Originally Posted by Brian Pfleuger
What is the significance of color-blindness to safe gun handling?
My father was color-blind (red-green only). He taught me to shoot when I was 9, and it had no significance to that. He wasn't a hunter, so I don't know how much it would have affected his ability to see blaze orange in the field. That's the only safety-related issue I can think of offhand. But we did sometimes go for walks during deer season in Vermont, and he knew which hat was his blaze orange one; I just don't know how much it would have stood out for him in the field.
There were no advantages to it that I ever noticed -- he was terrible at picking out his own clothes.