Wouldn't it be nice... (another rant about left handed rifles)

Siggy

Well-Known Member
#1
Wouldn't it be nice if manufacturer websites and rifle reviewing journalists said up front this model is not available in left hand. That way we wouldn't have to trawl through the website or article looking for the sentence that said, yes it's available in left hand. If it's not available orientation isn't usually mentioned.

hey ho, rant over...(but please don't get me started on the left-handed surcharge!)
 

alan

Well-Known Member
#2
Hi
totally agree, all my family are lefties. If only the gun makers / sellers knew how much their ignorance has cost them...........
 
#3
Couldn't agree more, both my rifles are left handed, when I eventually get another I will debarrel an action and put it on the back burner until I can think of a calibre to rebarrel it with. once you have an action the worlds your oyster!
 

Highlandsjohn

Well-Known Member
#4
Wouldn't it be nice if manufacturer websites and rifle reviewing journalists said up front this model is not available in left hand. That way we wouldn't have to trawl through the website or article looking for the sentence that said, yes it's available in left hand. If it's not available orientation isn't usually mentioned.

hey ho, rant over...(but please don't get me started on the left-handed surcharge!)
:thumb: Mmmm LH, they are sooo difficult to get hold of need an extra £££££ on top...

or Can't sell them easily so can only offer you ££££ less for LH :D....Spot on siggy
 
#5
Couldn't agree more, both my rifles are left handed, when I eventually get another I will debarrel an action and put it on the back burner until I can think of a calibre to rebarrel it with. once you have an action the worlds your oyster!
+1 - in fact I have two rifles in store for their actions ATM - don't need them, but at least it gives me options.
 

Shootist

Well-Known Member
#6
I have stumbled along quite happily for many years putting up with right handed rifles. Some time ago I purchased a CZ .22 left handed bolt action. After a few months I got rid of it because I could never find the bloody bolt!
 

Heym SR20

Well-Known Member
#7
One day somebody is going to make a beautiful rifle that is only available left handed, just to spite all those right handed shooters out there. I can of course use a right handed rifle (unlike most right handlers when you give them a lefty) but a lefty is so much nicer.
 

Siggy

Well-Known Member
#10
One day somebody is going to make a beautiful rifle that is only available left handed, just to spite all those right handed shooters out there. I can of course use a right handed rifle (unlike most right handlers when you give them a lefty) but a lefty is so much nicer.
Great idea!
I learnt to shoot on SA80s which would eject into your face if you shot them left handed, and my first deer rifle was a lovely sako 75 right handed, which I shot off the left shoulder but it was so much better when I switched to fully left handed
 

Mr. Gain

Well-Known Member
#11
Aside from the general satisfaction derived from their being the correct way round (for me), it's always entertaining passing one to someone who thinks left-handers should just learn to live with R/H rifles and seeing how they feel about learning to live with a L/H one. It puts that particular opinion to bed pretty quickly in most cases.

BTW, when I review something, I always address any handedness issues - because as a left-handed shooter I know that they matter.
 
#12
I have even bought a left hand cast 12 bore. I feel a bit guilty now as it is the first shotgun i have owned that was either straight or right handed. All my rifles are proper though?

Bc.
 

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