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Old 08-07-2007, 05:00 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 08-07-2007, 05:35 PM   #2
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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.

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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.

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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

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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
Not for the 23. Mine will stove pipe when my brother shoots it. Limp wrist is his problem.
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Doug, Sorry about your brother...They say every familay has one. ; )

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

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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
My DE in 50 AE is very sensitive to this. Ya really gotta HOLD that sucker!
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Doug, Sorry about your brother...They say every familay has one. ; )
HAHAHA. He has to stick with his 9mm.
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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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