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Best gun for Left handed beginner?

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  1. front242

    front242 Member

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    Hi Guys

    I took my brother-in-law to the trap range this week and it appears we have a new convert. He is a lefty. He was able to borrow an older Browning O/U that was bent for a left handed shooter and though it was short for him, shot three rounds in the low 20's. My question is what would be a good gun for a beginning lefty? Is there such a thing as a left handed Rem 1100 or Beretta 391?

    Thanks for your time!

    Tim
     
  2. bgf

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    1100 yes...Beretta no. Simple answer.

    Bernie
     
  3. front242

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    Simple maybe. BUT is there anything else out there for a left hander that isn't a pump and might warrant a look?

    Thanks

    Tim
     
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    Bt99 and never look back.
     
  5. N. J. BOB

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    You can find left handed stocks for just about any gun you want.
     
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    Front,

    You asked about the two guns. And, it was answered.

    Now, regarding your other question, stay in the Browning line...like the BT99. They have the most neutral factory stocks of any company. Then of course, adj. combs, pads, etc. can make a gun more left hand friendly. Some guns, like the Beretta can be order with left hand wood at a premium cost. Not advisable for a beginner to start out with. Stay with the 1100 or Brownings.

    Bernie
     
  7. benniesdad

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    One small point for clarification on the Beretta 390/391. Although Beretta does not make a left handed version with the ejection port on the left side etc., the standard shim set allows it to be set up for either right or left handed shooter.
     
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    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    Benniesdad states an excellent point that is easily overlooked....


    Jim
     
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    Good point on the 391 berniesdad. As a lefty, I prefer the right hand port ejector models rather then the lefty left side. I don't mind the shells passing my face. Also, I use my right hand to extract and replace the spent shell so I don't have to turn the gun upside down to get to it.

    What ever floats your boat...but for me, autos are too much fumbling. JMHO.

    Bernie
     
  10. front242

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    I agree with the non-auto for a beginner sentiment. The less to think about the better. Unfortunately, price may play into the ultimate choice. I'll watch for a decent used Browning o/u before making a jump to an auto.

    Thanks for all the thoughts!

    Tim
    F242
     
  11. winchesterm12

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    I'm a lefty and rh autos and pumps don't bother me at all. Make sure you wear a good set of glasses so the occasional blow back doesn't bother you. Go with the beretta 391 and adjust the shim to fit.
     
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