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  1. Quote Originally Posted by fudo View Post
    +1 on the Charter Arms Southpaw. 1911's were made to shoot left-handed. They were made for horse cavalry, who hold the reins in their right hand. With the addition of an ambi-safety you are good to go. All the other controls can be easily operated by the trigger finger.
    Actually, you have the cavalry thing backwards. The reins go in the LEFT (or BRIDLE hand as it is known in the early manuals of arms) hand. You steer with the left and fight with the right.

    And if the 1911 was made to be used left handed, John Moses would have put the safety where a lefty could manipulate it AND the brass wouldn't be kicking out to the right across the shooter's face and body, it would be kicking to the LEFT away from the shooter. Browning wasn't a dummy and he never did anything half way.

    Don't confuse the coincidental way the controls can be worked with the trigger finger when held in the left hand with intent of design. When in the right hand, there is less (if any) shifting of the grip to work the controls. Lefties just have learned to 'make do' better than right handers imagined we would.

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  3. Taurus makes a 24/7 2nd generation that the slide lock, safety, and mag release are all ambi.

  4. Folks, there seems to be some confusion. He asked about LEFT HANDED guns. That means guns that were DESIGNED to be shot and manipulated with the left hand. There's only 1 on the market at the moment- the Charter Arms Southpaw.

    A right handed gun that's easy to 'make do' with as a left handed shooter is NOT a left handed gun. A right handed gun that has a bunch of ambidextrous controls is NOT a left handed gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtg452 View Post
    Actually, you have the cavalry thing backwards. The reins go in the LEFT (or BRIDLE hand as it is known in the early manuals of arms) hand. You steer with the left and fight with the right.

    And if the 1911 was made to be used left handed, John Moses would have put the safety where a lefty could manipulate it AND the brass wouldn't be kicking out to the right across the shooter's face and body, it would be kicking to the LEFT away from the shooter. Browning wasn't a dummy and he never did anything half way.

    Don't confuse the coincidental way the controls can be worked with the trigger finger when held in the left hand with intent of design. When in the right hand, there is less (if any) shifting of the grip to work the controls. Lefties just have learned to 'make do' better than right handers imagined we would.
    I stand corrected. I've seen cops riding horses, but I don't know much about them.
    Thanks jtg452, for the info
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    I don't know if any hand guns are left handed. How does one differentiate? Do they even have hands?

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  7. With a semi auto, it's easy to tell if it was built with the intention of being used by a left handed shooter. Ejection would be to the LEFT, away from the shooter, rather than to the right, where the spent case is going across the shooter's field of vision, face and body. I know I've been hit repeatedly in the hat brim, glasses, right ear muff and even had a piece of 9mm brass from a Combat Commander land behind my right ear like a pencil once while using plugs instead of muffs.

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    The S&W M&P 9mm, 40 cal, and 45 all have safety and slide release on both sides. Was going to buy the 45 when I ran across the Kimber I have now. I put bobbed ambitious safety on it to clear the Crimson laser grips and I use my trigger finger for slide and mag release. Im faster using my trigger finger than a right handed person is using their thumb.

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    I carry either my Kimber Pro CDP or my Wilson Combat Protector which are of course 1911's. Both have ambi safeties. They may not be true "left handed" guns but after thousands of rounds shot, it doesn't matter a whole lot. I'm so used to shooting these weapons I don't feel handicapped in the least though I'm a lefty.

  10. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by alnmartinez View Post
    What are the best left handed handguns?
    HK supposedly makes a left handed model, but I cannot attest to whether the ejection port is left handed or not.
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  11. #20
    Ya "fiddle" with weapons long enough, you tend to forget the inconvenience of the right hand orientation after a while.

    (Not to mention taking hot brass down one's neck in the prone position with the M-14.)

    Never really "noticed" the brass coming across in front of me...... have had a couple get into inconvenient spaces.... like the .380 that managed to lodge behind my safety glasses. How that happened, I'll never know. Fastest "shed the glasses" manouver I ever made!

    Had a .32 auto a LONG time ago that managed to drop every spent piece of brass exactly on the top of my head. Got rid of that sucker way back.... probably around '85 or so.

    If you think about it, however, if one is using the standard two handed stance.... there would only be a slight difference as to whether the brass flew left or right anyway.... as the weapon is near center in front of you to begin with.

    Ain't no big thing.... ruck up. Move out.

    Oh, I do wish Fobus (or similar maker) would make more leftie paddle holsters. I like them but don't have one that fits my autos. Lefties, at any rate.

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