Forums / Gun Discussion / Springfield weapons

6 years 9 weeks ago, 5:27 PM

mrn84d

mrn84d's picture

Rank:
Colonel
Points:
107
Join Date:
Sep 2008
Location:
Toledo, Oh, United States
Springfield weapons

O.k. I went to the gunshop today and I found out that I cannot purchase a springfield because I am left handed I can get a s&w m&p...sig 250 and a hkp30 is there any other guns with a left hand slide release that I can get?

6 years 9 weeks ago, 7:26 PM

Reaper308

Reaper308's picture


Rank:
Secretary of Defense
Points:
6226
Join Date:
Jun 2008
Location:
Airstrip One, Oceania
lefty

are you worried about the mag release... or ejection port?

If its just the mag release... the glock 21SF has an ambidextrous mag release. see article below.
http://www.officer.com/web/online/On-the-Street/Glock-21-SF/21$37241

Im pretty sure the new springer XDM has a ambidextrous release also. You might want to check it out to make sure, but I just saw a close up of the mag release on springfield's website, and it looks like it is on both sides... and that thing is one SWEET piece (this is coming from someone who's owned glocks their whole life)

"Proelium Comminus Auctoritate" "Sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel is a muzzle flash."
6 years 9 weeks ago, 7:57 PM

craigman9mm

craigman9mm's picture

Rank:
Brigadier General
Points:
268
Join Date:
Jun 2008

The only ambi slide releases on handguns that are available is the H&K's and the CZ85's right off bat.they also have ambi mag releases too. If you don't like the guns train yourself to use your fore finger ,it's not that hard. Alot of hand guns come with ambi mag releases also. Ruger, XD's, Beretta is reversable too. check out the cougar models.

6 years 9 weeks ago, 5:55 AM

mrn84d

mrn84d's picture

Rank:
Colonel
Points:
107
Join Date:
Sep 2008
Location:
Toledo, Oh, United States
I have found

that most guns you can switch the mag release it is mor the slide release that I am concerned with it is a huge pain in the rear and I want to be as comfortable as I can..the smith m&p has an ambi slide release and I think that is what I am leaning towards

6 years 9 weeks ago, 5:22 PM

craigman9mm

craigman9mm's picture

Rank:
Brigadier General
Points:
268
Join Date:
Jun 2008

Just remember to retract a slide from the open position with a live mag in it, all you have to do is pull back on the slide all the way and let it go foward to chamber a fresh round, with out using the slide release. works for all semi auto good example of this is the sig P-232 with an internal mag catch. remove mag insert fresh mag pull back slide and you'r ready to go.

6 years 7 weeks ago, 3:15 AM

bob fairlane

bob fairlane's picture

Rank:
Captain
Points:
32
Join Date:
Oct 2008
Location:
Dallas, TX, United States
re: lefty pistols

Yeah I don't understand why there are no dedicated lefty pistols, or .40sw revolvers.

Try the Kahr PM 40 or CW 40. With some practice, you can run the thing left handed. You might pinch your finger once or twice, but you can do it (middle or first finger RH to pull up slide release/lock when retracting slide with middle & pinky). From empty mag & locked back slide, you can dump the mag LH and drop the slide with trigger finger after new mag.

6 years 7 weeks ago, 1:06 PM

hankintexas

hankintexas's picture

Rank:
Captain
Points:
34
Join Date:
Sep 2008
Location:
Sugar Land, Texas

mrn84d wrote:
O.k. I went to the gunshop today and I found out that I cannot purchase a springfield because I am left handed I can get a s&w m&p...sig 250 and a hkp30 is there any other guns with a left hand slide release that I can get?

I don't have any Problems with the XD or the Glock.....I shoot lefty

Who's Online

Guns Lot Activity
Users
Currently Active Users: 963 (1 member and 962 guests)
Caber

Guns Lot Statistics
Stats Topics: 8,675, Comments: 161,414, Members: 23,517
Welcome our newest member: Hank6046

Recent Activity