Originally Posted by JimRau
Well why then is it easier for a lefty to load an old colt???
I'd have to see that to believe it. Would you explain the process?
I hold a single action (Old Colt, new Uberti, Old Model Ruger, all the same) with loading gate open and hammer at half-cock in my left hand, gate uppermost. I use my right hand to load a round as my thumb and middle finger rotate the cylinder as I poke in fresh cartridges. Yes, load one, skip one, load remaining four. My right hand closes the loading gate and simply embraces the grip as my thumb cocks the hammer. Holding the hammer back, i press the trigger and ease the hammer down.
Now how is a left handed shooter going to do better than that? Holding the gun in your right hand with the gate up leaves the grip in the wrong position.