Hi, I'm going to help my brother shop for his first handgun, probably starting at a major gunshow this weekend, just to get some "how does it feel in your hands" experience for any brand under the sun. Then on to a range to rent some of the better options. Then eventually shop around and buy the best one.
The only catch is he is a lefty. I am not so I don't really think about this, but what semiauto pistols are better for a lefty? I guess the factors are whether the safety and/or decocker, and mag release are reversible or ambidextrous. What about takedown lever, does that really matter? Any other considerations? (Lefty holster availability).
Other consideration is that his wife is right handed, so an ambidexterous platform would probably be best so that she can use it too.
Open to all recommendations.