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Remington 870
« on: October 25, 2008, 12:58:43 am »
Is anyone else annoyed by the fact that the slide opener lever (or whatever it is called) is kind of out of reach because it is in front of the trigger guard on the 870?  Or is it just me because I am a Southpaw?
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    Re: Remington 870
    « Reply #1 on: October 26, 2008, 09:47:58 pm »
    You mean the action release? 
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    Re: Remington 870
    « Reply #2 on: October 26, 2008, 10:41:33 pm »
    The thing you're talking about is indeed the action release.  And it is in an annoying location for we southpaws.  For right handers it's actually quite easy to manipulate.
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    Re: Remington 870
    « Reply #3 on: October 27, 2008, 12:40:36 am »
    I'd say that it's because you're left handed. I don't have any trouble with mine.

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    Re: Remington 870
    « Reply #4 on: October 27, 2008, 10:20:50 pm »
    OK it is called the action release. Got it.  Sorry for my ignorance.  Well compared to a Winchester that I have in which the action release is on the rear of the trigger guard, the Rem 870's front action release is annoying, I can live with it.  In fact I am so open minded, I don't discriminate against firearms.

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    Re: Remington 870
    « Reply #5 on: November 03, 2008, 05:42:40 pm »
    Don't they make 870s for lefties?   Pretty sure when I was in the
    active duty Marines, EVERYONE was right handed :cuss.   I know
    it must be unhandy, but other than chambering a shell or unloading,
    is this citical to your operation? :-X   Will have to try it later tonight!

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    Re: Remington 870
    « Reply #6 on: November 03, 2008, 10:03:12 pm »
    Yes I have seen lefty 870 with everything on the receiver.

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    Re: Remington 870
    « Reply #7 on: November 03, 2008, 10:32:41 pm »
    I had a lefty wingmaster in 20 gauge, and an express magnum in 12.  They do make left handed 870s, but you may need to have your dealer special order one for you.  The downside is there are almost no barrel options out there for them.
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    Re: Remington 870
    « Reply #8 on: November 17, 2008, 02:51:36 pm »
    My first police academy saw an instructor work very hard to make me become right-handed as far as operating the long guns went. There was a lot of yelling done, and as a group we all did countless push-ups thanks to me and him trying to "correct" my long-ingrained habits before a senior range instructor finally pulled me aside and ran me through the manuals or arms the way that I was used to doing them and signed me off as qualified when he saw that I could do them as quick or quicker than any right-hander on the line. Having always come up as a leftie, I naturally adapted my handling techniques to suit and as such, never thought twice about safety or action control locations...I just reach and use 'em and it's natural to me. When I finally did buy myself a left-handed rifle not too many years ago, it drove me nuts because I was so used to normal ones.

    But there's nothing on an 870 that I can't reach and manipulate I wouldn't think of swapping controls like the safety around on my own because I want to be able to grab up ANY 870 in an emergency and use it without fumbling.

    If I can work an 870 without a problem, you and any other leftie can too. Suck it up and just do it.

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