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Well, I'm left-handed but right-eye dominant. In all of my 22+ years in the Army, they never picked up on that - it took a former Marine to figure that out - in about two minutes...Long after I retired...Can't say I've come up with a way to deal with that with rifles, but I've figured it out with pistols.
It's a lot harder to notice with pistols.

As for rifles...........maybe Liam would give you lessons?

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It's a lot harder to notice with pistols.

As for rifles...........maybe Liam would give you lessons?

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I don't know if this is common, but although I shoot right handed at all times; I'm able to shoot with the left eye, head cocked, with my pistol; and force my right eye to focus with rifle.

I am able to do all of this with both eyes open.

It's very possible my left eye dominance is so minor, that it allows me to do so. I made a point of shooting with both eyes open once I started shooting more regularly and I believe it has paid off. I don't think I'd be able to keep a tight cheek weld with my left eye while shooting right handed on a rifle - irons or scope.
 

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just for the shtf times, I practice shooting with both hands and eyes...you never know when you may lose an eye or a hand..so you may as well try it when you still have both..and see if you can, and if you cant , just keep trying...because even in good times accidents happen...and its a good challenge of skill..
 

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Hard to tell from the pic, but it is most certainly a 20" pencil barrel. The rear sight and lack of scope scallops would be the determining factor but hard to tell from this pic... The blued rear sight in a SS model likely points to your assessment, ECV, as well as the synthetic stock. Soldier needs to review the "eight steady hold factors"...
 

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Soldier needs to review the "eight steady hold factors"...
He's one of those "Hold it up above the cover and spray" guys.

They run out of ammo fast.

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I just noticed that there is no handguard either....I would not want to get that thing hot or put my hand in the wrong spot while firing....He must be a new guy.
 

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I just noticed that there is no handguard either....I would not want to get that thing hot or put my hand in the wrong spot while firing....He must be a new guy.
That I should think would be a mistake you would make only once. Of course you would have the scar tissue on your hand as a forever reminder. :oops:
 
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Ok........either this guy is a giant or the Mini has been Photoshopped into his hands.........because the size of body and gun don't match........and his grip on the tiny, tiny rifle looks all wrong.

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not photo shopped. did not exist when that photo was taken. SOF / G&A magazine circa 1978-79.....
I had it posted back on one of the early pages but see that when the site was re-imagined they lost all the images.
 

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Not sure. on stats here is covering angola a few years later
 

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Even US Marines mistakenly described Bermuda Regiment's rifle as full-auto AC556.

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Neill Sevelius, operations chief for Combat Camera, Headquarters and Support Battalion, Marine Corps Installations East, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, fires a Ruger AC556 during Exercise Island Warrior 15 (IW15) on Camp Lejeune, N.C., May 4, 2015. The purpose of IW15 is to provide the Bermuda Regiment with training on a scale not possible in Bermuda in order to enhance overall operational effectiveness. Military forces from around the world come to Camp Lejeune on a regular basis for bilateral and NATO-sponsored exercises. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacqueline R. Smith, MCIEAST-MCB CAMLEJ Combat Camera/Released)

Infantrymen with Bermuda Regiment practice squad rushing while conducting a patrolling and tactics class during Exercise Island Warrior 15 (IW15) on Camp Lejeune, N.C., May 4, 2015. The purpose of IW15 is to provide the regiment with training on a scale not possible in Bermuda in order to enhance overall operational effectiveness. Military forces from around the world come to Camp Lejeune on a regular basis for bilateral and NATO-sponsored exercises. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Christopher Q. Stone, MCI-EAST MCB CAMLEJ Combat Camera/Released)

 

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I don't know if this is common, but although I shoot right handed at all times; I'm able to shoot with the left eye, head cocked, with my pistol; and force my right eye to focus with rifle.

I am able to do all of this with both eyes open.

It's very possible my left eye dominance is so minor, that it allows me to do so. I made a point of shooting with both eyes open once I started shooting more regularly and I believe it has paid off. I don't think I'd be able to keep a tight cheek weld with my left eye while shooting right handed on a rifle - irons or scope.
I shoot exactly the same way. Weirdos we are lol!
 
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