I got a model Type-2 phaser (The TNG one, not the DS9/VOY one).
As you can see with this image, holding the phaser in my left hand has my fingers and palm resting on the grip.
Holding the phaser with my right hand has my fingers and palm resting on the frame of the weapon.
Does the Technical Manual specify whether these weapons should be held left-handed by default? Is there any indication during a TNG episode that Starfleet trains people to use these left-handed? Are they used this way in the show?
I know they removed this with later versions that had the grip on the bottom only, but these didn't show up in TNG.
Basically, is the Type-2 Phaser a left-handed weapon?