Right Hander Shooting Left Handed

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by McCord, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. McCord

    McCord New Member

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    For 68 years now, I have shot right handed, and have always shot extremely accurately.
    Now, after a nerve injury behind my right eye, after a freak'n fall from a ladder, if I shoot again, I am going to be forced to shoot left handed.
    I am not concerned with the bolt actions, but I would like to ask someone who knows if I am suceptible to more injury to my right eye shooting my Semi-automatic weapons, like my .30 Cal Carbine, my AR-15, and Benelli and other semi-automatic shotguns, from their blow-back, with my head on the right side of the stock?
    I have to wear prescription glasses so wearing 'shooting glasses' I believe is out of the question.
    If someone who knows could answer this, I sure would appreciate it.
    Best regards,
    McCord, Kerrville, Texas
    mccord11@windstream.net
     
  2. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    Wear glasses, you'll be okay.

    Sorry to hear about your accident, I hope everything works out okay for you there.
     

  3. ScottG

    ScottG Active Member

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    I'm left handed and shoot left handed and I've never had any problems with either my Garand or M1 Carbine throwing brass in my face.
     
  4. vegasjeepguy

    vegasjeepguy New Member

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    x2...been shooting everything from m16s to my m1a left handed for 25 years and never had a problem. The only issue was occasionally getting hot 5.56 brass down my shirt. No longer and problem with my lefty stags.
     
  5. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Well-Known Member

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    I'm left eye dominant and have always shot rifles & shotguns left handed and have never had any problems with gas blowback or brass hitting me in the face.
     
  6. bgeddes

    bgeddes New Member

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    Leftie here, (not politically you fools!), only thing that EVER bothered me was the M16A1, pre-cast in brass deflector. It would chuck hot brass up my right sleeve. After they added the little defector, no issues. I still shoot my AR from both hands.
     
  7. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    The A1 version of them M16 added the forward assist and brass deflector, you leftie.

    All the Way!
     
  8. KellyTTE

    KellyTTE New Member

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    You should be using quality eyepro whenever you're handling weapons. Even to clean, solvent and stray springs can cost you an eye.
     
  9. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    Can't help regarding the gun but I may be able to help regarding the glasses. You can get almost any type of safety glasses to fit your prescription made at Lenscrafters. I don't know about shell casings but I have had my safety glasses stop nails from a nail gun at near point blank range. :eek: Good luck and keep shooting. :)
     
  10. McCord

    McCord New Member

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    Hey,I appreciate it.

    Hey Guys, I appreciate the advise and good words, Mucho.
    McCord