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Old 12-16-2012, 04:45 AM   #171
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The thought of getting the clap now excites me.
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It's something to worry about when young and sexually active, which I miss a lot! I think
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I have arthritis in my hands, too. Particularly my left hand. It hurts to even clap my hands. Very annoying.
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I know what "the clap" is. I've worked in a medical lab for over 30 years. But I still don't get this comment. I have arthritis in my hands.........
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Do any of you guys with arthritis have trouble racking slides - and possibly even pulling triggers?
I'm trying to figure out a way for an older person with that kind of condition to be able to shoot a self defense gun. The slide of a semi-auto jut isn't working - revolvers are OK but the trigger pull in double action is too much - at least for the guns I have found. I've been thinking there may be a softer pull hammer on some revolver that I don't know about - so maybe single action would work - with a soft hammer pull.
Anybody know of one? Or some other way to cope with this finger weakness?

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How old does one have to be to officially be considered an old fart? I get called old all the time. Heck, I think I'm looking younger lately.

Is it appearance? Age? Condition? How about if the white haired family doctor that looks like Andy Griffith actually tells you to start taking it easy and slow down?
Trip that's usually something that the answer changes in the eyes of the observer. When I was 10 I thought my dad in his 30's was an old fart. When I was 20 I thought my boss who was in his late 30's was. Now I'm 55 and I think one of my workers who is retiring next year at 62 is. Funny thing is I don't think I will ever be an old fart. But I'm sure that my son of 26 thinks I made it.
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Do any of you guys with arthritis have trouble racking slides - and possibly even pulling triggers?
I'm trying to figure out a way for an older person with that kind of condition to be able to shoot a self defense gun. The slide of a semi-auto jut isn't working - revolvers are OK but the trigger pull in double action is too much - at least for the guns I have found. I've been thinking there may be a softer pull hammer on some revolver that I don't know about - so maybe single action would work - with a soft hammer pull.
Anybody know of one? Or some other way to cope with this finger weakness?
I was having problems with stiffness in my fingers to the point of waking up with claws for hands, barely able to move my fingers. I listened to a sports medicine doctor talking about the benefits of "Shark Cartiledge" for repairing joint damage. You can buy the stuff at health food stores and some drug stores. I took these capsules as directed for maybe six weeks. It has been several years now, and I have had no futher problems. Apparently the stuff is readily absorbed into the system and helps the body rebuild damaged joints.

In order to keep my hands strong for shooting, I use a finger excercizer purchased from a sporting good store, keep it in my pocket and exercise with it often. My grip has become strong enough that I can put a grimace on the face of a twenty year old when they want to play "manly handshake." It surprises the hell out of them when a grey haired old man could take them to their knees with his grip.
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Now I have this mental image of Chainfire working a grip exerciser in his pocket while shaking someone's hand...

Not cool man. Not cool at all...

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Now I have this mental image of Chainfire working a grip exerciser in his pocket while shaking someone's hand...

Not cool man. Not cool at all...
Was that the same as the Judge in court using a penis pump whilst hearing a case.......lol.........
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Do any of you guys with arthritis have trouble racking slides - and possibly even pulling triggers?
I'm trying to figure out a way for an older person with that kind of condition to be able to shoot a self defense gun. The slide of a semi-auto jut isn't working - revolvers are OK but the trigger pull in double action is too much - at least for the guns I have found. I've been thinking there may be a softer pull hammer on some revolver that I don't know about - so maybe single action would work - with a soft hammer pull.
Anybody know of one? Or some other way to cope with this finger weakness?
Here is a way to cope with racking slides
http://www.amazon.com/The-Mako-Group-FCH-Charging/dp/B00266ADOE
If you like Glock this is a charging handle made by Mako
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