Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Handguns > General Handgun Discussion > Left handed guns

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-29-2012, 02:37 PM   #21
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Strike_Hard_Gear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Champlin,MN
Posts: 11
Default

I'm a lefty as well. as bigbomor4 pointed out you can train yourself to use a righty pistol, but I personally don't like to do that. I feel that I shouldn't have to train myself to make accommodations concerning something that might come down to life and death.

There are plenty of good ambidextrous pistols out there so buy something you can use "naturally".

__________________
Strike_Hard_Gear is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2012, 09:10 PM   #22
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
mayscat44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 86
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

I'm a lefty and I love my gen 3 G19 rtf, it's not a lefty of coarse but it's so simple, that there's no worries. I carry it daily and spend as much time at the range as possible. No matter what gun you choose range time is the most important thing. Dry fire practice is good if the weather isn't favorable.

__________________
mayscat44 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2012, 10:38 PM   #23
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Scratchammo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Memphis,The volunteer state
Posts: 1,462
Liked 20 Times on 17 Posts
Likes Given: 159

Default

I've actually had better experience with righties. My carry piece is a Ruger SP101. I pop the cylinder open, put my right thumb through the gap, hold the cylinder with my right hand, press the ejector with my index & middle finger, speed load with my left hand, drop the speedloader, & close the cylinder with my right hand. Another is the AK-47, I can perform every single function without taking my eyes off the sights & my finger off the trigger.

__________________

"THE SIERRA JUST HOTEL TANGO FOXTROT -OVER"

MALO PERICULOSAM LIBERTATEM QUAM QUIETUM SERVITIUM

Scratchammo is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2012, 07:15 AM   #24
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Norman,OK
Posts: 57
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

I carry a 1911 with an ambi-safety, been doing that for 38 years. That works very well for me and I'm extremely left-handed.

__________________

Enemies of the United States:hunt them down, kill them all.War to the knife, knife to the hilt.

fudo is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2012, 01:08 PM   #25
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jeepejeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 695
Liked 75 Times on 40 Posts
Likes Given: 291

Default

I don't know why some fellow lefties seem to have a problem or think they have a problem with shooting handguns. I'm a lefty and do virtually everything left handed. Aside from guns that have no ambi safety, I have no problem at all shooting any handgun. Find a range that rents guns if possible, shoot a bunch of them and buy the one that suits you best. If it's a 1911 style, get one with an ambidextrous safety and enjoy.

__________________

"An unarmed man can only flee from evil, but evil is not overcome by fleeing from it"

Jeff Cooper

jeepejeep is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2012, 01:53 PM   #26
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
007BondJamesBond007's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Farmington Hills, Michigan,Michigan
Posts: 428
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

I shoot left handed and have no problem with right hand pistols. I do have problems with rifles. I have a Remington 700 BDL LH. Bolt action RH rifles are a PIA cycling the bolt with a scope on the rifle. I got a LH Benelli M2 shotgun. Nice not having shells not fly past your face. I did fumble trying to load the Benelli because I was not use to loading a lefty. My 870 is a RH gun and got use to the right side ejection port.

The Beretta 92/96 are good lefty guns as well as the Walther P99. I am now thinking of getting the XDm 3.8 in 40 S&W for my carry gun.

My Marlin 795 with scope is very accurate when I shoot it but when my wife shoots it right hand is seems to shoot 1/2" to the right. I notice it to when I shot it right hand and she was center bulls eye when she shot it left hand. It seems it does make a difference which eye you use.

__________________

“There are hundreds of millions of gun owners in this country, and not one of them will have an accident today. The only misuse of guns comes in environments where there are drugs, alcohol, bad parents, and undisciplined children. Period.” Ted Nugent

007BondJamesBond007 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2012, 02:27 PM   #27
JTJ
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Lake Havasu,Arizona
Posts: 5,260
Liked 1245 Times on 703 Posts
Likes Given: 439

Default

I believe H&K makes some left hand models. I have seen true left hand 1911's. I believe one was made by Randall. Charter Arms makes a left handed revolver. JR carbine is ambi and ejection port can be switched from right to left.
http://cabotgun.com/2012/01/cabot-guns-to-debut-left-handed-and-stainless-1911-pistols-at-the-2012-shot-show/
http://cabotgun.com/better-than-custom-1911-pistols/

__________________

Patron Member NRA
"I would not be an old man if I had not been an armed young man." JTJ
If things get better with age, I am approaching magnificent.
You are either pro gun or pro crime.


Last edited by JTJ; 02-02-2012 at 02:30 PM. Reason: add link
JTJ is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2012, 05:26 PM   #28
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
MrWray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 6,371
Liked 998 Times on 597 Posts
Likes Given: 16

Default

Get a left handed revolver

__________________

Semper paratus.....virtute et armis

MrWray is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2012, 06:51 PM   #29
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 734
Liked 33 Times on 27 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JTJ
I believe H&K makes some left hand models. I have seen true left hand 1911's. I believe one was made by Randall. Charter Arms makes a left handed revolver. JR carbine is ambi and ejection port can be switched from right to left.
http://cabotgun.com/2012/01/cabot-guns-to-debut-left-handed-and-stainless-1911-pistols-at-the-2012-shot-show/
http://cabotgun.com/better-than-custom-1911-pistols/
That bitch is 5000! And I bet it dont come with a bj. I would never spend that much on a gun.
__________________
Josh1158 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2012, 07:16 PM   #30
JTJ
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Lake Havasu,Arizona
Posts: 5,260
Liked 1245 Times on 703 Posts
Likes Given: 439

Default

There is a commercial intro but wait for the video.
__________________

Patron Member NRA
"I would not be an old man if I had not been an armed young man." JTJ
If things get better with age, I am approaching magnificent.
You are either pro gun or pro crime.

JTJ is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Left Handed Holster, Right Handed Shooter Balota Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 0 12-27-2011 04:18 PM
Right handed Left Eye dominat? Redarrow18 Training & Safety 27 11-25-2010 03:08 PM
Left handed revolver Daoust_Nat Revolver Handguns 9 09-01-2010 02:07 AM
left handed shooter, right handed gun Harland General Shotgun Discussion 30 05-26-2010 11:41 PM
Left handed and need a new stock! MGH General Rifle Discussion 6 02-16-2009 01:57 PM