Deryck Poole

Dispelling the Myth of Left-Handed Shooters

Deryck Poole
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Do left-handed shooters really need to select guns that are specifically designed for them? Deryck Poole of Echo-5 Training has a few firearms on hand that he uses to discredit this myth.

Prototype of the PD10 from Avidity Arms

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2 Responses to “Dispelling the Myth of Left-Handed Shooters”

  1. Beaumont Adamakis

    I've never swapped the mag release button even when I could because I don't want to have to think about it. On AR's & such though, the charging better be right side & the casings better not be hitting me in the lip.

  2. Michael

    In my experience there are some handguns that a lefty can't easily use, the classic 1911 and the Sig P220 with right-hand only safeties top my list. I've found that the S&W M&P series of pistols are very easy for left-handed shooting. Considering the numbers of hand injuries that occur in defensive situations, in my opinion all personal defense handguns need to be as ambidextrous as possible.

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