View Full Version : Lefty looking to assemble first ar15
09-22-2008, 6:46 PM
this is my first post but have done lots of reading on this site.
im looking to assemble my first ar. i am left handed and my question is..is it really worth it to go with a lefty ar upper. do any of you lefties have problems shooting a standard? it seems that there arent many options to choose from and they are more expensive. will i be better off sticking with the a standard setup? ive read that i might run into a lot of flying brass by my face or down my shirt. is this true? if so is there anything i can do to a standard to prevent that from happening?
all advice would be greatly appreciated as i would like to go the correct route the first time.
Almost all the right handed AR uppers have the case deflector built in and I've never been hit by any brass shooting my right handed ARs (I'm a lefty also)
The left handed Stag upper will cost you about $50 more than a righty. The MMG equipped rifle below is a lefty Stag
09-22-2008, 7:12 PM
Just buy a right handed AR-15, save the extra money for nice L/H bolt guns.
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09-22-2008, 7:14 PM
I'm a right-hander, but am left-eye dominant. Because of this, I shoot longguns southpaw. I've not had much of a problem with shooting this way. The only thing that bothers me is that I have to watch my right hand and stay clear of the ejection port.
09-22-2008, 7:15 PM
I shoot lefty - No problems for me. Especially ever since they added the big ole brass deflector on all uppers now.
I'm right handed, but shoot long-guns left handed b/c I'm left eye dominant.
I have no problems with a RH AR-15, all the cases ejected nicely forward, never causing a problem
Now I've had some problems with shooting full auto AK's, those spit cases everywhere, including a nice hot piece of brass at my forehead once....luckily we don't have full auto AK problems in CA :D
09-22-2008, 7:53 PM
I'm left handed but right eye dominant, I don't have a problem with my mini-14.
The 10 days isn't up on my ar yet, but I think it'll be the same.
09-22-2008, 8:29 PM
thanks for all the info guys!
i guess ill just go with the standard righty...maybe i can even practice shooting right handed hehehe
looking foward to my first ar!
09-22-2008, 9:58 PM
I've wanted to get a lefty upper but instead own 2 righty uppers and have had no problem.
I've had some issues with 10/22 and a M1 carbine hitting me with brass but neither AR upper has given me trouble.
09-22-2008, 11:57 PM
I am a righthanded shooter who's left-eye dominant, and I shoot with righty uppers with no problem whatsoever.
09-23-2008, 12:32 AM
im looking to assemble my first ar. i am left handed
I don't know what your budget is, but Noveske makes top tier AR rifles and you can get lefty versions here:
09-23-2008, 5:34 AM
As a lefty, I have to say that it's better to adapt to a RH upper than only being familiar with a LH one. You never know when you may need to use someone's RH upper so, you should be used to them.
09-23-2008, 8:50 AM
I is a Lefty as well shoot righty guns... I WILL admit I trim 1-2 coils off of my ejector springs to have my brass tossed to 1-2 O'clock (mostly on my competition guns) but no problem on my 'blaster' OLL's shooting Lefty... as the others have said.. get the righty and use the $$ saved for ammo.
09-23-2008, 9:21 AM
i have built both stag 2h and 2hl model rifles respectively. i really could care less. on the right hand model, it is easier to hit some of the controls, and for a lefty it also means brass doesnt eject across your face. but overall, i just prefer the normal style of an old fashioned right handed AR.
IMO, a LH is kind of pointless since all of the other parts stay on the normal side anyways. so it just becomes more confusing than anything
09-23-2008, 9:46 AM
issued a righty in the Marines. shot just fine. I bought a lefty now though because im a lefty. yes its 50$ more.
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