Tape on non dominant lens

Discussion in 'Competition Shooting Forum' started by TTUshooter, Nov 11, 2007.

  1. TTUshooter

    TTUshooter New Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    DFW/Lubbock TX
    Hey everyone. I just wanted to pose a question to y'all. In many of the IDPA and USPSA matches i've been in i've seen guys with a pieces of tape on the lens to obscure the vision of the non dominant eye. Do any of y'all do this and what are its advantages. I imagine it has something to do with acquiring the front sight faster. But i'd like to hear what y'all in TFF land have to say on this.
  2. Tom Militano

    Tom Militano New Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Jacksonville, AL
    You can buy clip on blinders that some use on their glasses or attach to their hat brim.
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2007

  3. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Guest

    About the only way to tell if that works for YOU is to try it. It works for some, not for others.

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  5. williamd

    williamd New Member

    Mar 21, 2007
    You can also be trained to use both eyes even if cross dominant. Know a guy who does this for police forces. It works!
  6. Oneida Steve

    Oneida Steve Well-Known Member

    Sep 28, 2006
    Upstate NY
    I've taped up the entire lens for our Jr. shooters who can't close their non-dominate eye. It works very well. We now keep two dedicated pair of shooting glasses with taped lenses at the range. Some of our beginning adult pistol shooters have used them also.

    Like armedandsafe says, try it for yourself.
  7. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2001
    Here at TFF
    People need to train using both eyes open. Especially in IDPA and IPSC. Lots giong on you can't see with only one eye.