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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Womack View Post
    And a lefty, no less.

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    The shooter or the rifle?

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    I turned this:
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    Into this: (The bottom one).
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    I was wondering what other US kit Vietnam may still be using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapper740 View Post
    The shooter or the rifle?
    The shootster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Womack View Post
    The shootster.

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    I was condemned to having my left eye my master eye and thus fired my C7 from the Left shoulder. It was no problem with the case deflector but when I bought an M16A1 parts kit to build a semi-auto Vietnam era version of the rifle I was soundly thwacked in the middle of my forehead after every shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapper740 View Post
    I was condemned to having my left eye my master eye and thus fired my C7 from the Left shoulder.
    We had lots of those guys, just taught them to reverse what we said "Right" for "Left". With the C1 before the C7, we used an eye patch when the man was master right and dominant eye left. Guy would look like a pirate taking the safety briefing. Then during the rundown he'd have to pull the eyepatch down last thing.
    Regards, Jim

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    Yeah, I am dominant left eye and left handed so it is simple, but there have been some ejection incidents. My A1/A2 has the deflector which helps. I had a pistol that would run a hot one down my shirt now and again.

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