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Hey guys, bit of a brain teaser for any instructors here.

Im one of the odd people whose dominant hand is different than my dominant eye. (Im right handed but i naturally want to sight from my left eye). I long guns right-handed and Ive managed to train myself to use my right eye to proficient accuracy.

Im thinking of buying a pistol, but when i shoot one right handed it throws my aim off. Trying to sight with my right eye often leads to parallax and double vision. Im thinking of going with a left handed weapon.

My question is what; if any; semi-auto pistols would accomadate left-handers? Particularly with regards to the magazine release since many of the guns if tried would run the risk of my trigger finger accidently dropping the mag.

Im looking for something in the style of a Glock or Springfield XD, .357 SIG - .45 ACP
 

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When shooting a pistol I aim with my left eye if shooting right handed and with my right eye if shooting left handed. Unless I'm shooting cowboy style (or is it dirty harry style) right handed then I aim with my right hand. And suprisingly, I can shoot decent. Its strange
 

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I am a level 2 International pistol coach with the NRA and USAS. I recommend you use an opaque blocker on the non shooting eye when you are cross dominant. A small piece of Scocth Magic Tape does the trick. Never close one eye when shooting a firearm. It causes both eyes to have their pupils dilate and you can ruin your sharp focus.

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I have the same problem Michael only that I hold the gun primarly with my left hand (trigger finger)
 

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Doug Bowser said:
Never close one eye when shooting a firearm. It causes both eyes to have their pupils dilate and you can ruin your sharp focus.

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Ive always tried that, but I always have the issue of double vision; two sets of sights trying to figure out which ones the right one. What Ive learned to do is slightly squint the unused eye and force the other to take over.
 

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mike_eubank said:
Doug Bowser said:
Never close one eye when shooting a firearm. It causes both eyes to have their pupils dilate and you can ruin your sharp focus.

Doug
Ive always tried that, but I always have the issue of double vision; two sets of sights trying to figure out which ones the right one. What Ive learned to do is slightly squint the unused eye and force the other to take over.
Use the opaque blocker.

Doug
 
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