Attention left-handed wheel gunners.....

This is a discussion on Attention left-handed wheel gunners..... within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Charter Arms has introduced an ultra-lightweight revolver for lefties. The Undercover Southpaw- aluminum alloy frame...... http://www.charterfirearms.com/produ..._Southpaw.html looks interesting........SRP $375...

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    Attention left-handed wheel gunners.....

    Charter Arms has introduced an ultra-lightweight revolver for lefties.

    The Undercover Southpaw- aluminum alloy frame......

    http://www.charterfirearms.com/produ..._Southpaw.html

    looks interesting........SRP $375
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    Saw this gun at the SHOT Show and mentioned it in one of my threads.....it seems well built and is a fantastic idea. Heck, I might get one and I'm right-handed!
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    If I was a right handed shooter I could go for this, but as a leftie it is a WASTE to me.

    Allow me to explain. When shooting my Revolver left handed and I need to reload my Trigger Finger pushes on the cylinder latch. Then my right hand thumb pushes out the cylinder. Next I place the ejector rod between my index and second finger and turn the barrel up to 90 degrees. My left hand SLAPS the ejector and reaches for my reload.

    After reloading my right hand fingers close the cylinder as my left hand is already on the stocks ready to fire. All I have to do to fire is move my right hand from the front of the cylinder.

    I've always thought that the D.A. Revolver was secretly designed for lefties, no matter what anyone says and against the clock this method is faster. I'm ambidextrious by the way and shoot revolvers left handed and auto-loaders right handed so I don't get them mixed up. If you've never tried to load a speedloader in the bottom of a revolver stock I suggest you give it a try some time.

    There is a LOT to be said for "muscle memory".

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikerRN View Post
    If I was a right handed shooter I could go for this, but as a leftie it is a WASTE to me.

    I've always thought that the D.A. Revolver was secretly designed for lefties, no matter what anyone says and against the clock this method is faster. I'm ambidextrious by the way and shoot revolvers left handed and auto-loaders right handed so I don't get them mixed up. If you've never tried to load a speedloader in the bottom of a revolver stock I suggest you give it a try some time.

    There is a LOT to be said for "muscle memory".

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    You are 100% correct................ As a lefty I love the DA Revolver. However its cool that somebody is looking after us left handers.

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    as a lefty i agree above i dont need it std wheelie works just as good

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    Very interesting Biker! Great points!
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    Most of us lefties have adapted to double action revolvers. However, it is nice that manufacturers are trying to accommodate us with new products.

    When I carry a double action revolver I carry it right-handed. Again, I have adapted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BikerRN View Post
    If I was a right handed shooter I could go for this, but as a leftie it is a WASTE to me.

    Allow me to explain. When shooting my Revolver left handed and I need to reload my Trigger Finger pushes on the cylinder latch. Then my right hand thumb pushes out the cylinder.
    I just TRIED this with my Taurus 2" - CAN'T Do it and retain a grip
    with my Left hand - so its just as quick FOR ME to swap hands.

    Maybe I'm just uncoordinated.
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    Yup, having trained using LH dumping spent ammo, a LH wheelie would screw me up. Not that I use many wheel guns anymore either.
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    I am a lefty and was impressed when I noticed Charter made the south paw. Then I got to thinking, and realized over time how much faster my reloads are on "regular" revolvers. I don't think I need the southpaw revolver. :)
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    Has anyone used a Charter in the near past. I have owned several and sold quite a few in my dealer days. I never thought they were of good quality for what I was looking for. Just wondering if that has changed, as I know they have changed owners a few times since then. Like most you other lefties, we adept well to what the others of the world throw our way..
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKsrule View Post
    I just TRIED this with my Taurus 2" - CAN'T Do it and retain a grip
    with my Left hand - so its just as quick FOR ME to swap hands.

    Maybe I'm just uncoordinated.
    OK, I just ran through this using my J-Frame. You are right AKsrule, it does require a small change in the grip. I've been doing it this way for so long I didn't even think about the grip change.

    I still contend that the method I use is faster than a hand switch, and you are less likely to "fumble" the gun in a high stress environment.

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    If the cylinder opened up to the left (like a normal revo), but had the lever on the right side (like this one), that would be ideal.

    I have become accustomed to the traditional set-up, but have always wondered why someone never came up with this idea before.

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    I'll probably end up buying one just to support Charter Arms. Don't really have a use for another snubnose, but I really like that they are trying to appeal to lefties.
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    my interest is peaked. I'm actually thinking about it and i copied the link. i never did like the wheel opening on the left side so this seems ideal. i even switched the mag release on my autos to suit being left handed.
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