Left handed firing

#1
I was on a range recce at Bramley today. The Civil and Nuclear Constabulary were on the area with all their whistles and bells rehearshing their contact drills. Imagine my surprise when I saw one of the coppers firing his L85A2 left handed round cover. I never recall left handed firing in any of the PAMs. I didn't say anything and just let the cocking handle to continue to hit his face! Is it any of the PAMs?
 

Grumblegrunt

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#6
on the A1 you can often pull the cocking handle off.
 
#8
We had a numbnut in our unit who consistently fired his Sterling SMG left handed and consistently damaged his ugly mug, he never learnt despite many bollockings!
 
#9
So the military has moved away from it's 'aimed shots only' ethos?
There has always been that option.

'a trained shot, not an aimed shot' can be use on initial contact and shotgun method.

The Americans have started to fit a reflex sight that uses the 'line of sight' down the righthand side of the weapon at 45 degrees.
 
#10
the reflex sight is for short stocking though.

firing left handed as I described ccan be a trained shot if it was carried out on a range prior to use in combat.

the only problem for SASC types is that the rotation of the weapon means the shot doesnt travel in a line vertically inline with the Line of sight.

But frankly Im not fussed as it worked for me. (glad its now been agreed its "legal" now I only need to worry about my ear necklace being acceptable as a biometric hard record.
 

Grumblegrunt

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#11
just tell them its dried peaches.
 

Grumblegrunt

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Grumblegrunt

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#15
#17
We had a C/Sgt who was doing that ages ago just to prove it could be done. Personally rather him than me watching that cocking handle cheekily recoiling just under his chin.
 
#20
There has always been that option.

'a trained shot, not an aimed shot' can be use on initial contact and shotgun method.

The Americans have started to fit a reflex sight that uses the 'line of sight' down the righthand side of the weapon at 45 degrees.
We still shoot M16A2 &A4, M4's lefty. Never been hit by a casing with them.
 

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