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Old 09-13-2013, 10:43 PM   #1
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Hi guys, let me tell u my dilemma. I have a s&w m&p 9c. To release the slide after i check the chamber the fish scale or grooves on the slide makes my hands hurt really bad! My hands are pretty small and tactile gloves dnt fit me well (short fingers >_<) i also need grip too. So i was wondering if i can use youth med sz football gloves?

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No real reason why football gloves will not work. Dont buy cheap ones, Ive learned that cheap gloves suck. Try 'em out and tell us how you like them.

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Anything that works for you. Just be sure they don't interfere with working the trigger, mag release, etc. You might also want to look at mechanics gloves sold at Lowes or Home Depot. They fit like a tac glove without the extra padding. Provide a good no slip grip.

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Have you ever tried a revolver? The Ruger SP101 isn't just huge, and there will be less wondering if the chamber is loaded.

Double action revolvers are an option that people with small hands or hand strength issues like arthritis should consider.

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You won't know until you try them.. Gloves are good for range time (planned shooting) but tend not to be the best fashion choice for CC .. The slide will loosen up with continued use, your fingers will also harden a bit and their grip strength will improve.

You can always do a "palm grip" on your slide and do a push / pull motion to work the slide. You should find that you have plenty of grip strength to work your slide this way.

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Have you ever tried a revolver? The Ruger SP101 isn't just huge, and there will be less wondering if the chamber is loaded.

Double action revolvers are an option that people with small hands or hand strength issues like arthritis should consider.
Nope, i will like to try one one day!
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You won't know until you try them.. Gloves are good for range time (planned shooting) but tend not to be the best fashion choice for CC .. The slide will loosen up with continued use, your fingers will also harden a bit and their grip strength will improve.

You can always do a "palm grip" on your slide and do a push / pull motion to work the slide. You should find that you have plenty of grip strength to work your slide this way.
Yea i am using my palms but man does it hurt! I guess my hands are still girly soft lol!
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Anything that works for you. Just be sure they don't interfere with working the trigger, mag release, etc. You might also want to look at mechanics gloves sold at Lowes or Home Depot. They fit like a tac glove without the extra padding. Provide a good no slip grip.
Thanks! I'll check em out.
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I recommend practice. Your hands will toughen up a bit, you don't need huge callouses to use the gun. I love these for hand strength: http://www.prohands.net/ Wow, a company that actually advertises their product may help with shooting... Can be used in many ways for grip, even trigger presses.

As far as shooting gloves, I have used these: http://www.skdtac.com/PIG-Full-Dexterity-Tactical-FDT-Alpha-Glove-p/pig.700.htm they might work with smaller hands. They work as advertised, lots of dexterity, but they do not last very long.

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Nope, i will like to try one one day!
I own a larger-framed (big boned) Ruger revolver, the GP-100 in .38/.357. It is one of my favorite plinking/target shooting handguns. It cost me ~$400 new. It has large squishy grips from the factory, for hours of comfy shooting, though I have some smaller better-looking grips for non-high volume shooting.

If you enjoy shooting, you owe it to yourself to rent a revolver just to try it out. You can even wear a cowboy hat if you wish.
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