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Old 07-28-2012, 04:35 AM   #31
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I have a injury to my left (I am a lefty) arm that limits my grip ( well just had a 2nd surgery on it so it may get better or not) also. I like my 40 cal and have learned to deal with it and I am learning to shoot right handed as well. I think I can pass a qualifying round right handed now. I say hang in there and don't give in or up. Best of luck.

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Range report: gloves help though a recoil reducing wrap maybe helpful. Made it through six mags before needing to stop. Kinda stiff right now but manageable

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Sounds like progress!

I wonder about a wrist wrap to keep it from moving up the arm as much.

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Range report part 2:
Ran another six mags today also did some ar work and a little shotgunning too. Feeling ok just stiff. Witnessed something truly sad though, met a guy with arthritis that affects his whole body, avid shooter and a pretty good shot too. He broke out a taurus .25 auto his primary carry gun and it proceeded to fail repeatedly after field stripping the gun he found that the slide stop blocks at the rear of the firearm were wearing to the point of complete malfunction. Bummer way to end an otherwise great day at the range

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.380 is better than nothing but I prefer 9mm but I'm not in your situation, could you go and rent a few different calibers to try them out? and don't forget good old school reliable .38 revolvers either!

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.380 is better than nothing but I prefer 9mm but I'm not in your situation, could you go and rent a few different calibers to try them out? and don't forget good old school reliable .38 revolvers either!
I would love to rent and try out a few different guns but there are no ranges that rent firearms in vt as far as i know. I am considering buying a .38 as a daily carry gun and leaving my 1911 as a home defense weapon. Haven't done daily carry before but the .38 is definitely at the top of my list of possibilities. Thanks for the suggestion. Other than Smith what maker would you recommend for that .38?
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I would love to rent and try out a few different guns but there are no ranges that rent firearms in vt as far as i know. I am considering buying a .38 as a daily carry gun and leaving my 1911 as a home defense weapon. Haven't done daily carry before but the .38 is definitely at the top of my list of possibilities. Thanks for the suggestion. Other than Smith what maker would you recommend for that .38?
dude...... I'm going to be accused of being a fan boy (I've already praised the LCR once today) But the Ruger LCR might be exactly what your looking for, For defense I load a very hot Gold Dot 158gr +p HP that kicks like a mule but regular FMJ's hardly recoil much at all and from what I've been told by other shooters is the wives like this pistol allot because of the low recoil, actually, it's more like a SNAP then normal recoil, read some of these real people reviews at buds If we were close I'd totally let you borrow one for a range trip, I love this platform so much I've bought 3 different chamberings and 2 of the 38's, my oldest has 3 to 4 thousand rounds through it without much wear at all, only surface wear, like scratches and joints rubbing and I carry one daily. http://youtu.be/_BmpQqtBAVc
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And on second thought, I bet that hogue grip would be good for your hand, it's really thick/squishy rubbery material, it's a pad to adsorb the snappiness of the recoil, which may be the real reason women and men say it's a comfortable shoot.

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And on second thought, I bet that hogue grip would be good for your hand, it's really thick/squishy rubbery material, it's a pad to adsorb the snappiness of the recoil, which may be the real reason women and men say it's a comfortable shoot.
Hey thanks again for the help, i do like the way Ruger does things, if I were to go with .357 i could have the ability to pick and choose between .38 and .357. I am not sure if s&w even has a snubby .357. I will check out my local shop and ask thanks again
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Hey thanks again for the help, i do like the way Ruger does things, if I were to go with .357 i could have the ability to pick and choose between .38 and .357. I am not sure if s&w even has a snubby .357. I will check out my local shop and ask thanks again
Yep, LCR comes in .22/.38/.357.
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