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Old October 31, 2007, 06:03 PM   #1
Shane Tuttle
Join Date: November 28, 2005
Location: Montana
Posts: 8,827
Optical Aids...even for us young bucks...

I have been looking into optical aids for the long range sessions my wife and I attend. I don't wear glasses, but I do wear safety glasses.

As the day goes on when I'm shooting pistols, my eyes start to fatigue a little. I don't have a hard time focusing on the target then bringing up my sights to acquire aim and focusing on the front sight. Where I DO have issues is that both of my eyes want to fight for dominance. I've found that I'm left eye dominant and I shoot right handed. However, the dominance of my left eye is not THAT dominant.

I don't know if this is true or not for others. But, in a way, I think it's a good thing to be able to use either eye for shooting. However, when fatigue sets in, they start fighting each other. Not so good.

To get to my point, I've surfed around for optics and Brownell's have some that range from $20 to $65. They suction to your glasses and it seems to be a glorified peep hole.

1. Do they work for you?

2. Are there others out there that may be a better product?

3. Is this just a band-aid and need to change my practice techniques on my eyes?

I know that the easy way out is to keep my range time down, but I would like to find a way to excercise endurance. The reason is that my wife and I really like to spend time this way and we are seriously thinking about going to training courses on a regular basis that are easily 8hrs. a day for several days. We don't want to lag behind like an out of shape runner in the Boston Marathon.

Thoughts, please...
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