yeeep this mad as it sounds is very true i had my medical a couple of weeks ago and was asked to do this, felt like a bit of a plum *text deleted*No, it isn't a wind-up, but due to recent problems on the firing range, you have to be able to close your left eye & keep your right one open to prove you can use the sights on an SA80 rifle.
Strange as it may sound, this is absolutely genuine
*text deleted* classNinja_Stoker said:It gets worse Alan, the test is called (I kid you not): The independent winking test.
As has been remarked, one would hope the hearing test is successfully completed before an individual is requested to undertake this test.
Target shooting and and sniping are different. You need to be able to stay focused on your target for upto 15 minutes in target shooting. When sniping its just 1 shot, wham bam thank you ma'am.Lshort1988 said:who taught you to shoot, stevie wonder? *text deleted* I've done a lot of target shooting and had air rifles since the age of 12 and always shut my left eye, last year at a police gala day i won money on a 'beat the marines' target shooting competition run by veterans.. my grandad was a marksman in the Army WW2 so knew a little about shooting, you never see a sniper taking a shot with both eyes open... it doesnt work!
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