross-dominance with rifles is a pain. It mostly comes down to relearning how you hold it.

            I don't have a dominant eye and didn't even know that was a thing until I was in my 20s. When ever I do those test where you hold your hands out and make a hole, focus on something distant and bring your hand in, I just see 2 holes I can put the distant object in and pick what eye sees it.
            I usually shoot with my right eye because I'm right handed, but I'm competent with both eyes.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >>I've read somewhere that most people are cross-dominant
        Sounds like you read some dumbass sources, because that is objectively false.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Aaron from Sage Dynamics is cross eye dominant he has made a video about it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8lbIdkT01w

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >tfw blind in left eye
    >tfw stereoblind
    >tfw I don't have this problem when aiming a gun
    literally one of the only benefits

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You clearly don't shoot to begin with if you're asking these questions.
    Dominance is a meme, it doesn't matter. Just close your left eye. Or look at the target (like you should be doing anyway). You will see two guns. Just line up the sights on either gun, it literally doesn't matter which. It's literally just a shift left/right of your hand of about an inch. Who cares?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Dominance is a meme, it doesn't matter
      If you shoot with two eyes open it isn't a meme. Brain would be using dominant eye picture. If you want shoot two eyes open and line up gun fast you would be using dominant eye.
      Of course you can close one eye and circumvent eye dominance issue.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I fail to see how anything in what you said makes cross eye dominance a problem. Eye dominance means that you would naturally choose the appropriate sight picture for the eye. if you somehow pick the "wrong" set of sights it just means that you was never dominant in that eye to begin with, since that's exactly how eye dominance is defined. And even if the sights are on the non-dominant eye, the very presence of the sight picture then forces your brain to use the non-dominant eye. There is no need, pistol or rifle, to ever have to train yourself to use the dominant eye.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You know, when people say something is a meme, they don't necessarily mean that it doesn't exist, just that it doesn't matter.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You can do what I did and get the frick over it and shoot right handed anyway

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >>How fricked am I?
    Doesn’t seem to be a problem for Hickock45. Get to training.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Wear an eye patch for several weeks to months on your dominant eye while living life. After a few months just wear it for around 10 minutes before then during shooting practice then take it off mid way. After a while you won't need it when you shoot.

    It's funny how you can train your brain to do tasks like this but that's all it really takes.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    hold the gun in the center, turn your head to the right, use left eye.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You have to close your left eye when shooting. There's nothing more to it.

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