Most certainly yes. I have a friend who does this - he gets the lancer sight up and then sticks a bit of blu-tac right in the centre of the crosshair. This is where your shots hit if you fire from the hip (though looking up and down does re-orient it slightly, but the shotgun spread usually negates that).
The other major advantage is that it acts as a crosshair while blindfiring, and also tells you exactly where you'll be aiming when you pop out of cover, so you can prepare good shots before you burst out - center the blu-tac on an enemy's head/upper body, and fire away. This won't work with the sniper though .
I did it a couple of times but stopped as I got a teeny bit scared of damaging the LCD TV I just bought, but it does definitely work. Bit cheeky, but its not a hack or cheat as such.
Another thing to bear in mind is that when shooting from the hip, your shots will hit the exact centre of the cog symbol that indicates your health. If you get damaged a bit in an up-close shotgun battle, get your opponent in the centre of the cog if you want the edge.
This has been my public service announcement for the day.
#1965454, By major_tom Gears of War!
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