Originally Posted by Silvertip 44
Revolver would work well. Lefties may have a problem with getting hit in the face with hot brass from an autoloading pistol. Just a thought.
OK. . . this NEVER
has been a problem for me and I've been a left handed shooter for. . . ummmm. . . MY WHOLE LIFE.
As a lefty
, here's my .02.
Any way you look at it us lefty's usually require one more motion to reload than righty's. The slide release on modern semis
is always on the left side of the gun, (except maybe certain models for lefty's, but I've never seen them) and intended to be activated by the right thumb. However if the gun is to be shot using the left hand you either have to a.) use your left index to swipe the slide release. (this can be a stretch depending on the model and requires a good amount of pressure) or b.) Keep hold of gun w/ left hand and bring your right thumb over to release slide. Either situation should be well practiced and neither are very desirable in self-defense mode.
Lefty's help me if I'm leaving something out.
Over the years I've found revolvers
to be quicker and easier to reload, FOR ME. Once last cartridge is fired I simply flop the gun into my right hand, release the cylinder with right thumb, move my left ring and middle fingers into frame and use them to hold cylinder firm, while working ejector rod to get rid of spent shells with my left index. Then the speed loader comes out of any right pocket, using right hand to load and release new cartridges. Close cylinder with left thumb, while in motion transfer firearm to left hand and you're good for another 6.
Then there's the third option of ordering a left handed configured weapon or learning to shoot right handed. Both of those are expensive and I've found it sucks to try and learn anything right handed, being a lefty.