Charter Arms Southpaw!

April 11, 2007, 02:08 AM

Makes me hope they'll make a lefty version of the Bulldog which would be a perfect counterpart to my Taurus 445! As silly as it sounds I'd love to have a matched set of guns with the left side being entirely southpaw. Perhaps none to PC for the old CCW thing but it'd be super cool all the same! What do you all think?

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April 11, 2007, 03:38 AM
Itís not something that I would pitch a tent for and be the first in line to buy one. Reviews/ShotShow says their going to be limited amounts available.
Iím a left or right handed shooter with a handgun. A definite (preferred) lefty with a rifle/shotgun.
But itís a good choice (leaving out makes, models) for left handed shooters who prefer a left hand version. Even for matched models (right and left handed). If thatís what, one is looking for.

April 11, 2007, 11:49 AM
I had been debating about starting this very thread.

A little background.....
I am ambidextrous (and I mean this in a positive way--Able to use both hands with equal facility) pretty much. I write, shoot, play guitar (sort of) left-handed, but I play sports (throw, bat, kick) as a rightie. And then there are some things I do equally well (um....uh...use an ax is the only thing that comes to mind right now....oh well...)

I understand that many pistols have ambi "controls"--safety, mag release, etc. and I don't have a problem with it, but in my mind, there is something just not right about a southpaw revolver. I guess I'm just a revolver purist (if there is such a thing)--the cylinder release should be on the left, the cylinder should swing to the left, etc. As a leftie shooter, I've adapted comfortably to this and if I had a revolver that was reversed, well it would just be confusing. Since I'm not into pistols with removal mags, I want everything to be the same, in the same place, work the same (basically) way, etc. I getting set in my ways on this, but I'm ok with that.

Eventho I'm a leftie shooter, I would probably never buy a southpaw revolver. I know production of the "southpaw" will be limited, but I wonder why Charter decided to pursue this?

Wondering (but not too much),

P.S. Of course the above opinion would apply to double-action revolvers. I know that the load gate on a single action revo is on the right. Being the so-called revolver purist: since this is the way it's always been, this is the way it should be (if you can follow that kind of logic). So, I'm ok with the single-action's time-tested design.

April 11, 2007, 09:14 PM
Well it's about time someone thought of the lefties out there. I've always liked the single actions because of their lefty design, but never really fell for any DA revolvers like the S&W's, until now. Too bad there aren't any other options for the Charter Southpaw yet, (finished in blue, no exposed hammer, etc), but for a good alternative to Smith's J-frames, I'll definitely check one out.

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