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.22 Pistols For Lefties

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    Posted: 19 July 2007 at 00:44

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The above subject was recently raised with me, and I didn't have an answer immediately at hand.  So, what's the best left-friendly .22 pistol out there?  By pistol, I'm being traditional & only including semi-auto handguns, not revolvers.  As far as that goes, I don't know of any substansive difference amonst the revolvers concerning left friendly issues.

Anybody have any experience here with something that really works better for us?

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I like the S&W model 422.
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You can get LH grips for the ruger Mark II which makes it quite friendly for us.  Additionally, some of the new Browning Buckmarks have ambi grips, for whatever that's worth.

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I am afraid there are no such beasts. You can always get a 9mm though. Those are pretty close to .22's . My Mark 2 isn't all that lefty friendly, but fun nonetheless. The P944 is much more lefty friendly with a lefty safety and ambi mag release, but that is a .40, not a .22. 
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I ran across the Beretta NEOS yesterday.  It's pretty left friendly alright.  Frame-mounted ambi operating lever & that's a fact.  My buddy bought it & says it's a keeper for accuracy.  He states he was hitting a 6" rock at 40 yards offhand.  I didn't see that mind you, but he's happy as a hog in high mud.

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The only problem with the NEOS is...it's looks. I think this face  illustrates best my facial expression when I saw one for the first time. Horrendous to say the least. I would rather own a Handi-rifle than that thing. YUCK!
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For a .22 semi-auto, the Walther P22 works well for lefties, and righties.  All of the buttons are on both sides.

 

They are picky on ammo, but once I found what mine likes, nary a problem in, well, probably close to 2,000 rounds.

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Except for the safety, a Smith and Wesson mod. 41 is pretty left hand friendly. The standard wood grips are fine for a lefty. And you can work the slide by grasping the long bars that run almost the full length of the barrel. They're expensive but darned well worth it. They are a lot more friendly to use then a Ruger.
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One of the very best little .22 automatic pistols I have ever had or shot for a Lefty or even a righthanded person is the Beretta 87 Cheetah. It's a scaled down copy of the Tarus 92 9mm. It has a frame mounted ambi-safety. It can be carried cocked and locked, but can also be carried hammer down, for a double action first shot, either with the safety on or off. All controls are convient for a lefty.

It really is a great little gun, I bought mine after seeing it laying in local gunshop's case for a while because it was a little more expensive then the general run of .22 semi-auto pistols like Rugers, Browning buck marks, etc. I decided to buy it, thinking it might be a neat fun gun, and not really expecting it to shoot that accurately, fixed sights and all. The back sight is adjustable for windage. And the sight picture is top quality, for a little gun like this, which is probably why it seems to shoot better then it looks like it should.

Anyway, I was pleasantly surprised with it's accuracy and total reliability. It's a wonderful little gun, and mine came with two mags. It's also an easy gun to take apart for cleaning. I highly recomend it for a light compact, and accurate trail gun and plinker, espacally for a lefty. It's about the same size as a Browning BDA .380 auto.

The only real draw back is it's price. I think I gave over three hundred for mine, used, I can't remember exactly. But you know, a little extra money for a gun you really like is never a mistake, as opposed to getting a cheaper gun that never really quiet makes the cut.



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