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Left-Handed Shooters and Left-Handed Guns

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Left-Handed Shooters and Left-Handed Guns

Writing about left-handed guns invariably means 85 percent of your intended readership rolls their eyes and read Whitetail 365. But, you get the undivided, even rabid, attention of the other 15 percent.

The numbers vary, but about 10 to 15 percent of us are left-handed. Then there are those, like my older son, who learn to shoot on the side of their dominant left eye. So, the number of people potentially interested in this post may be higher than I thought. Anyway, here goes:

Seven or eight years ago F&S sent me to Gunsite Academy to learn how to shoot rifles, figuring I could write a “fish out of water” type story about it, which I did. I also became a deadly – and quick – rifle shot in two days, learning to hold on to the right-handed Steyr Scout rifle with my trigger hand while reaching back to work the bolt with my front (right) hand.*

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