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    Left handed carry

    My ex-Army better half shoots left handed and is looking for a lefty-friendly carry gun, such as with an ambidextrous safety. She wants something big enough to be fun to shoot at the range, but small enough to conceal in casual pants (she's 6 ft). She prefers American made and 9mm - .40. Any advice or suggestions?
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    SA XD9 or 40
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    How about a Glock? No safety, no need for a left-handed gun
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    American made...Rohrbaugh 9mm?
    SA and Glock are foreign.
    How about a .45 ambi equipped .45acp 1911? Much less recoil than the smaller .40. There are also 9mm and .40's made in the same platform, but why not take advantage of the big .45? Kimbers and Colts are American made. Most others hide their country of origin, especially Springfield Arms, who abuse the oldest armory name in the country.
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    I'd have to suggest a Kimber 1911 of some sort too.

    Since it has to be a "bottomfeeder" and not a S&W or Ruger Relvolver and American made is a requirement, Kimber it is. I favor them over the Colt because they have more to choose from that may better serve her needs.

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    P99C

    Also PPS (very nice to carry) or also try a Kahr.

    However none have safties, but I think good designs for left paw.

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    P99C=American made?
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    Ruger SR-9, American made, will work for a lefty, relable, and a nice looking tool.


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    Quote Originally Posted by deadcenter View Post
    My ex-Army better half shoots left handed and is looking for a lefty-friendly carry gun, such as with an ambidextrous safety. She wants something big enough to be fun to shoot at the range, but small enough to conceal in casual pants (she's 6 ft). She prefers American made and 9mm - .40. Any advice or suggestions?
    The "in pants", like in pockets?
    And 'mericun made, 9mm minimum.

    Kinda narrows it down to Kahr and Kel-Tec doesn't it?
    (Rohrburg is so expensive and finicky I wouldn't even consider it).
    Unless you include revolvers.

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    H&K P2000; it's a compact (3.66" bbl), totally ambidextrous, comes w/four different size back straps which can be fitted to any size hand and several different trigger configurations. It comes in 9mm, .40 S&W, and .357 Sig.

    The German police asked H&K to design a duty gun for all it's officers, especially the Frauleins.

    It's my carry gun AND my IDPA gun.

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    I am left handed and carry a browning hi power most of the time. Other times it is a Kahr pm9.

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    big enough to have fun at range = ruger P series or sp9

    pocket gun = ruger lcp, keltec p3at, pf9, etc.

    I'm ambidexrous (left eye dominant) and those are my weapons of choice
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    Smith & Wesson; Chief Special 9mm or .40 cal
    or Smith's M&P line - 9mm compact or their .40 cal compact
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    FNP9. It's fully ambidextrous, holds 17 rounds and has great balance. I'm a lefty and it works well for me!
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    Lefty

    I carry a Hi-Power or an XD9sc. They both work for me. I am left handed. If I were to start over I would look at the P2000 or P30 as they are made completely ambidextrous. I have been shooting for many years and have made accommodations to shoot right handed pistols left handed. While I can operate these pistols and others the effort does slow any lefty down. A pistol made truly ambidextrous would be heaven. One thing I never mastered was a DA/SA trigger. The first shot for me was always an iffy thing. So I prefer a good DA only or a SA trigger. Hard to find the perfect pistol.

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