Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Lefty 1911

1911's are already left handed.  The mag release is perfect placed for the social finger, and the slide release is perfect for the index finger of you strong hand.

You don't to make em special at all. Except for that little nub of the slide release that sticks out for my other strong hand's index finger to hit in a thumbs forward grip.  Oh, and the thumb safety is on the wrong side.  But that's it!

If I got one of these fancy lefty 1911s I'd have to relearn everything.  Locking the slide back would be easier, empty, with no mag in place, but I'm never in a hurry doing that.

2 comments:

armedlaughing said...

Agree!
They made a Randall mirror-image some years ago. IOt was a mechanical POS.
Besides, we sinister types are adaptive, eh?
:-)

gfa

Angus McThag said...

The AR is likewise ambidextrous.

I've never understood why people think that because the manual of arms is not identical that lefties can't operate them.