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Olympic Pistol Shooting

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Blinders
When you use sights to shoot a pistol, you use only one eye, and the other eye can be a problem. Squinting gets tiring fast, causing tension in your facial muscles and resulting in loss of concentration and consistency. For that reason, many shooters wear special glasses or blinders, to cover their non-aiming eye.

To give this a try without dropping a lot of dough, you can simply cover one side of your shooting glasses with something like dark paper or opaque tape. You need to be wearing eye protection anyhow, so a simple modification to the glasses you should already own ought to be very easy.

You may also wear a cap, visor, or headband with a side blinder on it, no more than 40mm (1.57") deep.

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