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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 4:29 am 
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Hello fellow sufferers. I was watching 10m air pistol on YouTube and most of the Korean and Chinese shooters don’t seem to use a blinder to cover the non shooting eye. They also look to have normal glasses on but I sure the glasses are very carefully made for shooting.
Seems to me it would be better to shoot without a blinder as it will interfere with balance, peripheral vision and our normal vision much less. As long as you are right hand/right eyed of course or vice versa.
I used to shoot with black side blinders on but stopped using them as my balance felt better with them off, so was wondering is the same could be said to shoot with no blinder over the non shooting eye. Standing on one leg and shutting one eye affects balance quickly, so having them both open should be an advantage.
I will give it a go, but wondered if anybody else had tried it, or know why most of the Asian shooters don’t use them?


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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 6:07 am 
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97nick wrote:
I used to shoot with black side blinders on but stopped using them as my balance felt better with them off,


Good thing as they are no longer legal.


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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 6:13 am 
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Brian Girling wrote:
97nick wrote:
I used to shoot with black side blinders on but stopped using them as my balance felt better with them off,


Good thing as they are no longer legal.



yes they wanted to make us more pretty for the cameras


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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 6:46 am 
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A quick click of my snips fixed mine.


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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 7:20 am 
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Rover wrote:
A quick click of my snips fixed mine.

That wasn't the problem they were discussing!


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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 10:22 am 
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william wrote:
Rover wrote:
A quick click of my snips fixed mine.

That wasn't the problem they were discussing!



Thanks William, for the record I know side blinders are banned. I am discussing the non shooting eye blinder.


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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 10:27 am 
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Check your PMs. I'm sending a pic of my glasses.


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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 12:02 pm 
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Brian Girling wrote:
97nick wrote:
I used to shoot with black side blinders on but stopped using them as my balance felt better with them off,


Good thing as they are no longer legal.


That's funny; it sounded that way to me.

BTW I'm not sending a pic of my glasses.


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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 2:14 am 
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I have lenses in front of both eyes, and have previously tried with a blinder for the non shooting eye and without.

I shoot better with a blinder cause my non shooting eye is dominant, but do not get as good balance or overall feeling with it. I found a good compromise though..

I use a semi transparent furniture......thingy. made of clear plastic, adhesive on one side, about 6-7mm in width. Blurs the target and leaves the rest of the range/peripheral clear.


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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 6:08 am 
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DanielSwe wrote:
I have lenses in front of both eyes, and have previously tried with a blinder for the non shooting eye and without.

I shoot better with a blinder cause my non shooting eye is dominant, but do not get as good balance or overall feeling with it. I found a good compromise though..

I use a semi transparent furniture......thingy. made of clear plastic, adhesive on one side, about 6-7mm in width. Blurs the target and leaves the rest of the range/peripheral clear.



I will have a go with a thinner one as well as you suggest, I use just the normal 30mm wide one, also transparent.


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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 6:53 am 
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For those who agree with the above; a strap of matte cellophane tape on the inside of the lens on your non-shooting eye is FREE.


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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 8:00 am 
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You want to shoot with translucent blinders, not opaque.

Your pupils will expand/constrict based on available light, but we have not evolved the ability to have them react independently, so if one eye sees light and the other sees dark, they will both go to a size somewhere between. So to avoid overloading your shooting eye, let the non-shooting eye see brightness, just not an image.

Easiest and cheapest is a small piece of scotch tape on the lens.

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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 2:07 pm 
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97nick wrote:
Brian Girling wrote:
97nick wrote:
I used to shoot with black side blinders on but stopped using them as my balance felt better with them off,


Good thing as they are no longer legal.


yes they wanted to make us more pretty for the cameras


And we all know how well that works. The networks just LOVE us now.

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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 8:32 am 
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Good thing as they are no longer legal.[/quote]

yes they wanted to make us more pretty for the cameras[/quote]

And we all know how well that works. The networks just LOVE us now.[/quote]

even more so now we have to play crap pop music on an endless loop whilst shooting.


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