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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-15-2016, 01:31 AM Thread Starter
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Left handed concealed carry

Im not sure if this is the right place to post this but I couldn't find a concealed carry forum. I am turning 21 within the next year and I am starting to look at handguns for concealed carry. I looked at a couple glocks and liked the way they felt, but when I tried to engage the slide lock it was awkward to do. All so I don't like the idea of the shells ejecting out toward my face. At a range its not a big deal because I wear eye protection, but if I ever needed to use it for something else and I couldn't use perfect shooting form I don't want to have a shell casing hit my eye. Does anyone have any recommendations for a good handgun for a lefty or am I just going to have to get used to a right handed one?
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Re: Left handed concealed carry

I am a lefty, so I can feel your pain. I personally shoot a M&P 9c w/o the safety. It has ambidextrous slide release's. I believe all of that line are that way. I also have a j frame (revolver) that doesn't really require much aside from a trigger pull.

I'd say if you're worried about taking a shell to the face, stick with a revolver. A semi that ejects to the left doesn't exist to my knowledge. As far as controls go, there are a lot less options for us lefties if you want something that is ambidextrous. Only other thing to do is suck it up and learn to use right hand controls shooting left handed.
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Re: Left handed concealed carry

Ill look more into the m&ps. I read online that some small companies made 1911s a while back that were left handed but thats like hiding a cannon under a tshirt. The main thing I was struggling with was the slide release. Its not that I cant do it, its just not comfortable and just inconvenient. But thanks for the input
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Re: Left handed concealed carry

I'm also left handed and was looking at FN fnx and cz-85.
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I am left handed and use a 2in. colt .38 spec for my carry weapon. I still qualify with it every year..
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Re: Left handed concealed carry

Fellow southpaw...never had a casing from any semi interfere (strike, distract, etc) with my vision.

Now right handed muzzleloaders...them's a whole 'nother story. Especially if you shoot with both eyes open.

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Ill look more into the m&ps. I read online that some small companies made 1911s a while back that were left handed but thats like hiding a cannon under a tshirt. The main thing I was struggling with was the slide release. Its not that I cant do it, its just not comfortable and just inconvenient. But thanks for the input
The slide release is the main thing. A lot of companies make ambi safety's, but fail to make ambi slide releases. Doesn't make much sense to me.
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Re: Left handed concealed carry

Being a lefty also I've been kicking around getting a new cc gun. Check out the Tarus PT series pt809, pt840 and the one I'm considering pt845. If I'm not mistaken all have ambi safe, fire, decock, and also slide release. I've only researched them on line and haven't checked one out in person yet so see for yourself. Also you might want to consider how you will carry your gun LH holsters for many models are hard if not impossible to find.

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Sig Sauer P320. Slide release on both sides. Mag release is reversible. Striker fire, so no safety.

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the Springfield XDS has ambidextrous clip release.
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