If you didn't notice before, ever since the VOTC Stormtrooper mold, all Stormtrooper figures are left-handed. Their right hands are sculpted in a relatively neutral pose with a trigger finger, but their left hands are sculpted in a tight gun-holding pose that cannot be used for anything else. This means stormtrooper figures are meant to hold their weapons in their left hands, with their right hands cradling the barrels. If you try to have the left hand hold the barrel instead of the grip, the gun is bent significantly, as if your stormtrooper were Superman.
Left-handed blaster holding is supported in the films, a lot of the stormies hold them that way, and their holsters are on their left hips. Take a look at this shot from ANH: http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/st...s_anh1080p.jpg
The stormtrooper who bumps his head in the movie? Him and all his squad are lefties: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBQaLuqwtl8
The ones busting into the Tantive IV? Lefties:
Luke Skywalker using this blaster? Southpaw'd!:
Even on Cloud City: http://www.starwarshelmets.com/origi...or-helmets.htm
and on Endor sometimes: http://www.starwarshelmets.com/origi...ub-submenu.htm
That's not to say the blaster is exclusively used left-handed by Stormtroopers or in general, just that there are plenty of examples to the point where it seems to be probably the intended norm in the SW universe.
But I'm a righty, and I have my figures mostly posted hold them right-handed; nearly all of them are holding them in a classic 2-handed grip, so the left hand ends up just UNDER the barrel rather than bending it into an S shape. However, it's beginning to look way too obvious that my figures aren't truly holding the barrels that way, and the one figure I do have holding the barrel properly in his left hand that gun is forever a boomerang now.
I would vastly prefer a slightly more neutral pose on both hands and more flexible material used for the hands, but so far Hasbro has not been receptive to the idea.
So I was wondering, what pose do your Stormtrooper figures end up in? Are they left-handed or right-handed? Do you have a preference, or did they end up that way naturally?