While being left-handed can totally throw you off in terms of shooting a bow, when it comes to firearms, you can certainly get used to it after sometime. You will absolutely need to spend more time learning how to load ammunition and handle the grip, but overall it is certainly manageable. It is important to note, however, that things like selling and trading your left-handed rifle could be hard since lefties are still so much more uncommon.
- While lefties can adjust to using a right-handed gun, it does mean stance adjustment, switching your hands and reworking your loading technique.
- The safety and the magazine lever on right-handed guns are not convenient for lefties, generally requiring different finger placement than what the designer intended.
- Safety glasses are especially important for lefties using auto-loading, right-handed guns, so as to avoid getting hit by brass in the face.
“You right-handed folks have no idea how frustrating it is to not be able to go into the archery shop and pick up the new models and try them out.”