Lefties Corner

It has been estimated that 10-15% of shooters are left-handed.  If you fall into this category, you know how difficult and frustrating it is to find shotguns and shooting accessories designed just for you.

Here at Mid-Valley Clays & Shooting School, we believe that you should embrace your left-handedness and not settle into the right-handed world.  This is why we stock one of the largest, if not THE largest, inventory of left-handed shotguns and shooting accessories in Oregon.

If you are looking for lessons, we even have left-handed instructors!

To find out more, give us a call, or better yet, stop by and see for yourself.

 

LEFTY FUN FACTS

Southpaws make up about 3% of the population in the most peaceful primitive societies, but 27% in the most warlike ones. Researchers believe that in violent societies, left-handers may benefit from their unexpected left hook.

Women are more likely to be right-handed than men by about 4 percentage points.

Left-handedness is twice as common in twins than in the general population.

Famous left-handed intellectuals include Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, and Benjamin Franklin.

Mothers who are over 40 at the time of a child’s birth are 128% more likely to have a left-handed baby than a woman in her 20s.

Tests conducted by St. Lawrence University in New York found that there were more left-handed people with IQs over 140 than right-handed people.

According to tradition, an itchy left hand indicates you will lose money. An itchy right hand indicates you will receive money.

August 13th is “Left-Hander’s Day.” Launched in 1996, this yearly event celebrates left-handedness and raises awareness of the difficulties and frustrations left-handers experience every day in a world designed for right-handers.

Many people who are left-handed draw figures that face to the right.

Researchers postulate that the proportion of left-handers has remained constant for over 30,000 years.

The longest words that can be typed using only the left hand with conventional hand placement are sweaterdresses and tesseradecades.

Evidence of right- or left-handed dominance first appeared in humans about 1.5 million years in tools found in Kenya. Before that, there is little or no evidence of hand preference