The SP is a great way to make progress in clay shooting. No shooters (from beginners through to seasoned competition shooters) can guarantee which eye is creating the ‘shot picture’ – unless they use the SP. Most shooters don’t have a fully dominant eye and will see two sets of barrels in their peripheral vision, which makes the true shot harder to see.
Initially, it’s important to build your trust in the lead and not to question the shot, otherwise you will look at the gun or stop your swing to check. Use targets like an incomer or teal once you’re confident in lead and line and get used to the new shot picture and shooting when you feel it’s right.
The SP will only be effective if it can be seen solely by the eye you use on the gun – i.e. the eye on the same side that you shoulder the gun.