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    semi-autos for LEFTIES

    what are some good choices for the southpaws that have right side mag release, slide release, and safety release.

    i don't think that there are that many out there

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    I have a Beretta 92FS and had the mag release switched to the right side - works great for me.

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    my taurus pt92 and pt100 both have ambi safeties, reversable mag releases but neither has an ambi slide release. i either use my trigger finger to release the slide or my off hand (right) middle finger as i am repositioning the supporting hand.

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    CZ 85 is the ampendex version of the 75......pretty nice gun right there!

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    Springfield XDm's have the mag release on both sides. Not aware of any that have the slide release on both or 'wrong side' though.

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    ppq without a doubt! best trigger, ergonomics, and looks of all listed here, ambi mag reliease and ambi slide lock.

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    The Beretta PX4 Compact F has an ambi safety/decocker, ambi slide release and reversable mag release. Being left handed, I've shot so long w/ righty controls that's the way I shoot, but kinda neat having an ambi slide release as you can get at it from either side. Excellent range and concealed firearm.

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    I'm a lefty. Generally speaking, I feel that most ambi designs never cover all controls and even if they do, the ejection port is still on the wrong side -- especially when shooting in the weaver stance where the casings can sometimes come right back in your face. To me, it's always a compromise of some sort. I just accept it and adapt my style as a left handed shooter for a right handed world. If you can adapt to right handed featured guns, you will have more choices.

    That said, I wonder... would it be that difficult to simply mirror the right handed design components and manufacturing processes to produce a complete left handed model pistol? And, what is the percentage of left handed shooters out there? ... would it be enough to make it worthwhile for a manufacturer to go down this road?

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    I have never felt I needed a left hand specific pistol. I use my left middle finger to release magazines, and my trigger finger for slide release. Even on guns capable of switching the mag release button, I don't. It is actually harder for me to adjust my grip to use my thumb.

    Revolvers are more of a challenge, but it just takes practice. I still carry a S&W snubbie almost daily with no real problems. All of it is a training issue.

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    I have a Ruger p95 that has safety and mag release on both sides. Have a look

    Left side



    Right side


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