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Old 04-23-2014, 01:14 AM   #1
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any ambidextrous shooters? need input

gonna make it short and sweet:

- primary pistol is a G17 9mm, all major training has been done on it. ive tried a few guns in between but own a G17 and use it regularly at the range
- im looking into a FNX-9, which is fully ambidextrous. i am LEFT HANDED, and was wondering if anyone has experience training with both types of firearms

my concerns are:

- even with the training using FNX-9, is it possible to "train to learn" on an ambidextrous gun? sometimes i find myself releasing the magazine with my left hand pointer finger, but remember that i dont need to since the FNX has mag release at the thumb position
- is it possible to become accustomed to both over time? does anyone have experience shooting lefty on a traditional right-handed setup and become used to it?

let me finish by saying this will not be an issue of self-defense. if anything, my G17 is loaded at all times for home defense and high-stress situations. the training im accustomed to most will come in handy in those situations. just looking for any type of feedback for a situation like this
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Old 04-23-2014, 12:29 PM   #2
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I train to shoot both sides as part of my work. This includes draws, reloads, and immediate and remedial action malfunction clearance. It's very simple to learn how to shoot on the left with anything. It just takes time. Even if you have a brain fart, you will still functionally operate the gun, just with the wrong fingers. It's not about developing memory or instinct, but rather about developing familiarity and proficiency. Your ability to think clearly enough to work through issues is what will ultimately matter. I know guys that can't do anything new for a long time without a lot of practice or training because when it comes time to perform, they get too amped up and have a brain fart and don't think clearly through what they are doing. In contrast, I have watched guys do new things "cold" with very little demonstration and do very well, because you can see them thinking through the problem in their head as they work.
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If i were left handed i would only use a right handed gun. This way i'll be proficient with any pistol in my left hand and when i train right handed i'll be proficient with 100% of the hand guns on the market.

A fully ambidextrous pistol, unless using it for speed shooting or something may spoil you and decrease your dominate hand proficiency with a right handed pistol.
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Do you have a Gen4 Glock with the ambi mag release currently or Gen3? Just curious.
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