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One Eye or Two?

This is a hard subject to approach, since none of us can see through the eyes of another.

There are many skeet shooters that shoot with one eye closed and break their share of 25’s, 50’s, and 100’s. However, when ties occur during tournaments and shoot-offs are needed to decide a winner, they will be at a tremendous disadvantage.

Why?

Because championships are decided by shooting doubles at stations 3, 4, and 5. The one-eyed shooter will soon discover he does not have the peripheral vision necessary to acquire the second target fast enough to make a quick, clean, shot. Quite often, he will find himself searching for the target and then shooting behind it because it has traveled too far.

After losing a few shoot-offs, you’ll finally begin to realize that unless a change is made, the champion will consistently be the other guy.

If, after trying, you have difficulty making the transition, seek advice from experienced shooters at your club.

As you become more and more involved in registered shooting, you’ll continually be trying to improve. No change you’ll ever make will benefit you more than this one.

By Barry Greenberg