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Starting over... What would you recommend?

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I tore my rotator cuff in 2 places 2 years ago in my shooting arm and had to have the surgery plus rehab. 6 months after surgery, I shot a few rounds and it left me hurting for a few days so I talked to my doctor. He recommended leaving off all practicing for a full year and let me heal completely then work back into it. Well, it's March, the shoulder feels great and I've got a big itch to go workout and shake off a lot of rust.

I figure this is my chance to start over and practice without the bad habits like cross shooting.... I'm right handed but would aim out of my left eye.(Long story but I got my right eye fixed and it's as strong as the left eye now.)

Soooo.... what recommendations so you have for someone re-learning? My ego is out of the picture so I can go as basic as needed.

Hit me, I need it! I've got 2 new handguns and 3 rifles that need breaking in!
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Yeah, getting with Cliff is something I really want/need to do. I've got to work my schedule so I can make the time.

Here's the odd thing, I've always shot with both eyes open. I got to be left eye dominate because for 30 years, I couldn't focus on a target with my right eye and I had to. Because of that, I learned to shoot rifles either right or left handed and comfortably either way.

Am I planning to compete? No, at least not in the foreseeable future, just want to be proficient & highly accurate. And yep, I look forward to as much practice as I can afford!
One thing I needed to add is I actually am right-eye dominate. The cross-shooting came from an old injury when I was a kid. Lasek surgery fixed that some years back and I feel myself wanting to use the right eye now instead of left. I was pretty accurate before cross shooting but not since the eye got fixed & that's why I'm work strictly from a right eye/right hand shoot.

Good advice in here, thanks all! I've been using snap caps this week to practice with in the house and it's getting more natural on the draw already.

And Cliff, I'm gonna be calling you soon to set up a time to go!
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