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Thread: Left-Handed Wife wants a .17HMR rifle

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    Recently I purchased a 2" Taurus 941 .22 Mag revolver for the Mrs. to shoot at the Gun Range while I shoot my .45. Not two weeks later she says that she wants a rimfire rifle.

    Here's the catch, she's a lefty and doesn't like levers. By my logic it wouldn't be a good idea to get her a semi-auto since the shells and hot gas will be coming towards her face. So my thought was to either get her a left-handed bolt or possibly a single-shot crack-open.

    After some research, I've narrowed it down to the following rifles as a possibility and I was wondering if any of you out there own or have shot these rifles.

    H&R Sportster .17HMR: http://www.hr1871.com/Firearms/Rifles/sportster.asp
    Rossi R17S .17HMR http://www.rossiusa.com/products/pro...tails.cfm?id=2

    Savage 93 R17GLV Left-Handed .17HMR http://www.savagearms.com/93r17glv.htm
    CZ 452 .17HMR Left-Handed: http://www.czusa.com/product_detail.php?id=1


    Thanks!!

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    What do you think of the 941? I think I may buy one of those for my mom.

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    It's not bad, feels like a sold gun quality wise. My only complaint is that I had to adjust the rear sight a little bit more than I felt I should have had to in order to get it shoot right. It was quite a bit louder than I expected. Its a fun alternative to shooting my 1911.

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    My husband and some others in our circle are lefties, and they just shoot right handed for the most part. Most lefties are more ambidexterous than we left-challenged.

    Shells in the face couldn't be fun! :shock:

    If she can't shoot righty, you made some good choices. That's cool of you to research it for her.

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    As a lefty I have only had one gun ever throw anything in my face and it was a Savage 87B.
    Perhaps if you would use a real computer you wouldn't have to apologize for not being able to do so many things on the internet!

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    I can tell you this: the Savage with a cheap scope and 20 grain match ammo can take prairie dogs out to 300-325 yards.

    The guy I know who does this said he paid $160 for the whole setup (on sale).


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    I'm a lefty and have never had a problem of shells in the face from semi auto's or pump guns.............or maybe just never noticed.........lol

    Single shot break tops can get you though, just tip it to the side a bit to avoid the ejection

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