does being left handed mean anything?

#1
This is a really daft question but id rather be the idiot that asks i guess, and i have searched this on the forum but couldnt find a specific answer.

anyway

I am right handed but my right eye is toss, always has been. Because my left eye is dominant i have to shoot from the left shoulder, will this effect me much in the TA as i hear there are a lot of problems for lefties with the sa80. i remember when i held a replica i found it hard to do anything like change mag or put it in safe.

Cheers
 
#4
You'll learn to do it right-handed like everyone else. If you try to fire it left-handed the cocking handle will rearrange your teeth for you.
 
#5
I'm a left hander, and I spent years as a kid running round with the butt of my weapon (stick) in my left shoulder. I joined the army and got given the good news, and it felt weird for a bit but you just learn to deal with it.

You say your left eye is 'dominant' - are you describing a lazy eye perchance? If so it can be treated. I'm not sure how feasible it would be to lean over onto the weapon and use your left eye, but it may be achievable with a bit of practice. (Having said all this, you may not get in if you fail the eye test, but I stand to be corrected on that too, as always. ;) )
 
#6
I'm a lefty - it's awkward at first, but practice, practice and practice some more the drills and skill's, after a while you do get used to it .

I failed my first APWT (I'd never failed with the SLR), I got a bit of extra tuition (with lots of practice) and never failed again.

As Fallschirmjager says - you can't fire it from the left shoulder full stop.
 
#8
im sure there are disability benifits that left handers can claim! try asking at your local dhss offices or special needs centres!
 
#10
You have a lazy eye - Don't worry your instructors will see to that and get the rotund little bone idle cnut working in no time.
 
#11
Being left handed means that you have to support Everton, convert to catholic, and dance a mean Fandango.

Or is that left footing? I get confused and think I have been stung by a wasp.
 
#12
This is what happens when leftys don't have their left hand hit hard with a hammer every time they try to use it during early school years.
 
#13
The_Snail said:
Being left handed means that you have to support Everton, convert to catholic, and dance a mean Fandango.

Or is that left footing? I get confused and think I have been stung by a wasp.
Wasps are weak. Not like those Bee's. Do you reckon Bee's get promised 72 Virgins if they sting someone?
 
#15
Closet_Jibber said:
The_Snail said:
Being left handed means that you have to support Everton, convert to catholic, and dance a mean Fandango.

Or is that left footing? I get confused and think I have been stung by a wasp.
Wasps are weak. Not like those Bee's. Do you reckon Bee's get promised 72 Virgins if they sting someone?
Bee's are proper wrong. Who do they belong to anyway? Now Bracknell Bees are good. Todd Kelman mmmm, you just would. Even though he plays for Belfast Buggerers now.
 
#16
i went make some tea and got roasted when i came back lol, im not left handed im right handed but im forced to use left shoulder as my right eye is toss. i just said keft handed for the sake of explaining.

Actually i had forgotten to say that yes i apparently do need glasses, went to opticians recently n was told i have a stigmatism in my right eye as well as it being toss, i cant afford glasses yet so i had forgotten about this. Feel a bit annoyed now lol
 
#17
Watson said:
i cant afford glasses yet so i had forgotten about this. Feel a bit annoyed now lol
Save up. Buy the bl00dy glasses. Frankly, I don't give a toss which shoulder you prefer to shoot from (however, notes and agrees with advice from infantry people about inadvisibility of shooting SA80 from left shoulder). But, if you can't see what you're f*cking doing on the range you shouldn't be there.
 
#18
Hockey fan, Snail? A welcome rarity in UK, even if I suspect your eye may not be entirely on the puck all the time. Get up to Coventry and get Blazed sometime.

Edited to get back on topic. I had no trouble firing SA80 in glasses and leaving both eyes open after hmmmph.. years on SLR. SA80 doesn't leave a chip from the rearsight on the lens like SLR did.
 

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