Firearms training

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  1. batorthopa

    batorthopa Member

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    :tank:Silly question but here goes. Do left handed people still get trained shooting right handed?
     
  2. USMCGrunt

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    Batorthopa: do you know which of your eyes is dominant?
     
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    My right-handed DS shoots left handed. I didn't know he did this and when I saw one of the first pictures of him during Beast with his rifle slung across his chest in the opposite direction of everyone else, I asked. It shouldn't be a problem for you.
     
  4. USMCGrunt

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    Can't speak for the USNA but the Marine Corps doesn't force you to fire right handed. As I posted above, first step is to learn which eye is your dominant one. Then shoot with whatever hand allows that eye to be the aiming eye.
     
  5. batorthopa

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    Thanks all. It is my son that is going to NA. He is left handed but I don't know which eye is dominant. We will find out.
     
  6. USMCGrunt

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    Eye dominance: lots of quick tests.

    Here is one:
     
  7. GoNavyPro

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    You can shoot what ever way you like. They have brass deflectors on the M16s so that the brass ejecting doesn't hit the lefty's in the face. I personally shoot left handed rifle and right handed pistol (I'm weird, I know) since that's how I always shot growing up left eye dominant and it was fine over plebe summer. Hope this helps.

    -Class of '17, farm boy/prior gunsmith
     
  8. USMCGrunt

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    ^^ Yep!

    Main thing is to hit what you are aiming at!
     

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