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Posted: 5/3/2015 3:25:27 PM EDT
the gf is moving up here next month and wants get into shooting


that being said she is a total novice. Her first time shooting a firearm was back in December putting about 15rds through a Beretta M9


I'm thinking about a .22 rifle of some type, probably either a M&P 15-22 or 10/22 with an inexpensive red dot

What would be a lefty friendly beginners rifle?
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 3:27:50 PM EDT

Get the 15-22. It has all the same controls and manual of arms as the AR, so you can make the transition over more easily later.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 3:46:24 PM EDT
Battle Arms Development sells a ambi-safety for the 15-22, Brownells sells it for about $50.00.

Tactical Innovations has a LH safety for the 10/22, on sale for a little over $11.00.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 3:50:48 PM EDT
Before you get too carried away buying a rifle, it would be best to make sure that she isn't cross eye dominant.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 3:53:33 PM EDT
Vanilla AR15 type rifle.

it's surprising how lefty friendly they actually are.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 3:53:33 PM EDT
10-22s eject powder in my eyes sometimes. Go with the 15-22.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 3:57:58 PM EDT
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good point, I didn't even think about that part

when she shot the Beretta I showed her how to check which eye was dominant. I'm fairly sure she said she was left eye dominant
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 4:05:20 PM EDT
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good point, I didn't even think about that part

when she shot the Beretta I showed her how to check which eye was dominant. I'm fairly sure she said she was left eye dominant
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Originally Posted By inzane123:
Before you get too carried away buying a rifle, it would be best to make sure that she isn't cross eye dominant.



good point, I didn't even think about that part

when she shot the Beretta I showed her how to check which eye was dominant. I'm fairly sure she said she was left eye dominant


Not a good point.

If someone has two eyes and is opposite eye ball dominant

JUST train them to match up.

It's so easy for the brain to correct.

The Cross Eye Dominant shit needs to stop and just be corrected through eye exercises.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 4:16:49 PM EDT
Beretta CX4 - converts to LH eject and there's a version which uses her 92FS mags.

Shoot more with GF.

Profit!
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 4:22:19 PM EDT
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Beretta CX4 - converts to LH eject and there's a version which uses her 92FS mags.

Shoot more with GF.

Profit!
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already own a CX4, hadn't really given it a thought. Honestly haven't shot it in forever either
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 4:30:44 PM EDT
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Get the 15-22. It has all the same controls and manual of arms as the AR, so you can make the transition over more easily later.
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This is also my answer.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 4:33:03 PM EDT
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already own a CX4, hadn't really given it a thought. Honestly haven't shot it in forever either
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Originally Posted By rsolomon:
Beretta CX4 - converts to LH eject and there's a version which uses her 92FS mags.

Shoot more with GF.

Profit!


already own a CX4, hadn't really given it a thought. Honestly haven't shot it in forever either


Winnar!!! RTFM then - the online PDF I have (4 languages version) shows how to "Reverse the controls" to make it LH. Doesn't look too bad at all... Maybe a red-dot or some lightweight optic would be a good alternative to the irons if she's not a fan of iron sights.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 4:33:14 PM EDT
Ruger 10/22...even comes in pink.

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Link Posted: 5/3/2015 5:49:54 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Homeka45:
Battle Arms Development sells a ambi-safety for the 15-22, Brownells sells it for about $50.00.

Tactical Innovations has a LH safety for the 10/22, on sale for a little over $11.00.
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the 15-22 safety can be reinstalled on the opposite side of the rifle also
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 5:58:48 PM EDT
An FN FS2000. Very lefty friendly. And she'll feel like a badass.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 6:59:51 PM EDT
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An FN FS2000. Very lefty friendly. And she'll feel like a badass.
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While the FS2K does duty as my HD/SHTF gun for this reason (forward ejection making it 100% ambidextrous moment to moment) I wouldn't put it as the ideal first rifle for a newbie of any gender. Bit heavy especially once you put an optic on it, and apparently some folks are surprised by bullpup muzzle blast. With all that said, still a great gun - though 2nd to the AUG IMNSHO.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 7:43:15 PM EDT
Savage Mark IIGL bolt action. Put a good rimfire scope on it like a Nikon 4x32mm Prostaff and it'll be a tack driver.

We have 3 LH Savage bolt action rimfire in my house: a Mark IIGL, a 93 GL in .22 Magnum, and a Rascal for my daughter.
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