Left Handers
You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of FirearmsTalk.com!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > General Rifle Discussion >

Left Handers


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-03-2011, 10:03 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
silverado113's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Eastern,Iowa
Posts: 2,994
Liked 360 Times on 224 Posts
Likes Given: 167

Default Left Handers

Since I have been shooting bolt action weapons I always have had your traditional made for right handed bolt action. Are there any lefties that started that way and then made the switch and if so how was switching over?
__________________
"Regardless of whether justified of not, you will feel sad about killing another human being. It is better to be sad than to be room temperature." - Joe B Fricks.


Member:
01 FFL, GOFFA, NRA, GOA, IAVA, VFW, ABATE of Iowa D15.
silverado113 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 09-04-2011, 12:33 AM   #2
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: SW OK
Posts: 5,053
Liked 2616 Times on 1442 Posts
Likes Given: 4145

Default

Lefty here: i used right hand rifles for many years. In 1966 i traded for a Mathieu left hand rifle. Still have that rifle and numerous other left hand guns. My last left hand gun is a Stag Arms AR-15. With a left hand AR a lefty don't have the empties ejecting in front of your face.
alsaqr is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2011, 12:47 AM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Dennis845's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: NE,TN
Posts: 272
Liked 17 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Yea, I had to adapt to the right handers world. Always got hot brass down my fatigue shirt shooting the M-16 in the military. Long time ago the wife bought me a Left Hand Browning 30.-06, A-Bolt. Left handed anything is difficult to find, save LH screw drivers
__________________
I think, therefore I am...
Dennis845 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2011, 01:53 AM   #4
Administrator
FTF_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
c3shooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Third bunker on the right,Central Virginia
Posts: 18,367
Liked 10997 Times on 4764 Posts
Likes Given: 1806

Default

Dennis, if you ever go back to the M16, try to find one made by GM. They had a different ejection pattern than the Colt.

One of my grandsons is a lefty. Found him a nice little Remington 241 Speedmaster. Loads through the buttstock, ejects out of the bottom.
__________________
What we have here is... failure- to communicate.
c3shooter is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2011, 01:55 AM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Txhillbilly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 3,661
Liked 1321 Times on 750 Posts
Likes Given: 636

Default

I'm right handed,but left eye dominant.I have always shot lefty since I started shooting as a kid. Back then,all we had were right handed guns.

I didn't buy any left handed guns until I was in my 30's,but now I have several.
I'm lucky,that I can shoot left or right handed,and shoot equally as well either way.I have even taught myself to shoot handguns with either hand also.

Operating the bolt on a rifle will seem awkward at first,but with practice,it will become second nature.

Browning,Remington,Savage,Tikka,and a couple others offer rifles in left hand versions. I'm kinda partial to the Savage brand-I have 5 of their lefties,and they all shoot excellent.
Txhillbilly is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2011, 02:13 AM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
lonyaeger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bandera,Texas
Posts: 10,390
Liked 63 Times on 37 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Txhillbilly View Post
I'm lucky,that I can shoot left or right handed,and shoot equally as well either way.
Then why do you go to all the trouble of finding or ordering those lefties?
lonyaeger is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2011, 02:58 PM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Txhillbilly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 3,661
Liked 1321 Times on 750 Posts
Likes Given: 636

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lonyaeger View Post
Then why do you go to all the trouble of finding or ordering those lefties?
Just to bug you!

How's the Cooper shooting?
Txhillbilly is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
What's left out there? Benning Boy Curio & Relic Discussion 17 06-28-2011 01:26 AM
The left is after your guns rjgnwdc The Club House 9 04-13-2011 08:16 PM
ccw carry for left handers driving a vehicle steveeas Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 12 02-12-2009 02:15 AM



Newest Threads