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My father was a lefty and a Boeing Engineer.

In the 1980's (before he retired) he was at a meeting with the President of Boeing and 16 other VP's. The president noticed his curious writing ('hire the left handed, it is fun to watch them write'!) and said, 'Angell! you are left handed! Anyone else?.....
One by one each mans' left hand rose until all 17 Boeing VP's admitted they were left handed. Finally the president said, 'it OK I am a lefty too.

ALL 18 - True Story.
 

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Many of the Forums tend to have slow periods. Perhaps most of us have run out of useful things to say and have stopped writing until we have something useful to say. That's OK with me.
 

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LH SSP Air Guns

I moved my LH SSP airgun shooting inside due to the summer heat. Really nice when the only wind to deal with is from the overhead fan. Maybe I'll go do some-o-that now. It's 107F outside.

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Hello all
I don't know if this counts, but i"m right handed, left eye dominate, there for I shoot rifle and shot gun off my left shoulder. Hand gun (two hand grip, with the gun in my right hand) off my left eye.
I learned how to shoot rifle off my right shoulder, as I knew nothing of eye dominance at the time.
My brother is left handed.
anyway, it's just me
all the best to all
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i am in my right mind

but there is NOTHING INTERESTING for us special people to discuss. I did learn that when shooting my new to me 1962 Remington 550-1 it works better when I REMOVE that ugly shell deflector ! with it on it deflects the hot shells onto my right wrist, but when off it throws them completely clear. YEAH! my 552 Remington is not fun with the deflector removed!!:eek::eek::bthumb:
 

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Deflector on a 550-1

but there is NOTHING INTERESTING for us special people to discuss. I did learn that when shooting my new to me 1962 Remington 550-1 it works better when I REMOVE that ugly shell deflector ! with it on it deflects the hot shells onto my right wrist, but when off it throws them completely clear. YEAH! my 552 Remington is not fun with the deflector removed!!:eek::eek::bthumb:
I never removed the deflector from my 550-1. I assumed it would throw brass in my face. My grandson now has that rifle. I will suggest he remove the deflector and see how he likes it that way.
 

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New kid in town, southpaw, bought my very first left-handed firearm recently. I own Ithaca 37's and Browning SA-22's (which are very nice for us), but my Mossberg L43 is the only dedicated left-handed firearm in my collection.
 

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When I bought my first AR-15, I could not wait to shoot it...
Took it out back and fired a single round.
OUCH!!
I had a .223 ring burned into my forehead above my right eye.

It had never occurred to me that my old Colt (a pre-deflector unit) would treat me so poorly!

Ordered a Bushmaster upper the next day!

Found a milsurp lefty deflector later but never switched uppers. I have both uppers but the Colt is like new.

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I'm closing in on 69 years old rapidly. Over the years, left-handed guns were expensive, and hard to come by. I COLLECT guns, and have less than a dozen dedicated left-handed guns.

Pistols I shoot pretty much ambidextrously, rifles, not so much. However, I've gotten pretty good with the "reach over grip" illustrated in Saving Private Ryan. It's all good.:t
 

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I'm closing in on 69 years old rapidly. Over the years, left-handed guns were expensive, and hard to come by. I COLLECT guns, and have less than a dozen dedicated left-handed guns.

Pistols I shoot pretty much ambidextrously, rifles, not so much. However, I've gotten pretty good with the "reach over grip" illustrated in Saving Private Ryan. It's all good.:t
What a coincidence. I just had my 69th birthday a few weeks ago. My first three rifles were right handed. Then I bought an ambidextrous Ruger No. IV in 220 Swift, followed by a left handed Anschutz MPR. That was the end of me buying right handed rifles. While many models of fine rifles are not built left handed, I have no trouble exhausting my firearms budget each year with another excellent left handed rifle or two. Being late to the game, I have wanted to try one of everything available lefty. As you may have read I have bought and later sold (or given to family members) at least two dozen different left handed rifles over the past eight years.

My most recent purchases are a left handed Ruger M77 Hawkeye in 204 Ruger and a left handed Savage 93GL (22 WMR). My most recent sales have been my left handed Martini International MK II and the left handed BAT action 222 that I am currently offering in the Trading Post.

So far, I have bought only two rifles that know for sure I will never sell. They are a left handed CZ 452 American and an ambidextrous Ruger No. 1V in 222 Rem. In fact I spent a few $$ having Don Stith make a BR stock for the CZ and I recently bought a fine piece of French Walnut that is being made into a stock for the Ruger 1V. I will post pictures once I get a final finish on that one.

The only rifle I sold that I would like to have back is the MPR.
 

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Last summer picked up a Ruger American Left hand in 308 to deer hunt, the gun dealer a friend for about 40 years suggested it with an offer to buy it back for full price if I didn't like the preformance. To my surprise for a $350 gun it shoots less than 1" groups at 100 yards.
 

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Last summer picked up a Ruger American Left hand in 308 to deer hunt, the gun dealer a friend for about 40 years suggested it with an offer to buy it back for full price if I didn't like the preformance. To my surprise for a $350 gun it shoots less than 1" groups at 100 yards.
For a deer gun, that is far better than you even need. With the quick kill target of a deer being about 6" in diameter, the deer hunter does not need anything better that 1.5" at 100 yards to be sure of a quick kill out to 200 yards. That is as long as buck fever doesn't spoil your aim.:D
 

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For a deer gun, that is far better than you even need. With the quick kill target of a deer being about 6" in diameter, the deer hunter does not need anything better that 1.5" at 100 yards to be sure of a quick kill out to 200 yards. That is as long as buck fever doesn't spoil your aim.:D
I was prepared to call 3" groups at 100 yards good enough for my needs, but pleased with the results. Had to go through a few different ammo brands to get the best results which ended up Federal Sierra BTJH.
 

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I didn't buy my first firearm until age 65, eight+ years ago. It was a Marlin 39A. I shot that for 2 years and replaced with 452 American. Had they made the Silhouette model in LH, I would have bought that. I enjoy NRA SB Metallic Silhouette.

I sold the scoped 39A to a club member 4+ years ago. You can add me to the LH group.
 
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