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How many lefties do we have here?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by spookshack, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. spookshack

    spookshack Forest Grove, OR Life Member Lifetime Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    100% southpaw here!
     
  2. CharlesAFerg

    CharlesAFerg Beaverton Active Member

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    I'm gonna learn, as I'm left eye dominant, but right handed.
    I'll figure it out.

    Any shooters have the same situation as me?
     
  3. JennyC

    JennyC Portland, Oregon Member

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    I'm the same as you! :)

    I'm left eye dominant but normally right handed. We've gone shooting quite a few times since we figured this out and I've mainly used my left hand. I think it has helped me.
     
  4. RickB

    RickB Greater Seattle area Member

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    I'm left-handed, and barely left-eye dominant. All the eye dominance tests say I'm lefty-eyed, but I usually shoot with my right eye at least partially shut-down, so there is only one set of sights and one target from which to choose. I am surprised by the number of shooters who are cross-dominant, and didn't even know the condition existed until I started shooting with a large group of people on a regular basis.
     
  5. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    For a long time I couldn't figure out why Jenny couldn't hit the paper with my Sig P226 at even 20 feet. Then I read about cross-dominance on a forum somewhere and had her try it. Sure enough, left eye, right hand. Had her try shooting left/left and she outshoots me now :(
     
  6. Ballistic

    Ballistic Salem, Oregon Active Member

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    "How many lefties do we have here?"

    Hopefully none!

    Lefties are evil, Demonic minions of Satan. I thought everybody knew this; what are they teaching kids these days.
     
  7. CharlesAFerg

    CharlesAFerg Beaverton Active Member

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    Makes it harder for the heavenly, right-handed criminal types to snatch weapons.

    It sure has helped me, I'm getting better groups - I just need to send my weapon to H&K and get the controls flipped.
     
  8. ch139

    ch139 teh gehtoe Active Member

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    I'm 100%, can't do anything with my right hand.
     
  9. Mark-60

    Mark-60 Someplace near Hillsboro Active Member

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    I call myself a lefty, but i think i'm kind of ambi. I can a lot of things with either hand.

    -Mark.
     
  10. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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    My baby Mama is an evil lefty.. Crossing my fingers my baby is not!
     
  11. markw76

    markw76 Portland/Moscow on the Willamette Member

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    Those are leftists. 8)
     
  12. Zeke Menuar

    Zeke Menuar Oregon Monsoon Central Member

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    Handgun - Left.

    Rifle - Right
     
  13. lazyeye

    lazyeye Corvallis, OR Member

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    Nearly ambi with firearms.
    My left eye sees much better than my right, but I'm right hand dominant.
     
  14. CharlesAFerg

    CharlesAFerg Beaverton Active Member

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    Surprised that there is somebody else like me.
     
  15. SOG165

    SOG165 Cent. Or. Member

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    All lefty here
     
  16. elsullo

    elsullo Portland Oregon New Member

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    I am left handed, and slightly clumsy with my right. I bat and golf right-handed, but throw and bowl with my left. I shoot left-handed, but at age fifty seven finally discovered that I am right eye dominant, and need to learn to shoot all over again!

    Why are so many firearm manufacturers so stupid as to exclude ambidextrous safeties on their gun designs?...........................elsullo :huh:
     
  17. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    +1 for ambi here. I write, shoot, and use a fork left handed but do almost everything else right-handed. :thumbup:
     
  18. Bohican

    Bohican Salem New Member

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    Same here. I'm right/right, but my uncorrected left eye is a heck of alot better than my right, so I tend to shoot that way.

     
  19. aquariumjunky

    aquariumjunky Albany, Oregon Active Member

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    So in short we are all all screwed up?

    I shoot rifles left handed and pistols right. Should probally learn to shoot pistols left and I might actually hit something. I am righthanded (probally a product of left being bad and having it beaten out of me in public school system) but strongly left eyed.

    Steven
     
  20. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    :laugh: I thought you meant fiscally speaking! :laugh: