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left handed shotgun

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by JAYROD9528, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. JAYROD9528

    JAYROD9528 PASCO WA New Member

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    I thought I would put this topic in here. My wife is looking for a left handed shotgun. She has never shot a shotgun or any long gun. So the question is what are the advantage or disadvantage to shooting the oposite side. I have this thread in wtbwa aswell so if you have one please reply to that thread. This is just a info gathering for my wife.
     
  2. orchemo

    orchemo Portland Active Member

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    If you are looking for a pump shotgun, look at the Browning BPS. They are bottom ejects thus can be used be anyone.

    Eric
     
  3. JasonM

    JasonM Vancouver Wa New Member

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    Ever consider getting her started on a single shot or double barrel 20ga? Would take more of the human error element out of the equation.
     
  4. OFADAN

    OFADAN Brownsville, OR Well-Known Member

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    Curious...what is the mission of this shotgun? Hunting, sporting clays, trap, plinking, defense? Knowing this might help us help you.
     
  5. JAYROD9528

    JAYROD9528 PASCO WA New Member

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    The main use of this shotgun is going to be a little of everything. She would like to get into hunting with me and I hunt turkey and pheasant. I shoot trap sometimes. I use a older Mossberg 500. She claims the mossberg is to heavy. I had her pick up a 870 and she said that was ok as far as weight goes. I think a turkey gun with a shorter barrel may be what I need to get her so she fills more comfortable with length and weight.
     
  6. Unka-Boo

    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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    :huh:

    870 should be heavier than a 500...steel receiver vs. aluminum.

    Being a lefty....I prefer the Mossberg safety over the Remington ( easier to use the thumb up top on the mossy vs. the remmie's "backwards" button )

    I've never been bothered by the action being on the right side myself, but I can see going to a bottom ejecting gun if she doesn't like empty shells flying past her face.

    As far as a dedicated "left handed" gun...I give them a collective "Meh".

    Although, I would like to get e lefty bolt gun one day.....maybe....:)
     
  7. HUAC

    HUAC pnw Member

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    Ithaca 37 is also bottom eject.
     
  8. lefty

    lefty South Central WA New Member

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    Remington made the 870 Wingmaster in left handed versions for a few years and are currently making the Express in left handed.

    The biggest advantage for me is the left handed safety, a side benefit is the left side ejection port. It's nice when you are just dropping single shots in at a trap range.

    http://www.remington.com/products/firearms/left-Hand/
     
  9. elsullo

    elsullo Portland Oregon New Member

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    I am left-handed too. I had a Remington 870 and have shot a Remington 1100 auto, and neither gave any issue with ejected hulls when shooting left-handed.

    BUT, the right-handed cross-bolt trigger guard safety was a REAL pain in the butt, forcing a total grip shift every time! For a lefty, I would not buy either......................elsullo
     
  10. bwells

    bwells Longview Member

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    I'm a lefty too, and I really like my BPS. The bottom eject and tang safety make it a truly ambi. gun, but with a 28" barrel the stalker weighs more than 8 pounds. For upland birds and trap, I'd recommend a small o/u or sxs. I've got a 20 guage cz redhead with a 26" barrel, and it weighs just over 6.5 pounds. But the 12 weighs about a pound more, so you don't gain much weight-wise. Depending on her size, you could even consider one of the youth models with a shorter LOP.
     
  11. JAYROD9528

    JAYROD9528 PASCO WA New Member

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    Thanks for the insight I bought a Bps today