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Posted: 10/24/2002 6:41:56 AM EDT
Hello to you all.

I am on the cusp of making the decision to acquire an AR-10, however, I had a few questions concerning left handed use of it.

My primary experience with the AR-10/AR-15 system has been my qualification on the M-16 in the A.F. about 11 years ago. As I recall, since I was shooting left handed, the range instructor placed a brass deflector on my weapon. Are these needed on the AR-10? Does the brass eject in the same manner as the M-16 with military ammo or does it go farther? Are there other issues that I should be concerned with about left handed use?

Thanks for any assistance.
Link Posted: 10/24/2002 7:18:52 AM EDT
my dad shoots my Ar10 lefty.... no problems.
Link Posted: 10/24/2002 7:52:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/24/2002 7:53:41 AM EDT by Jim_Dandy]

As I recall, since I was shooting left handed, the range instructor placed a brass deflector on my weapon.

This was sometimes needed on the older A1-style rifles, but wholly unnecessary on the A2-style weapons due to that "hump" (shell deflector) built in to the upper receiver at the after end of the ejection port.
Link Posted: 10/25/2002 4:30:01 AM EDT
Thanks for the input.
Link Posted: 10/25/2002 7:08:32 AM EDT
I shoot lefty and have shot at all sorts of things over the last 20 years with the military. Get an A2 ( has the hump behind the ejection port) and use index finger to drop the mag. If you shoot matches use some fingernail polish mark the right side of the upper with a direction arrow under the rear sight and to fill in the notch on the saftey, makes it easier to see the position from the wrong side.
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