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Old October 10, 2019, 04:25 AM   #26
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Had to make some changes.

My right handed shooting partner had a stroke some years ago. He lost the vision in his right eye. Friend now shoots left handed. He remains a good shot.

Before my cataract surgery, I shot left eyed using right hand with a handgun. No need to shoot this way after cataract removed.
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Old October 10, 2019, 06:46 AM   #27
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I couldn't figure out why, after 3 sets of glasses from 3 different places, my vision still wasn't clear..until I bought my first, after lotsa years, handgun to go shoot with my 2 grown sons..nothing, like the sights and targets, seemed clear out of my right eye. Lo and behold..I have some double vision out of my right eye. Ophthalmologist says I have some 'bubbles and a 'line' in my RH lens..not a muscle thing..cataract surgery to correct if it bugs me enough(it doesn't)...so off to the range using my left eye to shoot..and viola...clear shooting..so yup, LH eyeball shooting works for me..
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Old October 11, 2019, 11:10 AM   #28
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I'm right handed and (was) right eye dominant before overaggressive skiing blinded my right eye. It played hell with my long gun game but had little effect on my IPSC competition. I avoided rifles for a long time but eventually resolved to learn to mount them on the left. It took a while but now I reflexively mount left. All my rifles are semi auto; right side eject has posed no problems whatsoever from 10/22's, AR's of various calibers and an M1A SOCOM. My HD shotgun is a KSG with bottom eject like your Ithaca 37. No problems. The best advice I can offer is to get a 10/22 and shoot it left handed a lot and often. You'll get your skills back.
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Old October 11, 2019, 01:21 PM   #29
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Left eye; right hand

After 50+ years of shooting right and right, my eyes changed and I am now left eye dominant.
A royal PITA. I still compete with pistol but with a red dot sight using my left eye and moving my strong hand slightly to my left.

No issues whatsoever and I still place 1st or 2nd in meets.

Rifle does not pose a problem with a scope but shotgun is a disaster.

Good luck.
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Old October 13, 2019, 02:12 PM   #30
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For your AR-15. get a brass deflector, Brownells has them for under $25. I am right handed but shoot lefty with a rifle, because my right eye is bad.

It gave me fits when I qualified in Basic training, because I was lousy with my left hand.

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PS: Does your rifle have that nub on it, right behind the ejector? If it does, that is a brass deflector.
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Old November 4, 2019, 07:09 AM   #31
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Is it your opinion that my shooting rifles, shotguns and compound bows right-handed would have been superior, i.e., more accurate, faster, easier, or more comfortable?
  I think Yes, they would be more accurate. The other day I read an article about this, if I can find it, I will sent it
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Old November 4, 2019, 12:27 PM   #32
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Based on my father's advice that was, in turn, based on his own experience I shot my single shot .22 left-handed. My accuracy was IMMEDIATELY SUPERIOR compared to the accuracy of shooting right-handed. It is a well-known fact that some people have cross-dominant vision - that is, for example, a person may have a dominant left eye although the person is definitely right-handed. I also shoot compound bows left-handed. I can't shoot a hand gun left-handed but I must aim with my left eye. I certainly don't insist that people with left eye dominance shoot left-handed but my father's experience and advice enabled me to successfully hunt many game animals, birds (e.g. pheasants), and waterfowl for many years including one Pope & Young Whitetail buck, and several other trophies hanging on my walls.
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