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elcadiz
02-14-2009, 10:33 AM
Fellas: I shoot primarily .45 1911's. I've slowed down a bit these days as my shooting hand has lost a lot of it's strength and is sore most of the day. So it has to be either arthritis or holding on to that sucka while firing. No problem with my non firing hand.

Sure I can go down in caliber, go to rifle, but I do love my 1911's.

Anyone else have the sore firing hand syndrome and what do you do about it? Epsom Salt?

Or do I admit how old I am and accept it as arthritis? Good God I used to able to tear the top off a new mayo jar now I have to ask my wife to do it.

Thanks Fellas. Cadiz

Gryff
02-14-2009, 5:03 PM
9mm 1911. Yeah, it's 9mm, but it's still a 1911.

http://www.springfield-armory.com/armory.php?version=23

SDgarrick
02-14-2009, 5:08 PM
9mm 1911. Yeah, it's 9mm, but it's still a 1911.

http://www.springfield-armory.com/armory.php?version=23

+1 a 1911 in 9mm or 38 super might be just the thing.

Blue
02-14-2009, 5:09 PM
+1 a 1911 in 9mm or 38 super might be just the thing.

I shot one in 38 super and it was pretty freakin sweet.

BigRich
02-14-2009, 5:25 PM
Get a Marvel 22lr conversion and enjoy VERY accuarte shooting using the same grip orientation and pellet gun level recoil.

Inkman
02-14-2009, 5:37 PM
Don't use a death-grip. Firm, yes. Death-grip, no.

Al

TheBundo
02-14-2009, 5:52 PM
Try a 454 :)

HowardW56
02-14-2009, 5:56 PM
I used to shoot 3 evenings a week, I had to lay off after I was forced to see a hand surgeon.

Rest, cortisone injections, and squeezing a handball has brought it back to normal.

I shoot once a week now... And I avoid magnum calibers. 9 mm & .38's mostly...

Of course I do squeeze a few larger calibers from time to time...

jrsportssupply
02-14-2009, 6:48 PM
If you are shooting using an Isosceles position, try a Weaver or Modified Weaver stance. The grip is very different, and either one puts MUCH less stress on your hands.
In the Isosceles stance, you are using your hands to squeeze the pistol on the sides, whereas with the Weaver stance, you are using your hands to put tension on the front & back of the pistol grips.
Worth a try, anyway.

biscuitninja
02-14-2009, 10:52 PM
just say it... it wasn't shooting ... was it. :eek::tt1:

just a wee bit of rest and switch to 8mm or .45 super. You hand will be alight. Maybe a case of carpal tunnel or in this case cartirdge tunnel....