[LMB] OT: Handedness [Was: More attitudes to women in society]

Hendon, Alison A.Hendon at BrooklynPublicLibrary.org
Wed Sep 28 14:30:44 BST 2011


>From Mitch Miller:

> I also have noticed a surprising percentage of left-handed 
> shooters among police officers, which I find very strange, 
> not only because of the low level of left-handers in the 
> population generally, but because virtually all (US) cops 
> today carry semi-automatic pistols.  When I was in the 
> service, they simply would not allow you to fire the pistol 
> left-handed (although I am a left-handed rifle shooter) 
> because the rounds eject to the right, and if you were firing 
> left-handed the round could eject into your face.  As far as 
> I know, this is still the case with the modern polymer 
> pistols that most police carry today.

When I learned to shoot we used 38 specials (revolvers) and we fired
with a 2-handed grip.

Alison



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