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Old 07-16-2009, 12:51 AM   #21
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The poor pistol got limp wristed so badly that it didn't know what to do.

If there is a problem to feed or eject, it's usually a problem with the user.
Could someone explain limp wristing a gun? Might sound obvious, but I assume it means to let the gun barrel come up too much. How does that cause a failure?
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Limp wristing is when you do not hold a nice firm grip on a pistol. I am not talking a grip like your trying to choke out a mother in law. You need a firm grip. If you hold the gun lose in your had and allow it to flop around like a dead fish or a limp ********* then you get feed and extraction issues because the recoil is all being use to move the gun in your hand and not operate the gun properly.

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Could someone explain limp wristing a gun? Might sound obvious, but I assume it means to let the gun barrel come up too much. How does that cause a failure?
Newtons law....the weapon is recoil operated, one must provide a solid grip and stable platform to allow the weapon to cycle properly. In short, the slide is moving back, collapsing the recoil spring, and then uses the stored energy to come back into battery ... "loading" a fresh cartridge. If that stored energy is allowed to disipate by "limp wristing", or loosely gripping the weapon, function can sometimes be impeded. FTF
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Since your referring to my laws I though I would add a video link to illustrate the point.

I do believe most of the polymer hand guns are more forgiving when it comes to limp wristing. Which seems counterintuitive do to the heavier steel frame accelerating backwards at a slower rate. It must be a design difference and/or a worthless observation.
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Here this is all that needs be said on this topic.

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The good news is, we have a GREAT support group here. Ask questions. Come over to my place, or to Cane's or BobbyB's or Skull's or opaww's Range and shoot one of the damn things in the company of someone who KNOWS about the weapon and can explain to you what the positives are....


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i live in Yakima, WA. Do one of you happen to be close to where i live?
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i live in Yakima, WA. Do one of you happen to be close to where i live?
I live in Bonney Lake, Wa. Just over I-90.

If you want to take a short drive, I can straighten you RIGHT up.

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Dang, I'd be all over that!!

field, be sure to take your xdm9 for comparison. You'll be selling it soon.

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...and there it is.

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