Left Handed Curse


August 30, 2011, 01:18 PM
I checked my online holster order that I made on June 22nd, and it's still on backorder.

Most every right-handed shooter can order a Galco Triton for most any handgun and get it in a week.

It'll probably be 90 days to get a left-handed holster for a Glock 22, LOL... Like it's some obscure model of firearm.

At least online there is the impression that you can get what you need, which is less demoralizing than going into a typical gun store which stocks nice holsters for righties, and cheap "universal" or "ambidextrous" holster options for the lefties.

Do any of you other lefties ever consider changing teams when it comes to carry, and just carrying on your support side?

Functionally speaking, I think lefties have less of a coordination disparity with their off-hand then righties do. We still have to click a mouse with our right hand, shift a standard transmission, rotate a motorcycle throttle, use scissors, etc.

Initially, it may take a little getting used to, but after a while I'm sure proficiency will be fine.

You could literally walk into a gun store and buy a decent holster off the rack, instead of waiting for India to get your order, asemble the holster, and then send it back across the ocean.


Has anyone gotten so frustrated that they've changed sides?

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August 30, 2011, 04:17 PM
I think many, if not most, holster owners are ordering them on-line these days. I think you need to find a different maker. I'm a righty, but the holsters I own all would take the same time to get as a lefty holster. All are US made, by the way.

Raven Concealment. My delivery time was 40 days, same as if I were a lefty.

High Noon. Some models can get to you as fast as the UPS guy can get to your house.

Garrett Industries. Delivery in a couple of weeks.

Order a Milt Sparks and wait the same 20+ weeks as the righty's do.

If you want it fast try Comp-Tac. Current production time is two days for the standard OWB holster, in either righty or lefty.

August 31, 2011, 01:20 PM
Comp-tac makes great stuff I'll second that. They have the infidel that seems like what you were looking at before, it is a little more though.

September 2, 2011, 05:14 PM
I'm a southpaw too - Comp-tac got my Spartan LH for Ruger SR9c out to me very quickly. I know what you're saying though, because the in-store selection for lefties sucks.

I remember in the military, when we first got the Baretta 9mms - there were conversion kits available for left-handed shooters. We were just instructed to get used to doing things a bit different. Now, I appreciate that because it is really hard to find "lefty" stuff. Although several of my pistols have ambidextrous magazine releases, I still use the middle finger of my left hand to eject the magazine - and can do it as fast as anyone else.

Oh yeah, as a lefty - don't you just hate running a weedeater?

September 2, 2011, 05:28 PM
Southpaw here, and I can relate to the lack of CCW holsters for us lefties.

While I'm at work, I actually prefer to carry my sidearm in a right handed holster, as it's purpose is to be there as a backup to the rifle in this case. I have been practicing as often as time allows to use it right handed, and without the benefit of the left hand for support of any kind. If I need it, I'm gonna need it in a hurry, so this is my line of reason behind this.

Sidearm is chambered in 9mm, whilst rifle is chambered in 7.62x51mm.

So, one could say that I have switched sides in a way.

I feel the need for more practice at this regardless.:)


September 3, 2011, 10:24 AM
wow! I'm not that ambidextrous. I play guitar right-handed (conscious decision because of the lack of LH guitars), but to depend on my RH for defense - I'm not that brave. I'm an excellent shot LH'd, but RH'd - I may shoot myself.

September 4, 2011, 11:08 PM
I am also a lefty. I ordered my holster from Tommy Theis. You can order them at theisholsters.com. Mine took about 10 days to get here and I ordered on a friday night. All of his holsters are custom made just how you want them. Although he does only offer IWB holsters. If you get one from him pay the extra money and get the horse hide it is sooooo much better than the leather.

As for the shooting off hand I cant do it with a pistol. I do shoot rifles and shotguns right handed but just cant seem to do in with a pistol.

September 5, 2011, 12:56 AM
took 5 months to get my holster for my sig, but to me it's worth it.

September 5, 2011, 01:11 AM
I'm actually getting really good at shooting left handed being a righty. Learning how to write left handed may have helped with that though. Someone that Recently passed away was left handed but shot guns right handed because of the lack of left handed guns back in the 1930s.

September 5, 2011, 01:08 PM
I practice with both hands because I am afraid that in a worse case scenario my right hand might be injured. I can shoot at about 75% accuracy left handed, if it comes down to it I know I have a fighting chance still.

September 5, 2011, 10:34 PM
While I am a righty, I know something about being left-handed, as my wife and two kids are left-handed.

I know what you mean about practicing left handed. To me, it is a must-do, but is sometimes neglected.

A funny thing happened at one of our shoots. We had some silhouette targets set up behind a huge boulder and were supposed to shoot from both sides. When I got to the left side, I switched the gun to the left hand and shot them one handed. One of the other shooters said, "Can he do that?".

September 7, 2011, 10:40 PM
Lefty as well, but right-eye dominant. I fire long guns right-handed, and am ambidextrous enough to fire a pistol right-handed, but drawing right-handed does not feel intuitively natural for me.

If I absolutely had to carry with a right-handed holster, I'd do it versus going unarmed.

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