GUN So I’m thinking of getting a Sig P250…

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    simply because of the ambidextrous slide catch, and reversible magazine release. Since there are no external safeties, one can easily make the gun a lefty. Like me.

    I’ve always been uncomfortable with the fact that (for me) operating a right-handed handgun left-handed is a handicap, mostly in the area of reloading. In navy boot camp to qualify on the M9 beretta, part of the course involves a few quick shots (I don’t remember how many) followed by a magazine change and a few more quick shots. This one part of the course caused me to rethink how I was going to qualify and eventually I made the choice to do the whole thing right-handed. I qualified the first time around, but I didn’t shoot nearly as accurate and fast as I could have left-handed.

    I should point out that the navy wants people (at least in boot camp) who shoot lefty to reach under the gun and operate the slide release with your right hand. They are extremely specific on what you do with the firing and non-firing hand. One does not want to ever change what they tell you, simply because it your way works better (if you’ve ever been in the military you know what I’m talking about. I just found this maneuver insanely awkward.

    I guess the other reason I want one is that Sigs are obviously very fine weapons, and I don’t have one yet.

    thoughts?
     
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    i handle a couple, and watched a guy tear it down and reconfigure it to be a compact. it looks and feels great IMO. i'm trying to decide if i'll get a p250 or stick with the p229
     
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    I'm not sure how I feel about the DAO trigger on the P250. alot of people seem to like it, they say its very light and even for a DAO. but still...

    so someone told me you can apparently reverse the mag release of most Sigs. combined with slingshoting the slide like I usually do this would essentially be a lefty as well.

    any truth to this? looking at a p229
     
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    I ordered my p250 3 weeks ago, 4 weeks this Sunday and it still isn't in. DON'T order it. Buy one if you can find one.
     
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    I am in the same boat as you. I am left handed and operating a SIG left handed does put you at a disadvantage. Love the guns but it's the reason I won't own one.

    It's about time they finally realized that not everyone is right handed and may finally give me a reason to buy one.
     
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    can you or can you not reverse the mag release on a standard sig, say a p229?

    this is the main concern for me, as I wouldn't need a lefty slide catch as much, as I usaully just slingshot the slide as I said..
     
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    I love my p250.

    I don't have much experience with hand guns so the DA/SA DAO still doesn't all make sense to me fully. I really like it though. For being "plastic" it feels solid, fits my girly hands very nicely, and I do know that I like the way the trigger is. I can field strip it in under a minute and put it back together in 2. Very happy with it.

    oh yeah
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    You can reverse the mag release on the P220 series, yes.
     
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    Fuck that. Why do you think I flip people off so much with my left hand? Exercise for mag drops. :h5:
     
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    yep, you can tell a lefty shooter because their middle finger is bigger from dropping the mag with it. :rofl::rofl:
     
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    i'm lefty as well and i never really thought about it but yea, i can imagine it being impossible to use the decocker with your left hand and pretty difficult to use the slide release as well since it is pretty far back
     
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    what handguns do you own?
     
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    Heard/read mostly good things about them so far, but some bad. It's still really new.
     
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    All you want is to configure it to be a lefty? Shit, you can do that with lots of guns on the market right now.
     
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    shit, I have had so many I can't even remember them all.
    Glocks, XDs, Ruger semis and revolvers, CZ, Keltecs, Colt and SA 1911s, Rossi 38, S&W semis and revolvers just off the top of my head.
    Oh and even an old Daewoo DH40 with that retarded triple action hammer thing.
     
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    I ordered the two-toned :coolugh:
     
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    what I am getting at is have you found a way to make some of these lefties?? or do you just deal with shooting them righty?
     
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    I shoot with both hands but predominantly left so I've just left the controls alone and adjusted. As long as I can reach the mag release comfortably with my middle finger and (if it has a safety) the safety is ambi, I am good.
     
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    yeah, i suck at doing that on my glock. I just need more practice I reckon
     

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