Night shooting. One eye or two.

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by gatorhugger, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. gatorhugger

    gatorhugger Banned

    Jan 19, 2008
    Fun thing to try out.

    First of all, I have never shot a pistol at night in my life let me state that right of the bat.
    I was taught as many are, to keep both eyes open when shooting. Generally, I do.
    I did notice something, if you take a headlamp in your backyard, or cross hand a flashlight, and quickly bring your keltec up to aim, I find that I can locate and sight a whole lot faster with one eye.
    I don't know why. Try it. ( disclaimer, does not apply to the laser folks :))
  2. torrent

    torrent Well-Known Member

    Dec 18, 2006
    If the sight radius of a gun is long it helps to only use one eye, or if you are using a scope. The same applies to a target that is farther away. With these small guns and the fast target aquistion at close range it is easier for me to use both eyes. YMMV