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Discussion in 'GSSF' started by RWBlue, Feb 20, 2010.
Talk to me about pistols for the left handed.
Can a Glock be setup for a left hander?
Anything can be set up for a lefty with enough $$$
I was thinking about this the other day. I thought it would be interesting if someone like Lone Wolf came out with a left hand conversion kit for a glock. It would include a slide with everything on the opposite side (ejection port on the left, extractor on the left, etc.) Also a new trigger group housing and bar, like the slide, with everything on the opposite side.
The only hang up I can think of would be the slide stop. There is that little ridge (for lack of a better word) around it. If one was made to function with this left handed conversion it would be on the opposite side of course, and not have that ridge around it. Also the empty spot where the slide stop used to be would look sort of dumb, but I guess it could always be buffed down.
I am not a lefty, but I think it would be cool to have a mirror pair of 19s. Would this even work?
I don't see why a Glock wouldn't work just fine for a lefty just the way it is.
I assume you are a righty like I am. So I never thought about this until today.
Today I was teaching a lefty. Ejection is not an issue, slide stop is not an issue, but the magazine release is.
Aren't Glocks available with ambi mag catch, or is it only select models.
I think most leftys are very apt at improvision. Have him/her try using their trigger finger or middle finger of their left hand.
I would think the trigger finger would be perfect for the mag release. In fact I can drop the mag without shifting my hand on the grip when holding the gun in my left hand but not when holding it in my right.
You can't get more ambi than HK P7
He couldn't get that to work very well. It may be because he is not comfortable with guns or ... but I was hoping a lefty would chime in and tell me how they do it.
Well, my brother is left handed and his solution is to shoot with his right hand. I suppose that's not much help.
My procedures for left hand operation of a Glock:
-Drop mags with your index finger (this is actually BETTER in my opinion than using your thumb on an ambi mag release, as it forces your trigger finger out of the trigger guard while changing mags. You can never be too safe!)
-Always release the slide with the off hand. This is not only easier than trying to release the slide lock with your trigger finger (which you CAN do, just not easily) its faster and easier under stress.
That's it! I shoot left handed and the lack of an external safety, combined with the location of the mag release make the Glock one of the most lefty friendly guns on the market. That was one of the main reasons I bought mine.
I've been shooting lefty for 40+ years. Trigger finger presses the mag release. Trigger finger on (SIG decocker).
SAOs with safties need to be on right side though.
This is a revolver that would seem to work for a left handed shooter http://www.charterfirearms.com/products/Charter_Southpaw_93820.html
i'm a lefty, but shoot stock glock's
Glocks are set up for lefthanders right from the box.
Why not go for a truly ambidextrous pistol, like the S&W M&P? They are great guns that have reversible magazine catches AND a slide lock lever that is on both sides. You also get the added benefit of great ergonomics!
Many lefties say, once they learn to do it, that magazine dropping is actually easier for them since they get a better push on the button with their index finger than righties do with their thumb.
my dept carries the beretta m9 and they asked us if the mag release needed to be switched to left handed everything else is already ambi
This would be correct.
Yup...when I carried SiGs, I changed the mag release...then I learned to use the trigger finger for decocking and magazine releasing...just as fast as the non Southpaws ...same drill for releaing the mags on my 1911s, GLOCKs and others with the "American" release...much preferred to the thumb for me as is the slingshot method for slide release...
...and I'm with Cobra64 on the SAOs and ambi safety...gottahavit for us...