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    hi all..im a lefty shooter...am looking for a semi auto thats lefty friendly , left handed mag release,left handed safety,,,any ideas ?thanks ,,vic

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    Well Hk is a p2000 has left hand slide and mag release and safety if you get that model

    as a lefty my self all i look for is a ambi safety

    I use left middle finger to release the mags and either trigger firnger or slingshoot the slide ..

    I carry a 1911..
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    The XD has a ambi mag release but no ambi slide release

    im sure there are a few other but those are what i remember right now

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    ur right i think i could use my left middle finger to release the mags ..gonna have to really try it ,,

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    Since you have a Taurus....

    A Ruger P95DC (not P95D or P95, only DC models) have ambidextrous decock and mag release. I picked one up from my local shop when he had grabbed 50. I got it for a steal at $150 and have fired over 2000 rounds with it without ever having a failure, not once. It's one of my give it to one of my friends that come to the range with me HGs.

    All in all, if you can find one, it's been reliable for me and dead on balls accurate out of the case.

    I've seen them here in VA used for $350 and up. Haven't seen a new one since they stopped making the DC model.

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    The Beretta 90-two has an ambi safety and a reversible mag release button. This pistol is very left hand friendly.

    Take a look:
    www.beretta90two.com

    Also the HK USP & USPc have an ambi mag release and a reversible safety.
    Another left hand friendly pistol.

    Both are great handguns!
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    Some modern gun maker really needs to produce another HIGH QUALITY true left-handed 1911 pistol as a limited edition.
    With CNC machining it would just require a one time set-up change on all the production machines to totally reverse everything relevant.
    AKA flip everything...the magazine release - slide stop - the extractor, ejector, ejection port, & the magazines would also need to be flipped. It's not an impossible thing to do these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    With CNC machining it would just require a one time set-up change on all the production machines to totally reverse everything relevant.
    How many 1911 manufacturers actually make every single part of their guns in-house?

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    You got me there.

    Actually thinking about it though if the slide and frame were done true Lefty like the original Randall Left Hander 1911...hummmm???

    The ejector and extractor and the magazine release could basically stay the same. The thumb safety and the slide stop would need to be special.

    And the magazines would only need the magazine catch slot put in the new location....so really not all that difficult if say some place CASPIAN would be willing to do a limited # of southpaw slides and frames. They would be a HOT seller that's for sure.
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    If you are a "lefty" why not learn to use your trigger finger to release the magazine.
    I too am a lefty and have found this to be faster than shifting my grip and trying to release the magazine with a left handed magazine release.

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    1911 with ambis
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    yeah ,,,we need more lefty friendly guns ,,,right handed world

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    I'm a lefty and I own a Ruger KP95 (9mm) and an XD45 compact.

    They are both lefty friendly.

    The Ruger would be the most lefty friendy for me because the slide release is long and really easy to use with your trigger finger. The mag release and safety is on both sides.
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    just to break the trend ill point out that the p7 is absolutly neutral to what hand it is in lol .
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    someone will make a lefty 1911 i forget who but at 3k ill pass

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    The SW Model 99 and sister from Walther are pretty good for the ambidextrous. I shoot mine lefty. The only way it could be more lefty appropriate would be if the decocker were ambidextrous and if the slide tossed the cases to the left.

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