Front Sight Mail Bag: Good Article on Cross Dominance

August 7th, 2010  

Dr. Piazza;

Gun Training Report #21:  Good article on cross-dominance!  I found it especially interesting because I am cross-dominant (sort of –  I’ll explain).  I do most everything with my right hand, however I shoot, throw a Frisbee, and eat (sometimes) left-handed.

When my father first taught me to shoot using our Ithaca lever-action 22 rifle (which, of course, I still have!), I held the rifle left-handed.  This just seemed more comfortable for me, & it was easier for me to close my right eye than my left.  It was not until years later, when I joined the Air Force, that I took the eye dominance test your report talks about, only to discover what my body had known all along;  that it was natural for me to shoot left-handed because I was left-eye dominant!  I’m just glad that it’s easier to find left-handed holsters & other accessories than it was 30 years ago!

As a side note, I endured my own unique form of “leftie prejudice” growing up;  whenever I would eat a steak, my mom would shake her head & roll her eyes when I left the fork in my right hand & picked up the knife with my left.  I thought that it was a silly waste of motion to switch the fork to my left hand & cut with my right, when my fork is already at home in my right hand!

Again, good article!  I have found all your reports so far to be interesting & informative.  Keep up the good work!

Thanks for your time.

Bill T.

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