Flip down eye patch/blinder/.,.....

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Flip down eye patch/blinder/.,.....

Post by bmize1 on Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:32 pm

Or what ever you call it 
I started shooting BE last year an learned to shoot with both eyes open and have not had a problem until now.
I got new glasses (progressive lenses) and first trip to the range I'm having problems with eyes trying to focus on the target. I am seeing more of an oval.....
So I guess I need one of these flip up/down type blinder things.

What do you call them and where do you find them?

Thanks

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Re: Flip down eye patch/blinder/.,.....

Post by Virgil Kane on Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:50 pm

Champion's Choice has them.

http://www.champchoice.com/store/Main.aspx?p=CategoryItemListBody&c=OPCL

First two, choice of black or white. Most people use the white ones


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Re: Flip down eye patch/blinder/.,.....

Post by bmize1 on Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:49 pm

Thanks.
$9 was a little pricey I thought, but I need one.
Then I registered, made an account, etc
Went through check out.
Only shipping option is ups ground, $14.61 for a total of $23.61

I'll find another way to skin this cat....

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Re: Flip down eye patch/blinder/.,.....

Post by sixftunda on Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:52 pm

Use a piece of tape or a repair sticker.  It's what I use in a pinch.

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Post by Christopher Miceli on Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:10 pm

Frosty Scotch tape on lens works

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Post by james r chapman on Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:35 pm

Do what trapshooters do. Use the Frosted scotch tape.

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Post by DavidR on Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:20 pm

make your own for free from a old milk jug and a spring paper clamp

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Post by LenV on Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:49 pm

I have bought a lot of stuff from this outfit. The blinder is out of stock right now but they should get more soon. Flat rate shipping of 5.99 makes them a great place to get targets too. NFI

http://www.bullseyegear.com/bullseyepistol/home.php

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Post by jmdavis on Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:51 pm

You only need to cover a small part of the lens. I use a 3/4 inch paster or a small piece of frosted tape.

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Post by Gunsnjeeps on Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:31 pm

The oval could be from looking through the progressive part of the lens not the distance part. I have a friend who found out his bent sight was from his lens and canting his head.

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Post by riverdog on Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:12 pm

Progressive lens have a sweet spot for different distances. Get a pair of cheap clip-on fold up sunglasses, Without the sunglasses, get your best focus of the target, have someone mark a small dot on your glasses, inline with your pupil. Transfer that dot to the sunglasses, drill a very small hole in the sunglasses lens at the sweet spot, this will act the same as an apperiture (spelling?) on a peep sight. If this does not work, cut off the one lens and you have a flip down eye patch.

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Post by dstates on Thu Mar 10, 2016 4:42 pm

OldMaster66 wrote:I have bought a lot of stuff from this outfit. The blinder is out of stock right now but they should get more soon. Flat rate shipping of 5.99 makes them a great place to get targets too. NFI

http://www.bullseyegear.com/bullseyepistol/home.php

+1  If you call Brian, he may have one in stock in his physical store.

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Post by r_zerr on Thu Mar 10, 2016 5:43 pm

Ditch the progressives and go with glasses made with  single prescription lenses. The progressives are not at all ideal for shooting. They are not set for close,and they are not set for far, and chances are the part where you might kind of want to shoot through is not where your head will sit naturally. They are an optical abomination.

There are other articles out there on what to do, but here is one: http://www.spyderwebmaster.com/eyes.htm

-Ron

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Post by jglenn21 on Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:13 pm

+1 on ditching the bifocals.. I have a set of single vision for my dots and another set focused on the front sight for my irons.


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Re: Flip down eye patch/blinder/.,.....

Post by bmize1 on Fri Mar 11, 2016 12:17 am

Thanks for all the replies.
Was going to make somethig myself, but Anthony at Destinguished Precision has some in stock and will ship for a few bucks. 

Thanks again

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