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 Post subject: Beretta/Benelli left handed mods.. help?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:03 pm 
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Ok guys,

So here is the deal. I'm new to waterfowling and this season has been downright awful for me this year so I haven't shot at too many ducks.

This past weekend though, finally got a decent number of ducks to decoy and I found myself fumbling around with the safety and missing ducks. I wanted to get into waterfowl hunting and try it out relatively cheap so what I did was borrow a friends Benelli Nova pump. Problem is, the gun is a standard right handed gun and I shoot left handed (this didn't cross my mind when I first started).

I've grown to like waterfowling a bunch even while being unsuccessful and eventually I have to give my friends gun back so I have to buy my own. I've pretty much settled on a Beretta 3901 because of the price. If I do save some more and splurge i'll probably get an Extrema or SBE2.

If I buy a regular right handed gun in any of these, what mods would I have to make to fit me being a lefty? I know the safety on the Berettas is reversible, but is there anything else? Also, the shell ejecting from the right side doesn't bother me.

Thanks for any advice and suggestions.

Jose




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 Post subject: Re: Beretta/Benelli left handed mods.. help?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:29 am 
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The 391 and Extrema come with shims to adjust the stock for drop and cast, which is important. I don't know about shims on the 3901.
I am left-handed and shoot a 391 for sporting clays and really like it. Mostly because I can adjust the stock to fit me well at little to no expense.

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 Post subject: Re: Beretta/Benelli left handed mods.. help?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:16 pm 
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I have a LH M2 that shoots NO different than my Vinci or Urika 2. I shot RH guns for 50 yrs.

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 Post subject: Re: Beretta/Benelli left handed mods.. help?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:05 am 
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Thanks guys. The general consensus seems to be that it doesnt make a huge difference.

When I purchase the gun I will definatley switch the safety though and play with shims.

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 Post subject: Re: Beretta/Benelli left handed mods.. help?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:47 pm 
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The safety on an Extrema II can't be reversed, you will have to buy the entire trigger group, only, $200.00.

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 Post subject: Re: Beretta/Benelli left handed mods.. help?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:40 pm 
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You might also try a benelli left hand montefeltro.It has a left handed safety and ejects on the left side.Not sure what your wanting to spend, its around $1000.00


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 Post subject: Re: Beretta/Benelli left handed mods.. help?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:04 pm 
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I shot a Remington 1100 for years, then when I got my LH SBE II it was like a new world. It is an awesome shotgun and I use it for ducks to huge honkers and it will cycle anything I have thrown at it.

Treat yourself and get a real Lefty, forget about retrofitting a RH gun.

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 Post subject: Re: Beretta/Benelli left handed mods.. help?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:54 pm 
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You're heading in the right direction. I bought a synthetic 3901 from dick's. Reversed the safety and flipped the bushing on the stock in a total of 30 minutes. Good to go for this lefty. You can buy two of these for the cost of the higher end guns...that are no better in my humble opinion.


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 Post subject: Re: Beretta/Benelli left handed mods.. help?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:06 am 
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Thanks for the advice guys...

I still havent decided but did narrow my choices to the 3901, LH SBE2 or LH M2...

My decision now is 3" or 3.5"...

Thanks again!!

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:41 am 
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If you go with a RH receiver gun then be sure that you wear shooting glasses in the field. One burst primer that puts gases into your eyes will give you a not so nice lesson why the correct tool for the job is the way to go. Saving a few bucks on a RH gun won't seem to be a good deal then.

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 Post subject: Re: Beretta/Benelli left handed mods.. help?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:54 pm 
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I see this thread is a bit old now; but, just some info. If you secide on a SBE II I suggest that you make sure to get the left hand version. The butt stock part numbers as well as the recoil pad are different or the left and right handed versions.

Just my $.02!

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Steve Cass
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 Post subject: Re: Beretta/Benelli left handed mods.. help?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:16 pm 
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prpark wrote:
I shot a Remington 1100 for years, then when I got my LH SBE II it was like a new world. It is an awesome shotgun and I use it for ducks to huge honkers and it will cycle anything I have thrown at it.

Treat yourself and get a real Lefty, forget about retrofitting a RH gun.

Phil


I agree 100% {hs#
I have the same experience with my m2 lefthand model
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