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Old 07-02-2012, 07:08 AM   #11
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I sold a Hi Point 9mm Carbine because it sprayed burned powder at my Lefty Wife's face. She has never complained about that issue shooting either of the Minis I've had. Both a 22 and most pistol carbines are blow back designs which may be part of the problem. With a locked bolt design the pressure should be low by the time the bolt opens..
Sally also never has any issues shooting her Benelli Autoloader which is a right handed gun. Did get her a Left Handed AR Target Rifle as she likes to shoot off the bench and I could find a Stag Left handed one.

Originally Posted by TooStrongTerry View Post
I'm a lefty and was wondering if this would be a problem ...I can't own a 10/22(or most semi 22s) cuz I get SPRAYED in the face with gunpowder and sht. Is this a problem on a mini? I know 22 is filthy ammo but just figured id ask.

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Old 07-12-2012, 04:48 PM   #12
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I too am surprised by your post---because only my left eye works well (from childhood), I shoot rifles and shotguns left-handed all the the time---pistols right-handed. This has never been an issue for me---I currently shoot two 10-22s and three different Mini 14s---no problems. Also my old Remington Nylon 66 and an FN FAL 308---again, no problems.

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Old 07-12-2012, 08:41 PM   #13
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Idk. I'm not making it up lol. I get sprayed with 22s. Shotguns are no problem. Just wondering. Lol
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Old 08-09-2012, 06:56 PM   #14
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I shoot the Mini left handed and have never had a problem in 30 years of usage, same with my 10/22, never had the problem you described OP, maybe I've been lucky all these years.

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