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Re: 7 Principles of Low Light Operation
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2016, 06:40:51 AM »
Excellent points!

We were also taught, and I passed on that teaching, that while we can shoot with both eyes open in daylight, it was best to shoot with one eye closed during darkness to protect your night vision.  This was especially important during the days when LEOs carried revolvers, because of the side and muzzle flash (especially with the .357 magnum).

Whenever possible, it is best to force the target into silhouetting himself rather than you  silhouetting yourself.

Also, once the shot(s) was taken, move off the "X" just in case your target is still in the fight - you don't want to be where you once where.
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Re: 7 Principles of Low Light Operation
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2016, 07:54:48 AM »
Yes, once acquired... you must maintain and protect your optical night vision.  Covering one eye when looking at a light source or not looking directly at a light source (shielding) helps maintain your night vision. 

On midnights, driving down dark streets I would turn my head and partially shield my left eye when passing an approaching vehicle with headlights. 

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Re: 7 Principles of Low Light Operation
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2016, 09:17:03 PM »



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On midnights, driving down dark streets I would turn my head and partially shield my left eye when passing an approaching vehicle with headlights.

I still do this.

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Re: 7 Principles of Low Light Operation
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2016, 07:49:23 PM »
Question is, can we depend on a little bit of training to get us to keep one eye closed in the dark under stress? When the overwhelming amount of shooting is done with both eyes open, I'm not convinced we'll think to close one at night.
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