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 Post subject: Shooting RH Autos as a lefty
PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 5:19 pm 
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I'm thinking about a Browning A5 - I'm wondering if any of you leftys have shot one, and are the shells ejected far enough away from the shooter not to be distracting/unsafe? Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Shooting RH Autos as a lefty
PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:38 pm 
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Shooting a RH auto is safe. Being distracted, I doubt you will even notice but that is up to the shooter. One thing I did notice is during certain wind conditions, powder residue from the ejection port blows right back in your face and eyes and that is very unpleasant. Even with glasses on.


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 Post subject: Re: Shooting RH Autos as a lefty
PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:14 pm 
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In certain wind conditions powder residue blows in my face shooting my LH M2. Don't have a problem shooting my LH stocked Caesar Guerini.

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 Post subject: Re: Shooting RH Autos as a lefty
PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:24 am 
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I have never been bothered by RH ejection guns. There is a slight safety issue, but proper eye protect will minimize it.


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 Post subject: Re: Shooting RH Autos as a lefty
PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:10 am 
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I've shot a bunch of RH autos with no problems. Once in awhile I'll catch a little powder, but not that much. GO FOR IT!

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 Post subject: Re: Shooting RH Autos as a lefty
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:56 pm 
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The only thing that I have noticed other than above is the combination of arm length and shooting style makes it so a Remington 1100 ejects the spent shell primer first into my arm. haven't had a problem with any others but try the model you want out before you buy it to make sure there are no adverse effects.

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 Post subject: Re: Shooting RH Autos as a lefty
PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:22 pm 
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I switched to a Beretta 391 4 months ago as my clays gun. I have shot around 4K rounds through it and have had one instance where some powder blew back in my face. I had shooting glasses on of course and while I noticed it, it was a trivial matter. I do not notice, or at least am not consciously aware of the cases ejecting.

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 Post subject: Re: Shooting RH Autos as a lefty
PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:50 pm 
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I am 60,as left handed as can be,can't pick my nose right handed, and have been shooting autos for years. I have had all flavors,Remington,Benelli,Browning, along with many overand unders and single shots. never have had a problem with them being right handed. I do switch the saftey but that is a personal choice. The resale is also better and easier.


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 Post subject: Re: Shooting RH Autos as a lefty
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:11 pm 
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JacksBack wrote:
I switched to a Beretta 391 4 months ago as my clays gun. I have shot around 4K rounds through it and have had one instance where some powder blew back in my face. I had shooting glasses on of course and while I noticed it, it was a trivial matter. I do not notice, or at least am not consciously aware of the cases ejecting.


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I rarely even see the ejected hull go by my face. The gas ejected is not an issue for me either. I just use a standard Beretta AL391 or A400 semi-auto, and use the shims to set it up for left handed use.


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 Post subject: Re: Shooting RH Autos as a lefty
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:50 pm 
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I concur. I'm a lefty who has been shooting right-handed guns, professionally and recreationally, for over 20 years. I've considered buying left handed guns, but there is not much of a market for used lefty guns. I've found that there are advantages to shooting right handed guns, such as easier loading - I can keep my master grip on any gun while reloading. If your attention is on your target, as it should be, you'll never notice the shell eject. Also, I keep the safeties set up for righty - I don't want someone else to use my gun and think the safety is on, when it is actually off. Also, I live and work in a right handed world, and if I have to pick up a partner's gun or shoot a friend's gun, I don't want any confusion over whether I placed the safety off, when I wanted it on - or worse, put the safety on when I really need it to be off. As lefties, we're smarter and adapt better than those common right-handed folks, becuase we're special :wink: . Go with the right handed gun, and don't look back.


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 Post subject: Re: Shooting RH Autos as a lefty
PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:18 am 
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I'm left eye dominant and right handed I have shot trap And skeet for 40 + yrs and have tried many guns the good old model 12 served me well as a trap gun neutral stock worked fine and being a right handed port was not a problem . As for o/u 's that was always a struggle with the cast thing ended up shooting a couple of Remington 3200's neutral cast as well worked fine I tried many auto's and always had a problem with residue coming back into my right eye I have always shot with both eyes open . Shooting left handed Ceasar Gurrini's now they work fine , Everyone's experience is a little different you will have to experiment and see what works for u . My personal advice would be to find left handed guns


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 Post subject: Re: Shooting RH Autos as a lefty
PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:33 pm 
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