GUN AR owners who are left-handed....

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  1. pyite

    pyite Member

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    Not left-handed AR owners.

    I just bought one, righty of course. Are there any mods that you would recommend?

    Ambi safety
    brass deflector
    ambi mag release thing? (seems kind of pricey)

    or just fucking deal with it (brass and gas). I have shot right-handed guns all my life but never a high capacity semi auto.
     
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    ambi trigger?

    Don't shoot wolf. It's like inhaling horse pee.
     
  3. How does an ambi trigger work?
     
  4. OMG, we both responded at the same time.

    ibShenaniguns :noes:
     
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    see edit. dont know why i was thinking trigger.
     
  6. The standard brass deflector built into the upper should be enough to keep the brass away from you depending on how you hold the rifle. The ambi safety is personal preference. I've seen right handed guys run ambi safeties so they can activate them with their trigger fingers. In that case, the standard safety is fine for lefties.
     
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    The stock brass deflector SHOULD work, but with MG's AR, I've still gotten a few hot pieces of brass down the back of my neck. I'm not sure how, but it's difficult to maintain trigger finger discipline while trying to get a burning hot piece of metal out of the back of your shirt.
     
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    THT The easy way is always mined

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    How do you know what inhaling horse pee is like? Was it you that I saw in the video?? :eek3:
     
  9. It's because you hold it funny and basically position yourself facing the ejection port.
     
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  11. Basically, don't stand like this, square yourself up to the target better and you won't be positioning yourself to get hit with brass.
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    Shit. I was hoping that you wouldn't find out about that.
     
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    My stance has gotten better since that photo was taken. I was also trying to shoot with the stock fully collapsed like you like to shoot, I extend it all the way now.

    And I was absolutely no involved in the Enumclaw horse-fucking death-ring.
     
  14. Yes. This is a big part of not getting hit in the face with brass. I've shot left handed with the stock fully collapsed and with a real square stance I've never taken one in the face.
     
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    :naughty:
     
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    Buy a lefty upper?
     
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    I just learned to shoot all my rifles right handed. It helps that I'm right eye dominant anyway.
     
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    I've been debating this, and decided against it due to the limited availability of parts. Realistically, left-handed people have learned to adapt to pretty much everything that's not symmetrical, and we all seem to survive just fine (except I hate writing in normal spiral notebooks!). Adapting to shooting an AR left-handed is no different. Things aren't done exactly the same, but it doesn't impair the operator's ability to shoot.
     
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    I went to a bar in Enumclaw once, I was hoping to meet 'Mr. Hands.'
     
  20. What would have happened if you met him?
     
  21. I love how a left-handed AR thread turns into a thread about bestiality.
     
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    Didn't he die? I saw really short article in the paper about it a couple years ago :rofl:
     
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    I thought the horse's name was Mr. Hands.
     
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    I have no idea :rofl: All I know is the video was called Mr. Hands
     

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