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BuffaloRider 08-07-2007 05:00 PM

Limp Wristing
 
If your wrist is not strong enough to hold the glock or the recoil is too much for you can this cause the slide to jam and make it lock up? Thanks How can you prevent this ? Wrist brace?

robocop10mm 08-07-2007 05:35 PM

limp wrist
 
Switch to a revolver. I worked on a pistol for a friend who was having problems. I could only replicate the problem by holding the gun with thumb and two fingers, crooked wrist (like goose neck ala Charlies Angels).

Steel framed guns have much less of a propensity for limp wrist related malfunctions as the inertia of the heavy frame prevents movement of the frame inducing malfs.

Jay 08-07-2007 10:19 PM

Technically "limp wristing" won't cause the slide to jam, rather it not allow the slide to go fully to the rear, resulting in a stovepipe, or failure to eject.

Solution..... make sure the shooter's grip is correct, and practice. You may want to drop down to a smaller caliber until the shooter is used to recoil, and has developed the proper grip. A little bit of "muscle memory" goes a long way. :)

jberry 08-14-2007 09:37 PM

Glocks (at least the 17, 19, 23, 26 & 27) seem to cycle no matter how you hold them -
Did have trouble with the Desert Eagle in .44mag a few times, though :D

Doug1627 01-31-2008 04:40 PM

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Originally Posted by jberry (Post 6465)
Glocks (at least the 17, 19, 23, 26 & 27) seem to cycle no matter how you hold them -
Did have trouble with the Desert Eagle in .44mag a few times, though :D

Not for the 23. Mine will stove pipe when my brother shoots it. Limp wrist is his problem.

Loco40 01-31-2008 07:24 PM

Doug, Sorry about your brother...They say every familay has one. ; )

BlueXJ 02-01-2008 02:58 AM

Is there an exercise that will help strengthen the wrist? I want to strengthen my weak hand for shooting from my weaker side.

jeepejeep 02-01-2008 03:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jberry (Post 6465)
Glocks (at least the 17, 19, 23, 26 & 27) seem to cycle no matter how you hold them -
Did have trouble with the Desert Eagle in .44mag a few times, though :D

My DE in 50 AE is very sensitive to this. Ya really gotta HOLD that sucker!

Doug1627 02-02-2008 04:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Loco40 (Post 15323)
Doug, Sorry about your brother...They say every familay has one. ; )

HAHAHA. He has to stick with his 9mm.

matt g 02-03-2008 04:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BlueXJ (Post 15352)
Is there an exercise that will help strengthen the wrist? I want to strengthen my weak hand for shooting from my weaker side.

It's more the way you hold the pistol than it is arm strength. It is easier to show someone the correct posture than it is to explain it. Chances are that your wrist is rotated outward away from the plain that your wrist bones form and that your grip is too "relaxed".


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