GUN ATTN: AR owners/builders

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  1. DoucheBag

    DoucheBag New Member

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    what exactly is needed to make one a left handed version? i dont need it to be fully ambidextrous (sp?) just really the ejection. can i simply buy the a right handed model and a left handed upper and everything will be compatible?
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    a LH upper will go on a normal lower with no modifications, if you decide you want ambi controls you can add them to the lower too.
     
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    hmm.. so it'd be relatively cheap to convert one. :coold:
     
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    don't bother. I'm a lefty and as long as your upper has a deflector then you'll never get a casing in your face.

    The only gun that I feel a lefty version is really appropriate is a bolt-action and I don't care about the ejection -- just so the bolt can be easily actuated with my left hand.
     
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    993kgt building an airplane whee

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    military required it to be designed to be fired by either
     
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    if you make a left, you are also going to need a left bolt and BC IIRC
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    generally when you see left uppers for sale they include the bcg.
     
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    mattsb2000 OT Supporter

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    wat?!

    The charging handle on an AR is symmetrical. :hs:
     
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    It's not the charging handle that is different... it's the bolt and bolt carrier... The bolt will have the gas exit ports on the other side (along with the indentations for the forward assist) And the bolt needs the extractor on the opposite side.

    Basically everything gets reversed.

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  10. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    Just get a RH model with a brass deflector and you'll be fine. :o Plus if you ever decide to sell it down the road you'll have a much easier time.
     
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    Nice staking. :cool:
     
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    yea I was pretty happy with it. That's how it came from Smith & Wesson.
     
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    Sorry I misread what you posted. :hsd:
     

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