Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:14 PM
Many thanks for your responses.
Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:36 PM
Shooting it left handed will cause you no issues whatsoever.
Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:42 PM
Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:45 PM
We train this at close quarters !
Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:52 PM
Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:39 AM
Just be aware thet the ejection port on the weapon is on the RHS and that ejected cases will travel across your right eye's 'line of sight'.
sling adapyers for left hand shooters are available.
Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:51 AM
Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:55 PM
You will also have to cock it a little odd too as the cocking lever is on the left, you sort of have to reach over to the other side to do it with your none firing hand if that makes sense... Niether this, nor the ejection port being on the right side would cause you any problems using the weapon. its designed to be ambidextrous (spelling).
personally i think the way it works (both its use and the physics in its recycling of the bolt is a feat of german precision.
Edited by westmidscop, 13 January 2013 - 12:57 PM.
Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:58 PM
I wouldnt worry about using the MP5 in full auto or burst fire in the british police.
Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:52 PM
Posted 13 January 2013 - 04:07 PM
Again the 36 is an ambidextrous weapon and will cause you no problems shooting left handed.
Asking what each weapon is used for is dipping into tactics a little so you probably won't get a reply seeing as it's a public forum.
If you are in the Police, ask a member of your firearms team.
Also, the MP5 and the G36 are both semi automatic weapons. All this means is you pull the trigger, 1 round is fired and the weapon ejects the spent case and reloads another round for you. The weapon will not fire another round off until you pull the trigger again (for Police use that is)
Posted 13 January 2013 - 04:18 PM
Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:39 PM
Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:42 PM
I know of people who shoot their carbine right handed and their pistol left handed! It causes them no problems
Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:52 PM
Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:55 PM
Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:26 PM
Guys, there are many left handed AFOs out there, it is absolutely no issue at all. As has been said, all the weapons we use can be just as easily shot left or right handed and all the kit and equipment you use will be either ambidextrous or tailor made for a left hander.
Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:32 PM
Bart, i also am a fan of the HK 53, I believe that although the stopping power with a 9mm round is ample for a domestic setting. The 556 round is obviously superior! 👍
Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:57 AM
If you are serious about west mids firearms I'm pretty sure there are contact details of people on the department on their intranet page. They will be more than happy to answer any questions you have and they myself be able to be more specific about things through the force email system than people can be on here. Otherwise speak to the arv officers when they are on your LPU I'm sure most are friendly ;o)
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:20 PM
Posted 18 February 2013 - 04:07 PM
Never caused me any problems
Edited by Mr_awol, 18 February 2013 - 04:07 PM.
Posted 19 February 2013 - 06:49 AM
Dont worry mate about using the MP5 it is a very user friendly weapon and is a simple but fantastic piece of kit. Once you begin training, you will no doubt learn to shoot both support and weapon side so no need to fret, and that will be with all your weapons.
Wish you best of luck in achieving your goal, it is very satisfying to eventually get the position you wish for.
Posted 22 February 2013 - 03:30 AM
I'm right handed but shoot left handed. Don't know why - it always felt more natural that way. I've always played pool or snooker left handed too.......,
Never caused me any problems
Check and see which eye is dominate. Your comment suggests that although you are right handed, you are left eye dominate.
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