Originally Posted by vtfilamguy
I would like to get your opinion on this. I suffered an injury to my right hand that limits my grip strength. I currently have a taurus pt 1911 and love it though it does not love me the recoil makes my hand ache for quite some time after a range session. I would like to find something a little softer shooting, not sure if i should go with a full size 9 mm or go .380? Thank you all in advance.
my hand was damage so bad in 2001 that I couldn't feel a thing with my right hand. Nerve damage takes time to heal. It took well over a year for the feeling to come back in my right hand. My hand is still not as strong as it was before the injury. But I have no problems handling larger pistols or magnum calibers. It will take time but I am willing to bet in time you have the same experience. We would have to start another thread to cover all the hand injures I have suffered but I recovered from every one of them. My friend you will recover too.
You might have to drop back to shooting a 22 for a while. Most 380s are so tiny and ill fitting the perceived recoil is worse than your 1911. Try shooting every gun you can get your hands on. None of us can know what you are feeling. You might find something you can handle.