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    What are the best left handed handguns?

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    I like the Beretta PX4. The safety is ambidextrous, and you can switch the magazine release to either side. The only downside is the slide release is on the left.

  4. Other than the Charter Arms South Paw and the Randall mirror image 1911 that's now a collector's item, I don't know of any handguns specifically made for us Lefties.

    All the wheelguns still have the latch on the wrong side and all the semi autos still eject across our faces to the right.


    You can learn to 'make do' with about anything on the market. It depends on whether or not there are factory or after market 'ambidextrous' parts available for it.

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    I'm left handed. What really bothers me is the slide release that is made for right handed folks. I found that H&K handguns all have a mag release and a slide release that is easy for us "lefties". I own a P30. M&P's also have the slide release on the right side for us and you can change out the mag release for use with the left hand. There is also a left handed version of the CZ-75.

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    Hello jeepgal. I was going to advise you getting the HK p30 then I re-read your post. You have one. I think you are referring to the long length of the slide lock..or is slide release "-). They do make a P30S It is totally ambi. Mag release, de-cocker..same place next to hammer and the slide lock on right side of the gun.
    I have recently bought a FNX9 which is totally ambi. Mag release, safety and slide lock on both sides of the gun.
    As a lefty I do like using my left hand index (pointer) finger for the mag release.
    Hope this helps all my fellow lefties out there.
    BTW Stag Arms make left handed ARs Also the Beretta CX4 Storm carbine can be changed to a left handed model by anyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CapGun View Post
    Hello jeepgal. I was going to advise you getting the HK p30 then I re-read your post. You have one. I think you are referring to the long length of the slide lock..or is slide release "-). They do make a P30S It is totally ambi. Mag release, de-cocker..same place next to hammer and the slide lock on right side of the gun.
    I have recently bought a FNX9 which is totally ambi. Mag release, safety and slide lock on both sides of the gun.
    As a lefty I do like using my left hand index (pointer) finger for the mag release.
    Hope this helps all my fellow lefties out there.
    BTW Stag Arms make left handed ARs Also the Beretta CX4 Storm carbine can be changed to a left handed model by anyone.

    What I was trying to say was that when the slide release is on the side for right handers, (to me that's the left side) I can't lock the slide without being a contortionist. The HK's and M&P's have them on both sides so that fills that role for me. I don't have a safety on my P30, nor do I want one, especially on a carry gun. Ambidextrous safeties make me nervous.

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    I am left-handed and carry the Charter Arms Southpaw; Springfield XD45compact, or the Kel-tec P3AT.

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    I shoot my Glock left handed all the time. The Gen4 Glocks now have a reversable magazine catch, haven't tried one of those yet, but it looks like a go.

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    Not all HKs have slide releases on both sides though I think most can be changed over. The P30S (that must be what you have) does have it on both sides.
    Yes I know the P30 does not have have a safety with the LEM trigger system which is a great carry piece. As far as an ambi safety, it should not bother you in a DA/SA set up because if you don't carry it "cocked and locked" like a 1911 you can just leave it de-cocked in the DA mode with the safety off. BTW I have a USP .40 and the slide release is on the left side of the gun >> "righty" position.
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    +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.
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