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Old September 30, 2012, 09:56 PM   #1
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Is the M1a safe for leftys?

Im thinking about a shorty M1a and I will be reloading for it as well. Staring the OP rod straight on is a bit unnerving- in case of a slam fire or case failure a left handed shooter is gonna eat it pretty bad am I right?
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Old September 30, 2012, 11:02 PM   #2
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Is the M1a safe for leftys?
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Old October 1, 2012, 02:33 AM   #3
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Is the M1a safe for leftys?

Either that, or it killed off all the lefty's who's tried it and now none of them are around to complain about it.
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M1A's generally eject brass forward at about 2 o'clock. Lefty's just get a better look at the brass as it leaves. Wear glasses no matter what.
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I'm left-handed. It was my service rifle and I never had a problem relative to safety issues. There were inconveniences similar to, but not as bad as, shooting a right-handed bolt-action.

Just guessing, but I think it is unlikely the military would develop a battle weapon with a design that has strong potential to harm left-handed shooters.
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