R-Handed Shotguns vs L-Handed Shooters

Discussion in 'Mossberg 500 Pump Action' started by SouthernGuy, Jan 22, 2017.

  1. SouthernGuy

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    I shoot long guns left handed and was wondering what the pros and cons are to shooting a right handed Mossberg 500?

    There seems to be more L-handed versions available in the youth sizes than adult.

    You responses will be much appreciated.
  2. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 ON DUTY Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator

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    Welcome to the Mossberg Owners Forum !!

    Enjoy our community...

    One CON: Ejected hulls in the face...
  3. SouthernGuy

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    Thank you for the welcome.

    That was my first thought.
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  4. SouthernGuy

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    I guess my question is how much of a problem can it be?
  5. 590guy

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    I'm a lefty as well and I haven't had any issues shooting a right handed gun. The safety on the mossberg is the main reason I went with the brand vs. Remington. I do have a LH mossberg and for some reason it's harder to reassemble after stripping down to clean it


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  6. Damitux

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    I'm a left handed shooter as well. At first, I was concerned about the ejector-on right side- being so close to my face but, it's not an issue once you get used to it. Safety goggles right?! I have slowly been forcing myself the shoot on the right side...bad and it feels weird but, it never hurts to become ambi.
  7. old mossy

    old mossy Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator

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    I'm also a "southpaw" and been adapting to everything right handed for 70 years now. RH guns work for me.;)
  8. Scoop

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    I trained myself to shoot lefty. I'm not as fast a shot of course but my goal was to help me teach.

    Back about 1988 I went to a golf driving range and met a young golf instructor who was switching to left. He said that switching helped him feel like a new golfer again and he had to relearn stance, address, swing and follow thru from the standpoint of a novice.

    About 1999 I did the same thing with handguns. All the pieces that need to be assembled before launching a well-timed and well aimed shot took some some long sessions of slow motion practice. Also I got some perspective about cross dominant shooting and I discovered my own solution to that problem.
  9. OhioArcher

    OhioArcher Where's da fishes? Forum Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Not a problem with any of my shotguns (all right handed).

    Only problem I have is being right eye dominant. Kinda tough when shooting a shotgun.
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  11. SouthernGuy

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    Thanks to all of you who took the time to post a response.
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  12. Emorris

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    I'm a lefty but shoot long guns righty is that weird
  13. VetPsychWars

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    No, of course not. It's all about the eyes.

    Tom
  14. Emorris

    Emorris .22LR

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    I use left eye left hand right eye right hand
  15. FLmossy

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    Left handed shooter here as well, left eye dominant. Chose the Mossy because of the location of the safety. And decided on a right-handed shotgun because it lets me use my off (right) hand to load one in the ejection port if needed, without having to adjust my grip with my trigger (left) hand.
  16. CaddmannQ

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    I was always right handed and right eye dominant but my right eye is getting weak. So now if I shoot my pistols with iron sights I have to use the right hand & left eye. Shooting with a rifle scope I still use the right eye.

    For a shotgun, I just keep both eyes open and pray.
  17. Leighton

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    I've always heard folks say that when you are a lefty using a right handed shotty you will get hulls in the face. I'm left handed and own/use a right handed JM Pro.....no hulls in the face yet....they all kick out almost perpendicular to the shotgun....so I'm wondering if it is dependent on the model shotgun....or the type of ammo

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  18. VetPsychWars

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    In my case, it was more the distraction from ejection across the face and sometiimes into, depending on what I was shooting. I sold my National Match M1 abd bought a left-hand .308 (Ruger Gunsite Scout). I bought a left-hand shotgun.

    Now I don't have to see the brass whizzing by. I still shoot with a pistol in my right hand using my left eye.

    Tom

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