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100% Ambi controls?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by buick455, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. buick455

    buick455 se portland Member

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    I'm teaching a new shooter how to shoot handguns and am running into a small problem

    He's a Lefty and he's years away from buying his own gun ( he's 13)

    so I'm looking into different types of handguns that have 100% ambi controls

    By that I mean that ALL of the controls can be use right and left handed without swapping parts around

    What guns have Mag, slide, saftey and/or decockers that work this way

    I only know of a couple :

    the newer HK's like p30 and p2000

    and the STI GP6 and GP5

    Without getting pissed can we come up with a few more?
     
  2. powermad

    powermad Portland Active Member

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  3. raftman

    raftman Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I believe the Zastava EZ9 is fully ambidextrous with the slide release/decocker and mag release present on both sides, it's also pretty affordable and of great quality for the price. I guess the take-down lever is on only one side but it would be kinda silly if that were ambidextrous.
     
  4. powermad

    powermad Portland Active Member

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    After thinking about it I mis-stated the FNP.
    The FNP45 is the only one in the FNP line that completely ambi.
    The FNP 9 and 40 need parts swapping.

    The FNX series are designed like the FNP45 and are ambi.
     
  5. buick455

    buick455 se portland Member

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    Ok I'll add the FNX to the list

    Seems to me that I checked out a Zastava once at a gun show looked like a nice peice for the price BUT you would need gorrilla hands to hold it. For reference it goes on the list

    Thanks guys
     
  6. raftman

    raftman Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Guess I should add, I do believe there exists a compact version of the Zastava.
     
  7. powermad

    powermad Portland Active Member

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  8. Carbohydrates

    Carbohydrates WA Member

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    The CZ 85! It is the exact same as a 75, except it has an ambidextrous safety and slide stop and a reversible magazine release. My 75 B is my absolute favorite pistol to shoot.

    85B, functionally identical to the 75B: CZ-USA -> CZ 85 B

    85 Combat, with adjustable rear sight / mags drop free (this shouldn't be a huge selling point as any CZ can be modified to do this in a matter of minutes) / extended mag release / overtravel adjust: CZ-USA -> CZ 85 COMBAT

    edit: My mistake, the mag release is not constantly ambidextrous - though it can be reversed at will, it is only present on one side or the other at any given time. Sorry! Everything else is full ambi.
     
  9. John Gault

    John Gault clackamas county Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I would add some versions of the Walther P99 and P99c.
     
  10. buick455

    buick455 se portland Member

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    I checked out the walthers and it looks like they had an ambi slide release as an option but there is debate on how many are/were available in the states. I'll keep my eyes open and add it to my list