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Here's a quick post for lefties that need some help with modding their VSR-10's or BAR-10's. This guide was originally done by TheBauer on his website, but he took down his entire site. Anyways, I will try to explain the mod in the simplest means possible. Basically, you'll being modding the bolt handle, the receiver, and the stock.

1. The bolt handle:

First, go ahead and remove you bolt handle assembly. It should look like the parts below. If you look on your unmodded bolt handle, you'll see a few structures that stick out, but are no longer there on mine. I simply removed those with a dremel.


2. The Receiver

Next, this is the most important part. The key to dremmeling this part is to make the slot on receiver slightly farther up than on the right side of the receiver (you can see this on the picture below). Doing so, will allow your cylinder head nozzle to sit farther in the hop up unit, preventing air loss.


If you notice my slot, I made it slightly too big. Just try to make it a small as possible to eliminate any possible problems. I have no problems as it is below.


3. The Stock

Basically you want to make the slot on the left side, but slight farther up the stock if you compare it to the pre-existing slot on the right side of the stock. This is due to the new slot on the receiver being farther up.

Finally, fill the right side. I used QuikSteel epoxy putty. It has worked for me for over 2 years and running.

End product:



The pleasure was mine.

~Kats
 

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That's pretty cool; I'm not a lefty, but this is still pretty awesome! I think it should be stickied also because it could help a lot of people out. I don't see how a lefty would be able to pull back a bolt with a large spring with their right hand.
 

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You know, for the sake of shooting faster with all snipers this might be a good idea if you're using a bipod and need quick follow-up shots. I'm not a lefty, but it would sure beat the hell out of having to lift my right hand off the grip, cock it, and put my hand back on the grip again before taking a shot.

I've been firing real steel bolt-action rifles that way since I was a kid. My uncle is left-handed and a gunsmith... Lucky for me, or perhaps not so lucky as I have learned improper technique. Either way, my left arm is usually just putting pressure against the stock to my right arm anyways. With a quick reach, and moving your head out of the way as to not get whacked in the face with a moving bolt, you're right back looking down the scope for a followup shot almost instantaneously.
 

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It's just the way I have been shooting since I was 9 years old. I guess I was never taught the correct technique for cycling a bolt. Kinda like if you never learn how to type on a keyboard correctly.
 

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It's nice to see that there's another how-to lefty mod out there.

It's just the way I have been shooting since I was 9 years old. I guess I was never taught the correct technique for cycling a bolt. Kinda like if you never learn how to type on a keyboard correctly.
True, a friend of mine leaned to shoot while aiming down the sights with his left eye while shooting right handed. He said he was told about his error several time, but it was uncomfortable for him to aim with the other eye.

I am left-handed but had to learn to wield a weapon right-handed for the SA80 and now I'm a right handed shooter!
That's pretty neat. I tried to dedicate some time to learn to shoot right handed, but it just never seemed to work out. I felt like I lost a lot of field of vision whenever I closed my left eye and it took a long time, at first, to get the sights lined up. Even later on I still had a bit of trouble after working on it a lot and that's mostly why I wanted to convert my gun to a lefty bolt action. So that is quite the accomplishment you have there considering that I tried it and ultimately gave up.
 

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Hey Guys.

Thanks for keeping me alive!

My old site went down a while back due to not renewing the domain, bloody shame as it was plastered every where! Still the sites back up but under a new domain now.

This guide is also back on there,

Tokyo Marui - VSR - Left Hand Conversion Guide | Airsoft SniperAirsoft Sniper

Come over check out what I've got so far, any requests please drop me an email through the site and I'lll see what I can do.

Cheers!
TheBauer
 

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I am left-handed but had to learn to wield a weapon right-handed for the SA80 and now I'm a right handed shooter!
I still shoot my Glock left-handed though. :p
I'm exactly the same! I am a full left-hander when it comes to almost all every-day activites. I used to shoot small-bore in a club and in Air Cadets, followed by the L98 Cadet GP also at cadets. They all demanded that you shoot right-handed because you weren't allowed to eject hot brass across your face.

Later when I started competitive air-rifle shooting I tried both right and left handed rifles and couldn't get on with the left-handers at all, however when it comes to pistols and AEGs I am still 100% left-handed.

The only trouble I have nowadays is when I use optics my hands favour the right-handed rifles, but my right-eye isn't as keen as my left, something I am just working on through practice.
 

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That was my biggest issue, training my right eye to be able to focus down the scope.

Looking through the scope with my left eye was so much more natural and easier.

Was easier to mod my rifle than spend even longer to train my right eye :)
 

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Nice mod. I love to do this but my left arm was broken when I 17 years old. It weaker than right hand now. :(.Too bad :(
 

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Just sayin' but a left handed sniper on a standard right handed rifle has an advantage over a right handed sniper, this is because you can keep your hand on the trigger without having to use it to cycle the bolt. This allows you to keep looking through scope, reload faster, and have a closer set up to the last shot you took.
So in theory wouldn't this mod be better for righty's than lefty's?
 

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Note: If you are left handed, it will only take you about 1-2 weeks of picking up your gun in a right handed position and cycling it to train yourself to be right handed. There are big advantages of being a left handed person who can fire both left and right handed especially when it comes to using an AEG. You will be able to fire around trees a lot easier. So if you have the patience, train yourself to use the right hand.
I myself was left handed and for a few weeks I made it my own personal rule to only pick any gun up right handed and now both ways are natural to me.
 

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It's much harder for a righty to learn to do something with their left hand. Lefties are used to it, but righties have never needed to learn something in reverse. I learned how to shoot a gun with my left hand for the reason 1tonne stated, and it took me a lot longer than just a week or two. Honestly though, for the few times that I do use an AEG, it doesn't help me much. The only reason I'd have to use my left hand is if something is blocking the right side of a tree or wall.
 

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For it to feel 100% natural it takes about 2-3 months. But after 2 weeks it feels OK though.
It is worth training yourself right from the word go, that is if you want to be a long term sniper. Then you will not have to change each gun you have to left handed.
 

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It's much harder for a righty to learn to do something with their left hand. Lefties are used to it, but righties have never needed to learn something in reverse.
I don't exactly agree with this, there are not actually THAT many "handed" items in the world that require us lefties to spend our lives constantly adapting. Scissors are the main one I guess, I learned to use right-handed scissors from an early age but that's the only example I can think of off the top of my head proir to my getting interested in guns.

Other than that there are rifles which I found very difficult to adapt to. Pistols which I still cannot adapt to, to the extent that I find it easier to work the right-handed controls on a pistol such as the mag-release, slide release etc with my left hand, than adapt to shooting the whole gun right-handed...

Things like screw-drivers, ratchets, hammers and the like are situational and I would say that I find it just as hard to operate a screw-driver in my right hand than a right handed person does using it in their left hand, although anyone, lefty OR righty who shares a hobby of mechanics or such-like will know that there are great advantages of being able to use ALL your omni-handed tools in both hands!

As far as the left-eye, right-eye thing is concerned after some experimentation I found that it wasn't the actual ability of my right eye that was at fault, more that it felt un-natural closing the left. In the air-rifle competitions I used to use a shield which was just an opaque piece of plastic sticking out the left side of the diopter sight which allowed me to see through the sight without closing my left eye. I think I might try and rig something similar to my airsoft sniper as long as I can do it without making it too ridiculous or unweildy!
 
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