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Old November 30th, 2012, 09:06 AM   #41
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Shooting is probably the worst thing I experienced with my surgery. When shooting open sights, especially pistol, I have to focus on the target and line up the blur of the sights. Meaning with my arms outstretched, I can see the barrel reasonably well but I cannot focus the front sight into the gap of the rear sight. I tried using my readers to see the sights and focus on the blur of the target and it's very uncomfortable. With that, at about 30-50 ft I can hold my pattern within a 10" or less bulls eye. Certainly not ideal but it would save my life. My other problem is that I am left handed, left eye dominant and have always shot left handed. Unfortunately, my left eye is not as good as my right. This past fall I started shooting right handed and am a much better shot. Probably cut my pattern down to 50-75% of what it was. So, I'm going to continue to work on that. But, with an emergency situation, my instincts will be left handed so I need to shoot both. I have a .22 pistol with a red dot scope and I can hit small 2" or less targets no problem.

As far as a rifle and scope, the magnifiction of the scope works out really well and I can do OK without my readers. Again, it turns out I am shooting better right handed than left. Shooting my .223 with a 4x scope a couple weeks ago at 50 yards or so, (the distance of my range up north) I was holding probably a 2 1/2" pattern. I realize this is nothing to brag about by any means but with my eyes, that's the best I am getting. However, with my .22 & a 4x scope, I can hold half that. Yes, it's the shooter.

I have not shot a rifle with open sights in years. However, I'm still a good shot with a shotgun and bird hunting. So, overall, a bit of a nusiance but still worth it.
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Old November 30th, 2012, 09:32 AM   #42
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Shooting is probably the worst thing I experienced with my surgery. When shooting open sights, especially pistol, I have to focus on the target and line up the blur of the sights. Meaning with my arms outstretched, I can see the barrel reasonably well but I cannot focus the front sight into the gap of the rear sight. I tried using my readers to see the sights and focus on the blur of the target and it's very uncomfortable. With that, at about 30-50 ft I can hold my pattern within a 10" or less bulls eye. Certainly not ideal but it would save my life. My other problem is that I am left handed, left eye dominant and have always shot left handed. Unfortunately, my left eye is not as good as my right. This past fall I started shooting right handed and am a much better shot. Probably cut my pattern down to 50-75% of what it was. So, I'm going to continue to work on that. But, with an emergency situation, my instincts will be left handed so I need to shoot both. I have a .22 pistol with a red dot scope and I can hit small 2" or less targets no problem.

As far as a rifle and scope, the magnifiction of the scope works out really well and I can do OK without my readers. Again, it turns out I am shooting better right handed than left. Shooting my .223 with a 4x scope a couple weeks ago at 50 yards or so, (the distance of my range up north) I was holding probably a 2 1/2" pattern. I realize this is nothing to brag about by any means but with my eyes, that's the best I am getting. However, with my .22 & a 4x scope, I can hold half that. Yes, it's the shooter.

I have not shot a rifle with open sights in years. However, I'm still a good shot with a shotgun and bird hunting. So, overall, a bit of a nusiance but still worth it.
wow I didnt realize that lasik would affect using firearm sights. This is something for me to consider now for hunting.
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Old November 30th, 2012, 09:37 AM   #43
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Shooting is probably the worst thing I experienced with my surgery. When shooting open sights, especially pistol, I have to focus on the target and line up the blur of the sights. Meaning with my arms outstretched, I can see the barrel reasonably well but I cannot focus the front sight into the gap of the rear sight. I tried using my readers to see the sights and focus on the blur of the target and it's very uncomfortable. With that, at about 30-50 ft I can hold my pattern within a 10" or less bulls eye. Certainly not ideal but it would save my life. My other problem is that I am left handed, left eye dominant and have always shot left handed. Unfortunately, my left eye is not as good as my right. This past fall I started shooting right handed and am a much better shot. Probably cut my pattern down to 50-75% of what it was. So, I'm going to continue to work on that. But, with an emergency situation, my instincts will be left handed so I need to shoot both. I have a .22 pistol with a red dot scope and I can hit small 2" or less targets no problem.

As far as a rifle and scope, the magnifiction of the scope works out really well and I can do OK without my readers. Again, it turns out I am shooting better right handed than left. Shooting my .223 with a 4x scope a couple weeks ago at 50 yards or so, (the distance of my range up north) I was holding probably a 2 1/2" pattern. I realize this is nothing to brag about by any means but with my eyes, that's the best I am getting. However, with my .22 & a 4x scope, I can hold half that. Yes, it's the shooter.

I have not shot a rifle with open sights in years. However, I'm still a good shot with a shotgun and bird hunting. So, overall, a bit of a nusiance but still worth it.
I've noticed this as well, but since I wasn't shooting until recently I had no frame of reference. I just thought that was due to 50 year old eyes
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Old November 30th, 2012, 09:41 AM   #44
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Part of it will be what you need for readers. I'm @ 1.75. Actually about 1.5 right and 2.0 or worse left. So, I buy 1.75 el cheapos. LOl
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I use +1.00 to +1.5, depending on how small the stuff is I am working on.
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Old November 30th, 2012, 11:20 AM   #46
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I am also a left eye dominate and have always shot a firearm lefty. Luckly my left eye is better than the right. I do not wear glasses yet, but I can see them in the near future. I carry firearms for my job, which means I have to requalify semi-annually. The quals involve a few optics, and std. pistol sights, both strong & weak hand. I have heard horror stories from coworkers that claim to have seen issues with people who had lasik having a hard time being able to see clear sight pictures after the surgery, I wondered if it was true or not. It seems to be true from what you a saying, so I will not plan getting the lasik done then.
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I can shoot pretty decent groups (about 5" at 25 yards) for an amateur. I never shot before lasik so I had no habits to 'unlearn'. But it is true, your eye focuses either near or far, so either the sights are fuzzy or the target is.
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Old December 4th, 2012, 09:11 PM   #48
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where did u go, and what laser method did they do?
Sorry have not been on here in awhile. I went to Keil lasik vision in grand rapids. I had all laser lasik, they called it wavefront optimised. They were awsome to deal with.
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