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5 years 37 weeks ago, 8:19 AM

Garble Dina

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finding myself with limited selection. Looking for shotguns, etc.
Will the right hander really be a hinderence? Never fired a shotgun so I don't know.

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5 years 37 weeks ago, 12:12 PM

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pump right handed shotguns will will have the pump release on the left side. all right handed shotties should have the ejection port on the right and the semi autos will have the bolt on the right.

that said, you will have to imagine shooting one. If you think you will be able to handle the pump release, bolt, or ejection port, it shouldn't be that big of a hinderence. It should be pretty similar to shooting a right handed rifle.

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5 years 37 weeks ago, 2:32 PM

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Lefties

I have always wondered this...I have a friend that is a lefty and he didn't like the idea of the ejection port being pointed inward at his body. So he decided after his first day of shooting(this was about 7 years ago) he started shooing Right handed...figured it would be easier for him in the long run. Now I appreciate the fact that you may of been shoting for a long time. I myself have never tried shooting lefty so I wanted to know, is it really that hard to switch hands and shot right handed if your a lefty

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5 years 37 weeks ago, 3:53 PM

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I guess for me it has to do with my left eye being stronger then my right.

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5 years 36 weeks ago, 4:33 PM

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I'm with you, I am left eye dominant, but right handed. It was a pain in the ass to learn to shoot long guns correctly.

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5 years 36 weeks ago, 12:44 AM

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You can still shoot right handed, with your left eye. You just have to move your head over so you can see the sights with your left eye. I have a picture of a guy shooting a 1,000 yard match with his left eye but he shoots right handed.

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5 years 36 weeks ago, 1:37 AM

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eye dominance

i started out years ago when i was 8 years old with a Daisy bb pistol.i was left eye dominant and right handed.it took a long time and lots of eye training but to this day,i can shoot left hand or right hand with either eye as the dominant eye.i usually,disregard whether the gun is on my left or right,i shoot with both eyes!pretty rare considering i have blue eyes,which are light sensitive.

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