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Left Hand Rifles

Being a southpaw and a shooter presents many challenges. You can either try to learn to shoot right-handed, you can use a right-handed rifle left-handed, or you can buy one of the few left-hand rifles.

Most of us lefties simply cannot shoot right-handed. I couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn shooting with my wrong hand. If we could use our right hands, we wouldn’t be called lefties!

Shooting a right-hand rifle left-handed is easier, but definitely not perfect. With a bolt action rifle, for example, you must get used to reaching up and over to work the bolt between shots. It’s not very quick or efficient. Plus, of course, you have to get used to shell casing ejecting in your face.

Left-hand rifles make shooting much easier. The rifle controls are finally where they should be, for us.

The selection of left-hand rifles has always been minimal, but luckily there are still quite a few good options on the market.

Left Hand Rifles


DPMS manufactures the Southpaw Panther, which is a high-quality AR-15 type rifle modified to eject on the left.

DPMS also offers the Artic Panther as a left-handed rifle.

Savage Arms

Savage Arms manufactures the high-quality Model 10FLP left-hand police sniper rifle. The Model 10FLP is available in .223 Remington (5.56mm) and .380 Winchester (7.62mm) calibers.

Savage Arms Model 10FLP Specifications
Action Short
Overall Length 44″
Barrel Length 24″
Weight 8.5 lbs
Magazine Capacity 4 rounds
Stock Black synthetic with positive checkering, dual pillar bedding
Sights Drilled and tapped for scope mounts
Rifling Rate of Twist 223 Rem (1 in 9″)
308 Win (1 in 10″)
Features AccuTrigger, matte blued barreled action, heavy free-floating and button-rifled barrel with internal box magazine and swivel stud for bipod

In addition, Savage Arms also manufactures quite a few of their high-quality hunting rifles in left-hand models:

  • 12 Varminter Low Pro
  • 12 FLV
  • 16FLSS
  • 116FLSS
  • 11FL
  • 111FL
  • 11GL
  • 111GL
  • 10GLXP3
  • 110GLXP3


Ruger Firearms manufactures the quality M77 Mark II Left Handed rifle.

The Ruger M77 Mark II Left-Hand Rifle is available in .25-06 Remington, .270 Winchester, 7mm Remington Magnum, .300 Winchester Magnum, and .30-06 Springfield.


Remington manufactures several variations of their popular Model 700 in left-hand versions, including:

  • Model 700 CDL
  • Model 700 VSF
  • Model 700 Safari
  • Model 700 Custom KS Mountain Rifle
  • Model 40-XB
  • Model 40-XB KS

Beretta Sako 75

Beretta manufactures left-hand versions of their Sako 75 Hunter series rifles.

The left-handed Sako 75 Hunter is available in .25-06, .270 Winchester, and .30-06 Springfield.

Sako 75 Specifications
Weight 7.75lbs
Barrel Length 22 and 7/8″
Magazine Capacity 5 rounds

Dakota Arms

The Dakota Arms Model 76 is a premier-grade hunting rifle available in an extensive range of popular calibers, from .22-250 to .450 Dakota.

The Dakota Arms Model 76 combines a pre-64 Winchester Model 70 action with a Mauser-type extractor.

The Dakota Arms Predator is a premier-grade varmint rifle available in an extensive range of popular varmint calibers, from .17 VarTang to 6.5 Grendel.


Lazzeroni manufactures left-hand versions of most of their premium-grade hunting rifles, including:

  • Lazzeroni Arms L2005SLT – Short Magnum, Light
  • Lazzeroni Arms L2005LLT – Long Magnum Light
  • Lazzeroni Arms L2005LLR – Long Magnum, Special Long Range
  • Lazzeroni Arms L2005SDG – Short Magnum, Dangerous Game
  • Lazzeroni Arms L2005LDG – Long Magnum, Dangerous Game

ArmaLite AR-50

The ArmaLite AR-50 is a single shot bolt action rifle with a unique octagonal receiver bedded into an aluminum stock. The AR-50 is equipped with a modified M16 type vertical pistol grip and a removable buttstock.

The AR-50 is available in a left-hand version to accomodate Southpaw snipers.

ArmaLite AR-50 Specifications
Receiver form Modified octagonal form, drilled and slotted for scope rail
Bolt Triple front locking lug
Extractor Sako type
Ejector Spring loaded plunger, automatic ejection
Trigger Schillen standard single stage
Barrel 31″ tapered, 8 groove rh 1:15 inch twist
Muzzle device Cylindrical multiflute recoil check
Stock 3 section: extruded forend, machined grip with vertical grip, forged and machined removable buttstock
Buttplate Vertically adjustable, specially built for heavy calibers
Finish Manganese phosphated steel, hard anodized aluminum
Overall length 59.5″
Weight 34 pounds


2 thoughts on “Left Hand Rifles”

  1. Hello, I’m looking for a left handed/ambidextrous bottom ejecting hunting rifle, that I had seen on a sportsman channel
    program. It was a newly made AR or military style rifle.
    I can’t remember the manufacturer ,but it could be used either left or right handed. The safety was operated from either side. Thats about all I can remember about the rifle.
    Can anyone lead me too who makes and or sells this rifle?
    i can be contacted at PLEASE HELP ME FIND THIS RIFLE!

  2. Hey South Paw
    You would be looking for an upper receiver for AR-15/M4 that is Left Handed or one that is Ambidextrous,be sure to get the Bolt Carrier&Bolt for that upper.Stag or DPSM has Upper Receiver for lefties most companies charge more for being special(lefty)

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