John met up with Kathryn at Governors Gun Club to diagnose her eye dominance issues which have made it difficult for her to aim. It seems Kathryn has an astigmatismand difficult focusing which causes her to see double unless she closes one eye. There are a lot of suggestions on how to fix this… some of them are bad… especially when you factor in the tactical element of firearms training. John goes over ways you can help those you know solve their eye dominance issues, and what advice to avoid.
Keep in mind, there is always something to tweak, learn, or improve with beginners, so don’t try to solve everything on the first range day. You might notice they have a flinch response, or that they are anticipating the shot and pushing against the recoil causing them to miss low and to the left (for righties). Another common mistake is posture and how they are gripping the firearm. Don’t try to fix it all at once! If you tell them they’re doing everything wrong, they’ll be less excited about figuring it all out and, consequently, less interested in learning how to do it properly. Take your time as they learn. And send them to our YouTube channel to watch more videos like the ones listed here below: