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    Well, here's some food for thought. I love shooting and I've always wanted a 1911. Is it a hopeless quest to have a lefty 1911? Is it financial reasonable to dream that dream?

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    All you need is a left-hander's thumb safety. The other controls (slide release and magazine release) work better/faster for lefties than righties! To spend money on a mirror image gun is a total waste.

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    Agree with you. Sure would be nice to have a true leftie.

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    I'm so sorry. Handicaps are a bitch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cool Hand Lance View Post
    Well, here's some food for thought. I love shooting and I've always wanted a 1911. Is it a hopeless quest to have a lefty 1911? Is it financial reasonable to dream that dream?
    Randal used to make a leftie... see earlier post in this forum.

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    I've shot a couple different 1911's. I've rented a couple different S&W and my good friend has a Springfield. The right handed set-up isn't really that hard to adjust to. I just want to weigh all my options before I buy a 1911. Does anyone know how hard / costly a ambidextrous slide catch is? I just want a 1911, so I will adapt and overcome.

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    A gunsmith will probably charge 40-50 bucks for fitting, plus the cost of the part. (See Brownells.com for parts.) Thumb safeties, like triggers, are not for do-it-yourselfers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 45fan View Post
    Randal used to make a leftie... see earlier post in this forum.
    Yup..I've seen one of those before. I am a lefty and love shooting 1911's. You have an ambi safety and you can even get a slide lock for the left side if you wish. I have a friend that did it with a Colt Gov model.

    1911's for me are like tattoos for drunk teenagers. there's always room for one more.

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