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  • #23178
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    tango
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    I was introducing a fellow patriot to stoppage drills tonight, only he uses a Stag lefty AR upper and shoots it left shouldered. We quickly found that the mechanics of running the drill in the same manner make it a little clumsy. Examples:
    i) Locking the bolt back
    ii) Checking chamber for a bolt override
    iii) Dropping the slide/bolt lock after loading a magazine

    So my question is: Are there lefty specific solutions I can pass along? Are we relegated to shooting a standard upper left shouldered?

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    #23185
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    Brian from Georgia
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    If a lefty is using a Stag LH AR, he would just mirror a righty with a standard AR for everything except msg release. For that, he will have to release the.mag with his right thumb when he brings the fresh mag up to the rifle. Think tactical reload.

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    #23187
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    Dennis W
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    I’m a lefty but use a standard AR. I have a friend that has one of those left hand AR’s and it feels very strange using it. The biggest issue is the mag release is still in the right side. I would put a TROY left handed mag release on it, it has a bigger pad than the other one. The AR I shot also has a standard charging handle which should be changed to an ambidextrous one. All my AR’s have ambidextrous safeties, charging handles and mag releases. Stoppages are actually easier as you are already looking at the chamber.
    Dennis

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    #23188
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    Dennis W
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    I forgot to add
    #1 I use my left index finger on the lock while using the ambi charging handle with my right hand
    #3 left index finger
    Dennis

    MTV Alumni - N. Central Florida
    Sept 27 – Oct 03 2014 TC3-CTT-CP + NODF
    RC1, RC2, Rifleman 2015
    Sept 2016 Run & Gun/ CQB
    Oct 2016 FOF

    #23193
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    tango
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    These are both good replies. Thanks guys.

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