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Old 09-18-2013, 06:46 AM   #21
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I am left handed. I have several autos that are sort of Ambidextrous. The most complete ambi gun that I have seen is the Bersa. Mine is a 45. But I do not use a slide release on any gun. I always release the slide by pulling it back and letting go. I have trained myself to do this because it works on virtually any gun. I could pick up a gun in an emergency and get it into action even if it wasn't mine and I wasn't familiar with it.

I also shoot revolvers. I compete in IDPA with a Smith & Wesson 629. It is a right handed gun. But I can reload it in a little over 3 seconds. No more than 4 seconds. It just takes practice. And a good wheel gun is great for self defense.

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This is a lst assembled by a friend of mine. It has not been checked for accuracy, but may be a good spot for a left-hander to start.


Left handed guns

Smith&Wesson M&P, Full size and compact. Full Ambi.
S&W Bodyguard .380
Beretta 92
Beretta 96
FN FNP ambi mag release and safety.
FN FNX completely ambi
FN Five-seveN
Sig P250 - fully ambidextrous
H&K - P2000 or P30. Fully ambidextrous
HK P7
Kimber Warrior
CZ85 - Just like the 75 only controls on both sides
CZ83 .380 ACP
CZ82 Makarov
Charter Arms 38 Bulldog - Left handed revolver. Cyl. release/open on right
EAA EZ9- Think sig 226
Ruger P-series
Taurus PT-609
Taurus PT-845
Walter P99
Walther P88
Walther Model 4

Some semi ambidextous pistols. Safety and mag release on both sides

Springfield XD
Ruger sr9
S&W body guard revolver. Cyl. release top/opens right

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Im a lefty with a pistol because of my poor eyesight in my right eye. I battled the military issue weapons my whole career that didnt do ambidextrous well at all! Good luck finding a good one for your wife, as others pointed out, there are some good choices out there now, enjoy!

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Look at the Charter SouthPaw. A Revolver that is designed for left handed people. And Charter is not that expensive.

http://charterfirearms.com/products/Charter_Southpaw_93820.asp

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Look at the Charter SouthPaw. A Revolver that is designed for left handed people. And Charter is not that expensive.

http://charterfirearms.com/products/Charter_Southpaw_93820.asp
This is pretty interesting. I didn't know about this until this thread. Pretty cool. I hope S&W makes one someday.
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This is pretty interesting. I didn't know about this until this thread. Pretty cool. I hope S&W makes one someday.
My wife and I are Both "ambi," her more so then me(I can cut steak with either hand, but learned to play Both Guitar & Violin traditional righthand style). That being said, I try and practice at least 15 Minutes every range session, the "shooting shift" drill. Old Army shooting team drill: fire 5 shots(from an Auto) or 3 from a wheel gun, and shift to your left hand and fire the rest with the off hand. Our lead Combat Shooting Instruction Officer(In WOCS) was a Japanese American who's Dad served In Italy and France In WWII. He was so good at it he could do it with 2 Gov't's at the same time(fire both one handed and shift each to opposite hands after 5 rounds. We had one Loudmouth Bayou Boy wonder in our class who could do "anything," Well somehow Boy Genius tried it with two Guns and got the web of his hand caught in the slide of his "pimp Popper"(what he called his Pearl Handled Star 45ACP),...needed 5 stitches and was "recycled" a week to the next class......Dumbazz....
Point being: it's very easily accomplished with snubbie wheel guns if you practice....
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My wife and I are Both "ambi," her more so then me(I can cut steak with either hand, but learned to play Both Guitar & Violin traditional righthand style). That being said, I try and practice at least 15 Minutes every range session, the "shooting shift" drill. Old Army shooting team drill: fire 5 shots(from an Auto) or 3 from a wheel gun, and shift to your left hand and fire the rest with the off hand. Our lead Combat Shooting Instruction Officer(In WOCS) was a Japanese American who's Dad served In Italy and France In WWII. He was so good at it he could do it with 2 Gov't's at the same time(fire both one handed and shift each to opposite hands after 5 rounds. We had one Loudmouth Bayou Boy wonder in our class who could do "anything," Well somehow Boy Genius tried it with two Guns and got the web of his hand caught in the slide of his "pimp Popper"(what he called his Pearl Handled Star 45ACP),...needed 5 stitches and was "recycled" a week to the next class......Dumbazz....
Point being: it's very easily accomplished with snubbie wheel guns if you practice....
Yeah, I personally do a little bit. Not enough. But I also don't shoot in general enough. My wife doesn't practice much ambi much. She's a southpaw, which s why I might be interested in the charter lefty wheel gun. I'd prefer one chambered in .357, but meh, what can ya do....
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Like most other things in the world working a right handed gun left handed just takes practice. I'm left handed and have no trouble with any firearm I have used. I've looked at left handed models both long and short but have yet to buy one. I do like an ambi safety on my 1911's though. I do wish holsters where easier to find though.

We left handed people are use do to adapting to so many things that it's really second nature to do so anymore. This is just one more thing.

I'll agree with those talking revolver and will also agree that a 357 makes much more sense.

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You guys have given some great choices and I really appreciate it. It looks like the M&P wins!!! Tek and Dr. Football thanks for the long lists I will definitely keep thesefor future reference!

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