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    McShibbs is offline Junior Member
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    Lefty from Northern Virginia

    Hello all,

    I'm 21 and I am left handed. I'm in the market for a handgun now and I'm looking to see what my options are being a lefty.

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    Welcome to the site!
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    i am also lefty and don't notice a big difference in shooting any gun. i think the big difference comes in the manuel safety and the mag release. there are some guns made with ambidextrious safeties and a lot of guns you can swap the mag release to the other side. not to bore you with stories but i had an m&p that i did swap the mag release and i had trouble shooting it cause i kept dropping the mag while i was shooting, so much i had to swap it back. most of my semi-autos are glocks which have no manual safeties and carry ten rounds. when empty most situations should be over. s&w has that new bodyguard 38 that does have a cylinder release on the top of the back strap which is accessible with either hand

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    Welcome from the Lone Star State.

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    welcome from southern oregon......... and an ambi shooter. when i shoot left the only real issue is the slide release and its easily hit with the middle finger of the right hand as you are supporting your left.

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    Thank you all for the welcoming gestures. I actually went shooting with some friends this past weekend. I handled my buddies glock hand gun and I did not like how it operated being left handed. Over all it was a nice firearm though. I'm definitely going to be taking my time doing my homework and getting some time in at the range before I make any purchases though. Hopefully I can find the right firearm for myself soon though.

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    can you be more specific on what you didn't like maybe i can be more help?

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