Left handed shotgun idea

This is a discussion on Left handed shotgun idea within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Im looking at turning my Remington 870 tactical into a left handed tactical shot gun. This is what I currently have http://www.remington.com/products/fi...-tactical.aspx is it possible ...

Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Left handed shotgun idea

  1. #1
    New Member Array Dagostino480's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Alta Loma, CA
    Posts
    2

    Left handed shotgun idea

    Im looking at turning my Remington 870 tactical into a left handed tactical shot gun.

    This is what I currently have http://www.remington.com/products/fi...-tactical.aspx

    is it possible to take the receiver/ejection port and swap it with this Pump Action Shotguns - Model 870 Express - Remington Shotguns but at the same time keeping my barrel and stock?

    just a thought, I have no issues with my shotty right now i just would like it to be left handed.

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #2
    VIP Member
    Array goawayfarm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Fork Union, Virginia
    Posts
    2,690
    You might want to re-think it. I have several 870s & I think it is an advantage to using the right-handed version. There are even a few competition shooter who are right-handed buying & using left-handed shotties.

    You can check the chamber without rolling the gun over.
    You can load extrs rounds directly into the chamber, again without rolling the gun or reaching over/under.

    Plus you can reverse the safety so it can be used lefty.

    Forgot to add I'm left-handed as well.....
    Last edited by goawayfarm; December 19th, 2012 at 09:27 PM.
    Quemadmodum gladius neminem occidit, occidentis telum est.-Seneca

    "If you carry a gun, people will call you paranoid. If I have a gun, what do I have to be paranoid about?" -Clint Smith

    "An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." -Jeff Cooper

  4. #3
    New Member Array Dagostino480's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Alta Loma, CA
    Posts
    2
    hmm i never thought about it that way, i look into the safety reverse

  5. #4
    VIP Member Array aus71383's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    WA
    Posts
    2,543
    I've shot long guns left handed since the beginning - all my weapons are "right handed". I don't have any bolt actions at this time. If I do end up getting one - I'd consider a left handed version. But for shotguns - right handed all the way. Easier to get, easier to reload, there's really no downside to a right handed shotgun....unless you get a fleck of carbon in your eye because you didn't wear eye protection. That can hurt.

    Austin

  6. #5
    Distinguished Member Array Rexster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    SE Texas
    Posts
    1,772
    I shoot long guns lefty, and the only modification of the controls on my SD/HD/duty 870P is a big-headed safety from Vang-comp. I did not have the safety's operation reversed, but that is a relatively simple and low-cost option.

    The reason I elected not to have the safety reversed is because I want to be able to pick up any standard pump shotgun and operate it without having to mentally adjust anything. The household 870 is of normal configuration, because I am the only lefty in the house, and at work, the less-lethal "beanbag" shotguns are of standard configuration. As I am surrounded by "righty" shotguns, I leave my personal 870 in standard configuration.

    As goawayfarm indicated, a lefty has greater access to the ejection port, which is an advantage when the weapon is empty, and one wishes to "combat load" through the ejection port.

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

defense pump shotgun left handed
,
left hand tactical shotgun
,
left handed shotgun
,

left handed tactical shotgun

,
new lefthanded shotgun 2012
,
remington 870 left hand tactical
,

remington 870 tactical left hand

,
tactical left handed 870 parts
,
turning a shotgun stock into left handed
Click on a term to search for related topics.