Walther PPQ, HK45 & P30, S&W M&P (reversable mag release) to name a few.
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
I have a Beretta 92FS and had the mag release switched to the right side - works great for me.
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.
CZ 85 is the ampendex version of the 75......pretty nice gun right there!
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.
ppq without a doubt! best trigger, ergonomics, and looks of all listed here, ambi mag reliease and ambi slide lock.
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.
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?
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.
I have a Ruger p95 that has safety and mag release on both sides. Have a look