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Leftie vs Rightie

Leftie vs Rightie

As I was sitting here having my first cup of coffee in my new “This is what an old salty Marine looks like” mug, I realized that Sgt Grit has to be a leftie !!!! Since I already know that I am a salty old Marine, I wanted to share this fact with others but because I am a rightie, I am unfortunately the only one who gets to read it on my mug (coffee mug that is) while I drink my coffee. I believe it is estimated that only approximately 10% of the world population is left handed. what does everybody else think? Leftie or rightie?
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Mario Salgado - May 6, 2020

You salute with your right hand, but there are ejector plates that will allow a leftie to shoot left handed. I chose to shoot my M16A1 right handed, but have always fired my sidearm with my left hand. Sgt. M Salgado USMC 1980 – 86.

Vic Eizenga - May 6, 2020

Old rules 1964 -1968 you drink with your left hand so you can salute or use your weapon with your right. It was a standing joke to walk to some one who was drinking coffee and ask them the time. Sometimes they would pour the coffee down the front of their uniform. I started wearing my watch on my right hand.

David L Mushrush - May 6, 2020

I can use either hand to drink my coffee but being a leftie and forced to shoot my rifle righthanded in boot camp with a patch over my dominate eye was a real challenge. After it was worse yet was having the brass cross my face when shooting a specific target.

Harry - May 6, 2020

Correct me if I’m wrong but, isn’t everyone taught to use the rifle and salute right-handed? Harry

James Coffman - May 6, 2020

Hey Numbnutz- doughnut or carry weapon goes in the right hand. Sgt D. Rooney understands

Sgt. D. Rooney 87-94 - May 6, 2020

Improvise, adapt and overcome. Ooh-rah

L/Cpl D.Gray 1/7 81’s Division Champs ! 77-80 - May 6, 2020

Speaking of ” Salty “, Who gives a ” S _ _ t ” ?

Gary Nash - May 6, 2020

Through the years I have read THOUSANDS of Grit postings and replies. Almost all are great. However, when it comes to clever, Mike Bethea (see 1st reply, above) deserves some kind of award! Way to go, Mike! Semper fidelis!

Lu - May 6, 2020

Sgt.was always ready to sulute Even when relaxing corps first and last

Don Dieu - May 6, 2020

It is a fact that the left brain controls the right side of the body, and the right brain controls the left side of the body, so us left-handed people are the only ones in our right mind!

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