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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.

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