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I am poking around the gun shop today. Have an itch for something just didn't know what.

A beretta 12 ga semi is one I have wanted for a while and like the feel and all that.

I mostly shoot clays and have a good o/u for that so my son would use the semi most days.

The reason I left empty handed is that he is a lefty and I was wondering if the ejection is a big distraction for a lefty shooter using a righty gun.

Anyone have any experience with this?

When I got home and thought about it I probaby should have just bought it, F him he can get his own gun ;)

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I am poking around the gun shop today. Have an itch for something just didn't know what.

A beretta 12 ga semi is one I have wanted for a while and like the feel and all that.

I mostly shoot clays and have a good o/u for that so my son would use the semi most days.

The reason I left empty handed is that he is a lefty and I was wondering if the ejection is a big distraction for a lefty shooter using a righty gun.

Anyone have any experience with this?

When I got home and thought about it I probaby should have just bought it, F him he can get his own gun ;)

You just have to go try them.  I am a lefty and I have never had a shotgun that I remember that was a bother, I also have an 1100.

Some handguns can feel odd.  Its always the meat below your left index finger for me, its in a bad place-slide release will nip you.

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I have an older buddy who's a lefty.

He shoots auto shotguns with no issues.

With rifles he's adapted and primarily hunts with a 760 pump and a Savage 99.

I talked him into buying a LH Savage 22 mag bolt gun with the Accu-trigger which he loves for varmints, but this just got him hankering for a lesser recoiling LH bolt gun to deer hunt with.

I kept looking around and my Son and I bought him a sweet LH 700 in .243 for Christmas.

We sighted it in this weekend and after all these years of adapting he looked like a monkey trying to **** a football trying to work with that LH bolt gun.

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I am a lefty and shoot berettas.  Nice thing about them is that you can adjust the cast of the stock appropriately for a lefty.  Not sure about the newer ones, but the 390, 391 series it was also easy to turn the safety around the correct way to shoot left.  Not so much a problem with the empty shell but smoke and unburnt powder can be problematic from time to time.

 

Some of the lefty shotguns are ridiculous.  I think it is the Benelli's that have the chamber eject/open on the left, but the button to close the chamber is still on the right side of the receiver.  Not quite the elegant fix you are looking for.

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We sighted it in this weekend and after all these years of adapting he looked like a monkey trying to **** a football trying to work with that LH bolt gun.

I dont think I have ever fired a LH bolt.

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I have...this one, but I fired it RH. Truthfully with a modern bolt gun (bolt handle swept down out of the way) I'm not sure what's the big deal.

Actually I had a Panda with a LH port/ RH bolt...much easier at the bench.

I also bought an ENFIELD 1917 that had a very nice LH stock with a high comb.

Thankfully there was enough excess wood that I modified it into a RH stock without the rollover.

This old fella has been using a 760 for years firing it LH. Truthfully that or a 740 would make me a little nervous with hot brass flying past my nose and open shirt collar.

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