SWAT June 2008
Left Hand Manipulations
Part I: The Handgun
by Erick Gelhaus
At least 10 percent of the population is left handed. Additionally, there are those who
are cross-eye dominant—in other
words, the dominant eye and the
strong hand are not on the same side.
Add these two groups together and,
even using conservative figures, this can
be a signifi cant percentage. While some
fi rearm manipulations are merely mirror
images from the right side to the left
side, not all of them are.
This is the first article in a three-part
series that will address issues and manipulations
that are different for lefthanders.
In addition to covering manipulation
of stock weapons, it will discuss
modifi cations that can make a left-handed
shooter’s life less awkward.