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Old March 18, 2008, 08:46 PM   #1
chooy721
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Shotgun Training for Crossdominant (which shotgun)?

I am left eyed,right handed, I want to purchase a shotgun. My choices are a LH 870 Express or a RH Police...what should I buy?
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Old March 19, 2008, 11:16 AM   #2
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How do you shoot?

I am the same way, but shoot right handed and it works just fine with a long gun. I just have to close my left eye just a little bit sometimes. I'm working on overcoming it with handguns still though.

I'd go for whichever feels most natural to bring on target and cycle the action on. Can't go wrong with a good old 870.
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Old March 19, 2008, 11:23 AM   #3
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The sights on my AR15 and shotgun are far enough away from my face that I can focus on them with my right eye (I'm right handed left eyed as well).

Handguns are another issue and I'm still trying to find a consistent solution.
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Old March 19, 2008, 11:44 AM   #4
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Well, you have two choices. Either shoot off the left shoulder and use your dominent eye. or shoot off the right shoulder and close your dominent eye. I can't see where the left hand shotgun really helps either, but if you choose to become a lefty, then buying the left handed shotgun might make some sense.
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Old March 19, 2008, 04:03 PM   #5
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Lots of hunters are left handed and use "normal" guns. That being said, if you are highly distracted or uncomfortable with doing that, find the method that works and practice, practice, practice.
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