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Arthritis in fingers and handguns

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by dlmcm, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. dlmcm

    dlmcm Sharpshooter

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    i have had this little problem for a few months and it is getting worse. i have given up on pocket 380's, etc.

    Anybody experienced this change in life? Any suggestions on new purchases?

    Before I do a doc visit, any thoughts that shooting may cause additional damage?
     
  2. MacFromOK

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    Try a larger frame?

    At the risk of being ridiculed... Hi-point's C9 9mm is a blowback design, and has much less recoil than most.

    Or go with a smaller caliber, such as .22 magnum.
     
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    When I'm suffering from such ailments, I'll take ibuprofin before I leave for the range.

    But, when you see your doc, ask him for a prescription for Voltarin Gel. It's a topical ointment NSAID and works better than one might imagine.
     
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    No kidding! That Voltatrin Gel is the only reason I'm still shooting.
     
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    j

    I have made a note of that ( both thoughts ). Thanks!
     
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    I was thinking about the 22mag idea earlier today, but I just can't push myself toward the hi-point idea. I know..... But I'd probably just start carrying a pocket full of rocks first! Ha!
     
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    Lol, I admit Hi-Points are heavy and ugly. But they usually go bang every time.

    I have a Taurus 8-shot .22 mag revolver that I carry sometimes because it easily fits into a pocket of my overalls.

    Also have a North American Arms .22 mag Pug (5-shot mini-revolver) and it, with its holster, fits easily into sweatpants pockets.

    There are lots of options out there. ;)
     
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    For soft shooters, how about an all steel J frame with wadcutters? Also, the beretta px4 has the lightest recoil of any polymer 9mm I've tried. The compact is a nice size (not the subcompact)
     
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    I had forgotten about the wadcutter idea, and I believe I know of a PX4 I can try out. Thanks!
     
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    You want a soft shooter or one that kills on contact?

    .50 S&W comes to mind. Why shoot twice?
     

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