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Posted: 10/20/2002 3:39:38 AM EDT
Here is a question for left handed shooters. Have you fired an SP1 or other AR w/o a shell deflector? Does the ejected brass strike the shooter?

I am interested in a very nice SP1 with low miles. The weight and balance of this rifle is very different from my H-Bar. And the look is distinctive.

I was just thinking about the lack of a brass deflector and if it would be a problem for a lefty. If this is the case then maybe it would be better to build an SP1 with an A1 upper, but then it would not be a true SP1.
Link Posted: 10/20/2002 4:51:48 AM EDT
Maybe hook on a brass catcher and keep on shootin ??
Link Posted: 10/20/2002 5:48:18 AM EDT
There is a clip on brass deflector just for southpaws.
Link Posted: 10/20/2002 6:37:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Max_Power:
There is a clip on brass deflector just for southpaws.



Who makes it? I have never heard of it before.
Link Posted: 10/20/2002 7:35:55 AM EDT
www.northridgeinc.com/ar15_m16.htm

Down towards the bottom of the page.


USGI M16 Brass Deflector
For left handed shooters. New. $9.95 SN-693
Link Posted: 10/20/2002 9:14:28 AM EDT
Have owned an SP1 for 25 years. Have been hit by brass just one time. Don't sweat it
Link Posted: 10/20/2002 3:00:56 PM EDT
My father and I were discussing the differences in my AR (standard 20" A2) and the M-16s he used in the Navy as a SeaBee in '69-'70. He said his did not have a shell deflector and even though he is left handed he never had a problem with brass hitting him.

Dirk
Link Posted: 10/20/2002 4:22:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By xherkload:
My father and I were discussing the differences in my AR (standard 20" A2) and the M-16s he used in the Navy as a SeaBee in '69-'70. He said his did not have a shell deflector and even though he is left handed he never had a problem with brass hitting him.

Dirk



Where did your dad do his tour? Mine was attached to a SeaBee battalion (radio/electronic tech) during this time period. Gulf Port MS & Da Nang.
Link Posted: 11/3/2002 7:42:44 AM EDT
If your face needs protection, there is a guy selling brass deflector protectors on this site.

Just buy thirty of them and stick them all over your face!
Link Posted: 11/3/2002 11:33:40 AM EDT
After you use the clip on brass deflector a little you will see a nick on the plate, if you push in a thumb tack at the nick it will last a lot longer.
Link Posted: 11/3/2002 11:57:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/3/2002 12:00:32 PM EDT by Fingers]
Maybe I just have a big head but I have a green label Sporter with an A1 type upper and no shell deflector and I get brass bouncing off my forehead every time I fire the thing. Its very annoying. As a result I'm looking for a large hole upper with a shell deflector to mount on it. In the mean time its designated as my wife's AR (she's not left handed). I forgot to mention, it has the GI profile barrel which does make it feel a lot nicer than the HBAR's I have.
Link Posted: 11/3/2002 2:13:04 PM EDT

Where did your dad do his tour? Mine was attached to a SeaBee battalion (radio/electronic tech) during this time period. Gulf Port MS & Da Nang.


I know he spent some time in Rhode Island, and then Cam Rahn Bay, and Bien Luc. He was a builder.

Dirk
Link Posted: 11/3/2002 4:01:40 PM EDT
Had an SP-1 for a short time. Wish I had not sold it.

Brass never hit me, although it whizzed by pretty close a few times. I would think if you get a rifle that throws it in your face you could tweek it with lube and maybe adjusting the ejector spring. Maybe??
Link Posted: 11/3/2002 5:43:46 PM EDT
Get a DPMS Southpaw upper.
www.shooterstore.com/acb/showdetl.cfm?&DID=90&Product_ID=5300&CATID=493
I think you have to special order a Southpaw upper.
Link Posted: 11/3/2002 5:53:23 PM EDT
I am a lefty SP1 owner. Never hit by any brass on my rifle.

However, I have been hit by prass out of a slab side M16.

I guess it just depends. Get one, fire it. If it hits you, change the upper or get one of those clipons.
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