Springfield XD, XDm, S&W M&P polymer pistols, the new HK (forget the model number, sorry!).
As a lefty, I carry a Springfield XDm 9mm, previously it was a Springfield XD-40.
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My friend is looking for a gun that is "lefty friendly". Any suggestions?
"I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it."-Thomas Jefferson
Most of your modern combat handguns are left handed friendly, in the sense that they are all operable by a lefty. Being a southpaw myself, the only thing I have ever ran into that was a problem was operating the thumb safety on a 1911, but you can always buy and ambi thumb safety for it.
Two of my favorites come to mind. My KA H&K P7 PSP. Best semi I have ever owned or shot and worth every penny. Second is my Beretta Vertec. Close to a 92 but the muzzle does not extend past the slide and it has a 1911 style grip. Also has the ambi safety/decocker. Both are great shooters and neither has given me one single problem.
The CZ-85 is also a fantastic ambi pistol as archer51 mentioned. Beauty of it is you can carry it single action like a 1911 or in double action mode. Don't own one but have shot a buddies and they fit your hand like a glove and are both extremely reliable and accurate.
There are many more good ones out there, but them 2 and my Springer .45 are my go to semi auto's. The H&K is a breeze to carry concealed. Little harder with the 15 shot Beretta. I wear Columbia fishing guide shirts in the summer for CC. They are great for keeping you cool on hot days and I can pack my 3" Smith & Wesson 657 .41 mag OWB with one on and you'd never spot it.
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Another vote for the P7. Honestly, I cannot think of a more lefty-friendly auto.
Also, look at the H&K P2000/P2000SK pistols, particularly the LEM models.
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M&P is very LH vs RH friendly.
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Any of the modern combat pistols will work fine. Especially the DAO variety. My personal favorite is Glock. However, S&W M&P, Springfield's XD, and Walther PPS come instantly to mind. Plus there are the pocket guns like Seecamps, Kel-Tec, and Ruger LCP to consider.
My advise is to take your friend to a gun shop with a larger inventory and tell them what you are interested in. They should be able to help guide your friend in the right direction. Once you've narrowed it down to 3 or 4 choices, go somewhere that you can rent and shoot them all before deciding what to buy.
Good luck! And have fun!
XD is perfectly lefty friendly. I carry both the 40c and the 9sc and they are both great for leftys.
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If it's a revolver you're looking for, Charter Arms has the only "lefty friendly" models that I know of.
I'm a lefty myself and I carry a Glock. It works just fine for me. I use the slide release a bit differently than everyone else, but other than that, no worries. I'd bet that most modern autos (XD, M&P, Sig, etc) would also work just fine.
My wife is a lefty and likes revolvers, so we got her the Charter Arms Undercover Southpaw. It's the only true left handed revolver that we could find. Its not as refined as a S&W but goes bang every time.
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My young bride, a lefty, is very fond of her FNP-9. She also has no problems with either of my Kimber 1911s which have the ambi safety, the Ultra CDP II and the Desert Warrior.
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Walther P38 or the P5 both eject to the left!
I think Randall firearms made a few 1911's in 9 and .45 that were truly left handed. Good luck finding one they, they only made a small run before they closed their doors.
H&K p7's are completely Ambi, and I think the CZ 85's might be a good option.
Edit: My left handed sister likes pretty much any revolver in .357 or .38.