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Left handed AR15 options, cheaper the betterwith

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by jluck, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    IS there any good economical left hand AR15 uppers or receivers out there? I've looked at a few various ones but yet to see something that really lifts my kilt. I want to build a AR for my dad without spending a bunch of money. Ideas?
     
  2. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Stag Arms is the only lefty upper that I know about. Rock River Arms also makes a lefty rifle, but they don't sell the upper by itself.

    I bought a Stag lefty upper for my son. He put it on a Spikes Punisher lower and it works fine for him.
     
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  3. IheartSig

    IheartSig Beaverton Diamond Supporter Diamond Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    I have 2 Stag Arms LH uppers, I love them. They are worth the price. There is another company , Redx? I think? or something like that, that also make LH uppers but I cannot comment on their quality.
     
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  4. IheartSig

    IheartSig Beaverton Diamond Supporter Diamond Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    +1 on this. I have ambi everything on my lowers as a lefty. I will say it IS nice not having the shells / gas blowback right in your face when using a left handed upper. But in reality, with the ambi features available it isn't totally necessary / worth the cost to get a LH upper if you are looking to go cost effective.
     
  5. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    Does a AR not inherently throw brass right in your face when shooting a conventional upper left shouldered? I've never tried.
     
  6. IheartSig

    IheartSig Beaverton Diamond Supporter Diamond Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    I wouldn't say "right in your face", but you are certainly prone to more hot brass down your shirt, winging off your eye pro, gasses / debris (dirty burning ammo etc) being ejected in your face. I just got used to it in the service, but once I tried an actual left handed upper, I was sold.
     
  7. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    Copy, I think I should go ahead with the Lefty upper. I see Rainer arms has nice one too for comparable money. Still going to be expensive project to just give away....
     
  8. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    First we have to cater to Transgender people, now leftys? What's next gingers?
     
  9. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    Being a lefty my self I did the Stag upper and it was great. I di like the fact I could toss brass to the guy on my left at the range :D But in the end I did sell it as I was not going to purchase many more as the AR is like Legos and you need a few.......

    I am with IheartSig I just put ambi everything on all my stuff. You can go cheap or spend a bunch but in the end I think the ambi works just fine. I have a suppressed upper and no gas issues and brass goes at 3 oclock so not even close to hitting me.

    Good luck on the build!
     
  10. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    I gotta keep it cheap. It's the only way my old man will end up with a AR while a guy can build them cheap. I can't justify a 1500 dollar ar that will get used by him twice a year.
     
  11. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Not a Lefty, but as a Righty, I don't like letting go of the pistol grip, while trying to reach under a scope.:confused: I found an extended operating handle was just the ticket. All I have to do is slap it with my left hand.:p
     
  12. IheartSig

    IheartSig Beaverton Diamond Supporter Diamond Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    Just go for the ambidextrous controls then. If he isn't shooting weekly it wont matter. Ambi safety, mag release etc.
     
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