Any Lefties Out There?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by MI2600, Nov 20, 2013.

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  1. MedWheeler

    MedWheeler Member

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    I am left-handed. A "left-handed" gun would screw me up.

    My carry guns either do not have safety levers, or have long "first-shot" trigger pulls that negate the need for one. My trigger finger is well-adapted to doing magazine-release duty as well.

    Rock Island Armory offers several 1911 models that are affordably-priced and have ambidextrous safety levers.

    Is your current CZ82 too large for carry?
     
  2. MI2600

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    I really like the CZ82s because of their apparent durability and the caliber. However, they are double stack magazines which makes them a little thick for concealment.

    I think I should do some research into the true Makarovs because they are single stack.

    Nope, just checked the safety is on the WRONG side.
     
  3. oneounceload

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    I have the PSP but the M8 also has an ambi mag release.

    Looking at pocket rockets, there is the Rohrbaugh and the new Boberg
     
  4. armedwalleye

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    Another leftie here.

    Ruger SR9c in a narrow double stack 9mm
    5904 Smith and Wesson in a 9mm for a double stack.
    The Springfield XDS in a 9 or a 45 would also work. The 45 is a single stack, and I think the 9 is as well, but the XDs's look a little more industrial.

    Your left hand 45 is a Randall.


    Good luck in the search. I have the Ruger and the Smith in the 9mm rotation and also the XDS .45, and am happy with them all.
     
  5. CA Raider

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    the safety can be wherever. learn to work it - whevever it is.
    know your weapon and just work it. it only takes an instant to flip the safety on or off.

    CA R
     
  6. Aikibiker

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    I am a lefty and have on occaision carried a CZ85. I carry it safety off hammer down though as I do not want to try to get a safety off under adrenal stress.

    It sounds like you have two very good weapons already. I would worry more about a good comfortable holster to make carrying an all steel gun more comfortable. Take a look at the new hybrid style since they spread the weigh tbetter when carrying IWB. I like the ones made by Comptac and I know they make holster for the CZ85.
     
  7. peacemaker45

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    Sig P238. Colt Mustang Pocketlite, with ambi. Those fit your requirements exactly.

    But the new Ruger SR series, and FN FNX guns, although plastic, have their controls on both sides.
     
  8. SEE IT LIKE A NATIVE

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    First off i recomend you get over your aversion to polymer framed guns !Get a Glock or if it is too bulky get a Kahr , the compact rugers are great too ! If you open your eyes to polymer you have a large number of very good carry guns from people like Beretta , Sig , smith and wesson , Bersa , Taurus ! I think your choice should be something that is reliable , powerful enough to stop an attacker and concealable ! i havent weighed it , but i bet my plastic glock 30 sf with 10 rounds in it and an 9 round spare mag weigh about the same as a Commander sized 1911 and 7 rounds ! Kevin
     
  9. Pukindog12

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    Bersa Thunder 9UC Pro. Safety/decocker and slide release on both sides and the mag release is reversible. Also quite possibly the easiest semi-auto to break down and clean. Great gun for the money! ;)
     
  10. oneounceload

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    Try that with a 1911 with a RH safety and carrying in C-1 - not happening with any degree of speed or safety
     
  11. 11c2v

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    CZ P07, double stack but I CCW it everyday.
     
  12. PawDaddy

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    Lefty here. Don't own a pistol now other than a Kel-Tec .380. Just carry revolvers, but have owned several autos in the past. Most were double action, so I never used the safety. Most had ambi decocker, mag release. But, it's not that hard to adapt to. Especially if you don't have a safety to worry with.
     
  13. Ignition Override

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    Yes. My first handgun is a WW2 Sauer 38H. After I acquire the CCW permit next near, my handguns Might Not be used for carry, outside the car.

    But based on the superb trigger on this WW2 Sauer, my next gun will probably be a Sig 230/232.
    If one decides to "carry", the decocker seems to be the way to go for a lefty in a righty world. I don't like the thickness of double-stack mags, including the excellent Cz 82. In the Memphis climate, shirts I wear are usually tucked in and jackets are only worn November-early March.
     
  14. Kaeto

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    I'm a lefty and my carry gun is a Charter Arms Undercover Southpaw.

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  15. jeepnik

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    A bit on my soapbox here.

    Every time a southpaw settles for right handed handguns, or buys into the "you don't need a left handed gun" propaganda they do all of us lefties a disservice.

    Imagine if you will what the right handed shooters would say if we started to make only left handed handguns and fed them the same line.

    In addition, when you settle or believe the BS and end up not buying what few left handed models are available, you make it just that much harder for manufacturers to want to spend money on producing them.
     
  16. SharpsDressedMan

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    I'm a leftie, and I can shoot right handed guns better than most right handed people. Being able to get parts more easily, learning to handle ANY gun you pick up WELL, and learning to ADAPT in general are all useful things to have, be you left or right handed. The costs and limits of "left hand only" guns actually turns me off. I do have a few left hand rifles (Rem 700), but also manage to shoot my long range, right hand Rem 700 .300 Mag in prone position more easily than a comparable left handed rifle. I DO apologize if I am doing you a disservice by being left handed and not demanding left handed guns. I STILL recommend learning to shoot a right handed gun as well as any left handed gun you might own....you might have to use a "pick up" some day during an emergency.
     
  17. cocojo

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    First off being a lefty I won't buy any gun with right hand only safeties if I can help it. Glock's are it for me, I also have Beretta's (ie.), Nano, M9. Now I do own a Tomcat I do like it but I don't use the safety and it's big so I can check it. I like my j frame smith's also. Ruger LCP is ok but their LC9 is totally right handed. You have to check around and draw a line on what's acceptable for you. I stay away from small tiny right handed only gun safeties like Ruger LC9 or S&W Shield. Murphy's law!
     
  18. Spade5

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    Left eye dominant

    I do most things left handed. When I was in first grade about 60 years ago, my teacher would not let me write left handed. She was a tough old bird and would smack me with a ruler if I held the big fat pencil in my left hand.

    I cannot aim a rifle right handed to save my soul. Needless to say I ate a lot of brass in the Army. Talk about a right handed world.

    I shoot hand guns about the same with either hand and don't mind the safety or slide release on the left side but the mag release on the left just doesn't get it. I guess I am a switch hitter.

    I am thinking of a Ruger SR9C because it pretty much has both. I practice two handed and one handed grip with either hand. You never know what you might need.
     
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