Any operational issues in using the XCR (shooting lefty)? I was gonna get the Stag Arms 2TL but have decided against it. One of the main reasons is replacement parts if there is ever a ban. Figured left handed parts would be few and far between vs right handed.I'm not a lefty, but I do spend a lot of time shooting left handed.
1) thou shalt be ambidextrous in all that thy shoot.
Nice...i like to hear that..when will the ambi mag release be offered? also isn't there a trigger revision in the works (supposed to be done by end of year) think I read it on here?As a southpaw, I think the ejection is great (forward and slightly to the right), the bolt release the best I've found so far, buy an ambi safety, and I believe there is an ambi mag release in the works. I don't mind that the charging handle on the left side of the receiver, in fact I've grown to like it. Overall I think the XCR is a great choice a lefty.
Ha! Good question. The last class I took we did malf drills over and over. I went over the top to rack the gun. Locking it open wasn't a problem once I got used to it and is not a real problem on the XCR due to the ambi bolt release. I tried to practice going under when I witnessed a guy in our class with an AK doing it. This guy did it so smooth and fast it was almost unbelievable. But over the top while rotating the gun to the right worked best for me.so for you lefties (stares at prizm) do you go over the top to manipulate the charging handle when you need to do so?
When I practice off hand drills the mag release and (non-ambi)safety aren't issues, but what's your technique when you need to tap rack bang or lock the bolt open for malf clearance if you don't want to disturb your firing grip?
I know right?I'm a lefty and have no issues. Its just what you get used to. Kind on like growing up with an older brother that is a righty. You get his hand me down basball gloves and poof...you learn to throw right handed.
thx for the info...Though I've been shooting lefty and operating right handed guns as quickly and efficiently as any right handed person, I've recently decided to switch to lefty AR's. It's taken some training but I'm getting there. Cool thing is I can switch my mag changes at will. Now that I have ambi mag release and bolt releases I'm a little quicker. Plus... and this is the biggie... no more gas from the suppressor in my face. If I have it my way I'm not going back to right handed guns unless I have to or just want to shoot something different. I train with my lefty AR's now. It's not for everyone but as I've said in several recent posts, I love it.