A slide racker question for lefties.
Posted 26 November 2010 - 11:05 AM
I can see that having it on the right handed side, would be quicker for an empty magazine table pickup, but it seems (being left handed) that I would get more benefit from having it on the left handed side, for normal usage.
Which side do you prefer, and why?
(Also as a follow up, if there are any left handed slide rackers out there, where did you get it?)
Posted 26 November 2010 - 11:37 AM
Quite a few rackers work from either side...in fact, all of them that I've seen that don't have a rear sweep, should work fine from either left or right. R,
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Posted 26 November 2010 - 11:44 AM
Some right handed shooters will also mount it on the right side of the side so that it clears a single sided scope mount and therefore does never needs to be removed.
Now the challenge of finding a left handed slide racker. You will probably need to be satisfied with a "straight" one that can be installed on either side.
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Posted 26 November 2010 - 11:47 AM
With the racker on the left its easier for my weak hand to grab the racker and rack the slide/clear jams.
Also it makes it easier to pick the gun up with my strong hand since its propped up with the racker on the left.
I've seen a few right handed peeps with the racker on the right.
Their reasoning is easy disassembly of the gun without taking the racker off and/or they have clearance issues with their thumbs.
In your case you benefit with disassembly and being able to rack the slide with your weak hand. Not sure on thumb clearance though.
I've watched right handed shooters who have the racker on the right having to clear a jam and it looks a bit awkward.
Posted 26 November 2010 - 12:11 PM
Posted 26 November 2010 - 05:12 PM
I'm a lefty shooting open. Racker is on the right side of the gun. I also use a 90 degree mount.
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That's a nice gun!
It sure looks to me like weak hand side, slide racker is the way to go from a speed and utility stand point.
I'm looking right now at getting a Brazo's Custom SC, but so far I've been told that the left handed configuration for the slide racker is not available. Is it safe to assume, that if the slide is notched for a right handed slide racker, that modifying it to left handed wouldn't be difficult? Something on the order of a soft mallet and a left handed replacement racker, or am I missing something subtle?
Next newbie question up: thumb rests! (But I'll open up a new topic for that one.)
Thanks for the input guys,
Posted 26 November 2010 - 05:17 PM
Posted 27 November 2010 - 07:19 AM
Posted 27 November 2010 - 02:49 PM
Posted 27 November 2010 - 03:10 PM
Been in the military for the last 34 years (still in:)) and I'm pretty comfortable with right hand weapon
Posted 27 November 2010 - 07:28 PM
If you want, we can go to talk to Rick together too. If you call him, you can tell Hannu told you should call him
Posted 28 November 2010 - 07:10 PM
I also like the mag button on the left side of the gun, I hit it with my trigger finger.
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