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Old 03-24-2013, 08:03 PM   #1
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Left handed people make up about ten percent of the population. But I see a lot more than 10% shooting with their left hand. Are left handed people just drawn to the sport or are there a whole lot of left eye dominant people forced to shoot left handed?

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My wife and I are lefthanded. We have two berretas cause they have safeties on both sides and the 92fs we could move the mag release to the other side.

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Leftist shooter....lefty shootist....
I fire from the left too

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Left handed people make up about ten percent of the population. But I see a lot more than 10% shooting with their left hand. Are left handed people just drawn to the sport or are there a whole lot of left eye dominant people forced to shoot left handed?
I'm left eye dominant, not forced to shoot left handed but I shoot better with my left hand as opposed to my right.
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I too am left eye dominant, but right handed, so I shoot my long guns on the left shoulder but I shoot my hand guns right handed but sight with my left eye.

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Left eye dominant/Right handed. I mainly shoot rifles LH,but pistols it doesn't matter.I shoot just as good with either hand.

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My wife and I are both left handed, being left handed all our life is adapting to a right handed world!

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I'm a left handed shooter I do most everything else right handed except shoot and write. I always try and buy guns with ambi safeties

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i'm left handed but shoot righty. every eye dominance test i've taken has been inconclusive either way, so i continue to shoot the way i was taught, right eye, right handed.

i have a friend who is left eye dominent & he actually prefers right handed guns. his reasoning was when working bolt guns, you keep your finger on the trigger 100% of the time while your right hand works the bolt

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i'm left handed but shoot righty. every eye dominance test i've taken has been inconclusive either way, so i continue to shoot the way i was taught, right eye, right handed.

i have a friend who is left eye dominent & he actually prefers right handed guns. his reasoning was when working bolt guns, you keep your finger on the trigger 100% of the time while your right hand works the bolt
I would agree with him except for the 'bolt' gun. I used RH bolt guns for MANY years and when I shot a LH bolt gun once it was so much better (natural) I could not go back. The reaching over is not natural. The exception to that is varmint shooting which is with a bi pod or rest, then the RH bolt is fine.
BUT those who shoot RH side eject long guns left handed (pumps and semi-autos, and levers) have a BIG advantage over their RH counter parts!!! When we have a malfunction we can SEE it before the RH shooter even knows it has happened. I have shot several quals with a pump shot gun which had a bad ejection problem without any problem because I could see the ejection port and was able to reach up with my RH and remove the empty protruding from the ejection port without missing a shot and with in the time allotted. I have had similar experiences with the AR platform.
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