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First time AR decision

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by t9alejandro, May 16, 2011.

  1. t9alejandro


    Feb 5, 2011
    So ive been thinkin about buying a AR for the longest time and i now am faced with this great decision. I am right handed and lefteye dominant. NO this is not the same what should i do thread. I have never shot a rifle or shotgun and wouldnt mind starting to shoot rifle left handed.
    "Should i invest in buying a left hand specific rifle right of the bet?"
    Stag Arms for example. I've done all the little tests to determin what my dominant eye is.
    P.S. i shoot my guns right handed
  2. glock031


    Jun 18, 2010
    I'm right handed, left eye dominent also. I been shooting rifles left handed for so long now it feels natural. I have no choice as my vision is too blurry to shoot rifles right handed.

    To me its like the ar is set up left hand friendly as is. No need for a left handed stag version IMO.

  3. t9alejandro


    Feb 5, 2011
    I heard some complains about the spend casings flying in said persons face
  4. Eurodriver


    Sep 11, 2010
    Is their face in front of the ejection port?
  5. eracer

    eracer Where's my EBT?

    Apr 5, 2011
    Tampa, FL
    Follow your eye-dominance. Buy a left-handed rifle. I'm left-handed and right-eyed. Can't imagine shooting a left-hand rifle now. I still shoot handguns left-handed.
    Last edited: May 16, 2011
  6. glock031


    Jun 18, 2010
    Happened to me with steel cased ammo only (silver bear 62gr hp). Brass been GTG.
    Last edited: May 16, 2011
  7. J. Parker

    J. Parker

    May 24, 2000
    Ephrata, Wa.
    I'm the same as you. I thought firing a right-handed AR as a lefty would be a problem but it's not. The spent cases don't even ding the brass deflector. I have a CMMG upper and a Mega lower FWIW.

  8. djegators


    Mar 1, 2009
    Tampa, FL
    I am not lefty, but I shoot with a lefty, and another who is right-handed, but left eye dominant as well. Both shoot my ARs left-handed without issue. I would rather have the parts compatibility then the very small improvement from a left-handed upper. I would consider a KAC lower, which is truly ambidextrous, if I were a lefty, and I had the cash to spend, but a standard AR is easily handled by lefties in my experience.
  9. BBJones


    Mar 2, 2010


    I am RH but left eye dominant. I shoot long guns left handed (AR, AK, pump SG, etc.). I use a traditional AR (not a LH version). I see no reason to get a LH AR as there are IMO no advantages and some disadvantages (part incompatibilities).
    I reccomend and ambi-saftey. I also use a BAD-type lever (mine is Troy but works the same as Magpul and others on the market. It makes LH reloads much easier and faster) and an ambi-charging handle. With those three add-ons I feel my AR is very LH friendly.
  10. Leftie ARs are a gimmick. Just get a regular one so you don't limit your options, and learn to shoot it leftie, to use your non-dominant eye, and/or get a red dot sight and learn to shoot both eyes open.
  11. STI


    Mar 4, 2003
    I recently got a Rock River, this Rifle is used 7 days a week and so far runs flawless, highly reccomend it, I have fold down sights with EOTech
  12. JASV.17

    JASV.17 Prime Example

    Jul 10, 2007
    I'm right handed with a left eye dominance as well.

    With an EoTech (or even Aimpoint for that matter) there's no issue at all. I pick up the recticle very easily, I don't even notice my eye dominance one bit. With the irons, however, I must close my left eye.