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    Another lefty here, I do everything except write (school changed that) and shoot a handgun. Everything else "A Lefty".
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    I've noticed that and never thought anything of it ... until you mentioned it.

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    Born left handed. I guess I've just learned to adapt. Whoever taught me how to bat when I was a kid apparently never asked and I both bat and golf right handed. I've never been able to shot a right handed rifle so my hunting guns that are bolt action are left handed Ruger77s. Pistols are no problem and I really don't have an off hand. I've always used a mouse with my right hand and have no idea what it would be like to use one left handed.
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    They did try ... When I was in grade school, they tried to make me use my right hand ... didn't work. Turned out there was a reason for that. Before my time ... schools used to teach writing with a 'Dip Pen' (HERE - for those that don't know) This cannot be done left handed, because:

    1. You have to 'drag' a Fountain/Dip pen. Pushing it won't work.
    2. You drag the side of your hand trough the wet ink.


    The advent of ball point pens put a stop to that - 'No. 1' anyway. So ... I had a lot of 'old school teachers' that just didn't get it. I can use a fountain pen ... just position the paper differently. My writing right hand is worse than my left hand .. they're bot legible though. Don't matter with Morse code ... I don't text.


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    Another lefty here, I do everything except write (school changed that) and shoot a handgun. Everything else "A Lefty".
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    Quote Originally Posted by FirstMarlin View Post
    I've noticed that and never thought anything of it ... until you mentioned it.


    They did try ... When I was in grade school, they tried to make me use my right hand ... didn't work. Turned out there was a reason for that. Before my time ... schools used to teach writing with a 'Dip Pen' (HERE - for those that don't know) This cannot be done left handed, because:

    1. You have to 'drag' a Fountain/Dip pen. Pushing it won't work.
    2. You drag the side of your hand trough the wet ink.


    The advent of ball point pens put a stop to that - 'No. 1' anyway. So ... I had a lot of 'old school teachers' that just didn't get it. I can use a fountain pen ... just position the paper differently. My writing right hand is worse than my left hand .. they're bot legible though. Don't matter with Morse code ... I don't text.

    Knew a gal they tried to force that on. Now she can't write worth a dang with either hand.
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    I can't write with my right hand, and rifle shooting is a bit tough, but most other things I've adapted and become ambidextrous with. Now, as far as loading leverguns goes, I find it very easy to top off the tube with my right hand while holding the rifle with my left. The same applies with loading pump shotguns directly into the chamber, releasing 1911 slide stops with my trigger finger, hitting an AR-15 bolt release with same...I swear that some things just work better ergonomically for southpaws.
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    I understand ... at one school I went too (we moved lot) the teacher would 'swat' my hand with a ruler. That got me sent home a few times.

    Quote Originally Posted by Steven M. View Post
    Knew a gal they tried to force that on. Now she can't write worth a dang with either hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FirstMarlin View Post
    Rifles never gave me a lot of trouble ... might be because I had something to steady my head on? Rear sight closer to the eye? Not sure. My first rifle was a front loader ... hammer is on the right side ... maybe that is what got me started.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FirstMarlin View Post
    I understand ... at one school I went too (we moved lot) the teacher would 'swat' my hand with a ruler. That got me sent home a few times.
    That gal I knew said that if the nuns caught her writing left handed they would tape her left hand up and make her write "I will learn to write right handed" on the chalk board 100x's using her right hand.

    I went to public schools and they didn't care either way.
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    I trust you will let a right handed person contribute to this thread. My Mother was a true lefty, but only played golf right handed, and very well, I might add. She taught me to tie my shoes her way and I still do at 69. Never had a problem, but when right handed folks ever see me tie them they can not figure out how I do it. I still do not understand what I do differently!
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    Glad I'm not a southpaw, between guns and guitars I would have lost a fortune in all the 10% surcharges over the years.
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