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Old 12-07-2010, 03:00 AM   #1
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ha guys Im new here and need some help, my wife and I were at the range over the weekend and she likes my G19 it fits her hand well and the 9mm round has less recoil than any of my other handguns but she cant shoot a semi auto pistol I have several other makes but the outcome is always the same one or two rounds and then it jams...I know why this happens just cant seem to correct the problem, she is for lack of a better term limp wristed and is taking up all the recoil in her wrists. Can someone please help me with this problem any ideas how to "fix" her! The only revolver I have is a ruger sp101 in 357 and with it loaded with 38spl she still cant hit anything!
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Old 12-07-2010, 03:09 AM   #2
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Hi Buns, welcome to the forums! Btw, you might want to check out the introductions thread so you can introduce yourself to everyone.

My question would be, how much shooting experience does your wife have? It could be just a question of some proper training for instance. When I was helping my girlfriend learn how to shoot, I got some great info from the guys here. I'm sure they can head you in the right direction.
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Ditto on the training. I have seen an alternative to the basic Weaver stance that women can use to offset the effect of "limp wristing."
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I guess I will have to send her to some shooting classes she is left handed and I have tried everything I know of with no luck, she does this with everything from a 380 on up! but she is real good a mossburg 500 lol!
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Put a 13 lb recoil spring in that Glock and see what happens. I keep 13 and
15 lb ISMI springs set up on captured steel guiderods--takes about 20
seconds to swap out.
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...I know why this happens just cant seem to correct the problem, she is for lack of a better term limp wristed and is taking up all the recoil in her wrists..
This may not be popular among some shooters, but ask her to try this: if she has large enough hands, have her put the index finger tip of her non-dominant hand over the front of the trigger guard (it looks like its made for it). Apply just enough pressure to keep the pistol stable and it will hold down the recoil jump. I shoot Glocks this way most of the time, but I'm not LEO.
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I will give both of these a try thanks
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This may not be popular among some shooters, but ask her to try this: if she has large enough hands, have her put the index finger tip of her non-dominant hand over the front of the trigger guard (it looks like its made for it). Apply just enough pressure to keep the pistol stable and it will hold down the recoil jump. I shoot Glocks this way most of the time, but I'm not LEO.
While this technique is/was fashionable in some circles, it actually weakens the grip.
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The first thing I would do is make sure her firing hand is as high up on the grip as she can get it without getting bitten by the slide.

Second, I would check her posture. Make sure her back is straight or that she is leaning *slightly* forward.

Third, I would make sure her feet are facing forward with her weight on the balls of her feet and not her heels.

There is more to a good shooting stance and grip, but if her stance and grip are the problem, this should be enough to reduce the number of jams. Other things (thumbs down vs. straight thumbs, feet side by side vs. one foot in front, etc.) are often a matter of personal preference.
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Make sure the gun "sits" in the web of the hand. Have the barrel in line with the forearm and have the thumb out to form a "V" between the index finger and thumb. Have the gun "beaver tail" as close to the web of the hand as possible (if not pushing into the web). Gently grip the gun using the same pressure you would as if you were using a hammer (too loose and hammer flies, too tight and you tire quickly). Let the forearm absorb the recoil versus the hand or thumb. This will help with the limp wrist.
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