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Old 02-23-2013, 01:41 PM   #11
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The gun in my avitar is a S&W 586. It is a 357. I have practiced enough with it that I can relaod with speed loaders every bit as fast as a right handed person. Practice, Practice, Practice.

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I only know of one truly ambidextrous .357 magnum revolver. MP-412 REX. Closest
I've ever come to one is pictures.

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im a left handed pistol shooter and currently own a s&w .357 as my home defense gun but its made for right handed shooters. i was wondering if i could switch it around for left handed shooters?
I'm sorry to report that it can't be safely done. By the time you made all the modifications necessary you would have to make a totally different frame and mirror image machine many of the parts.

About your only realistic hope for a left handed handgun would be the ambidextrous models of some pistols, and even they are not true left handed firearms. They still eject on the right.
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On the other hand....
Pun intended?

Rick, that gun is so.... Yes.
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oh i know this i have no problem shooting it left handed but it would just be nice if the cylinder opened towards my right hand instead of the opposite way if y'all understand what i mean.

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The gun in my avitar is a S&W 586. It is a 357. I have practiced enough with it that I can relaod with speed loaders every bit as fast as a right handed person. Practice, Practice, Practice.
yessur best answer i got to be honest haha practice does make perfect i need to invest in a speed loader or two my son was just borne 2 days ago so i gota take care of him first $$$ is kinda tight
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oh i know this i have no problem shooting it left handed but it would just be nice if the cylinder opened towards my right hand instead of the opposite way if y'all understand what i mean.
We get what youre saying, but were just trying to break the bad news lightly. It cant be safely done to an already produced revolver. Its an interesting idea, but since the majority of left handed revolver shooters seem to function fine with how it is now, so there probably wont be a change in revolvers in that sense in the near future. As Rick said " practice, practice, practicel".

Also, congrats on your new born!
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I am a lefty and I have a Ruger GP100. It has the release button on the left side. My Glock 23 also has the release button for the magazine on the left side. We as left handers have had to adapt to right handed tools all our lives.

It really is not a big deal. You just need to get used to it. You'll be able to shoot just as well as anyone else.

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Funny, my SA's seem to be made for Left handers....:-)

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Funny, my SA's seem to be made for Left handers....:-)
Right on.. I didn't know my single six was made for left handers either.. I must have got used to it
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