Im a leftie and thats just obscene...
I remember you reaching around your AK to reach the charging handle. Charging handles are supposed to be on the left.
I watch videos where I see people with AK holding on to the pistol grip, and then reaching UNDER the weapon with their left hand to charge the weapon... Man, that's just awkward.
In Singapore we have no gun culture and what we know we learn in the Army. And in the army, you hold your weapon with your left hand, and charge the rifle (M16) with your right hand. If Eugene Stoner had intended for the rifle to be charged with the left, he might have placed the charging handle on the left and maybe even forward like the G3 or MP5?
But of course, the M16 was designed with the bolt hold open and the bolt release on the left, one could argue... So after the first charge, the operator can basically leave his hand on the pistol grip while re-loading with the left hand.