Scales shredding my hands!

Discussion in 'Firearm Accessories & Gear' started by SmallHands, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. SmallHands

    SmallHands New Member

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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?
     
  2. kryptar19

    kryptar19 New Member

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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.
     

  3. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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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.
     
  4. orangello

    orangello New Member

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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.
     
  5. Steel_Talon

    Steel_Talon New Member

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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.
     
  6. SmallHands

    SmallHands New Member

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    Nope, i will like to try one one day!
     
  7. SmallHands

    SmallHands New Member

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    Yea i am using my palms but man does it hurt! I guess my hands are still girly soft lol!
     
  8. SmallHands

    SmallHands New Member

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    Thanks! I'll check em out.
     
  9. Fred_G

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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.

     
  10. orangello

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    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. :D
     
  11. SmallHands

    SmallHands New Member

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    The gloves look bulky. If theyre too thick my hands wont be able to grasp each other while also holding the handgun. Idk if you understand what im trying to describe lol.
     
  12. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Are you interlocking your fingers or wrapping one hand over the other? The latter is generally considered better for comfort and control.
     
  13. SmallHands

    SmallHands New Member

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    Lol!!! And cowboy boots.
     
  14. orangello

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    Another tip is to use both hands to move the slide: push forward with the hand gripping the grip as you pull back with the hand gripping the slide. It takes less of each arm's muscle and might cut down on the friction on that slide hand.

    I corrected some of my grip problems with videos on youtube; youtube won't smack you over the head like a redneck relative will.


    BTW, as you may be aware, Billy the Kid was known for slipping cuffs due to his large wrists and small hands. ;)
     
  15. Fred_G

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    The gloves are pretty thin, I can load magazines wearing them. You would only need to wear the support hand glove if you are just having trouble manipulating the slide. But not really going to work well if you use the gun for any thing other than the range.

    I still would go with building up a little more hand strength. But don't make a fun thing painful! If you need gloves for extended shooting, get some. Maybe a golf glove?
     
  16. 25-5

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    For pistol grips with better purchase try Pachmayr or Eagle grips. Also you may want to strengthen your grip. I use Grip Master "heavy" 7 lbs. you would probably prefer medium or light. Just increase the reps.
    www.gripmaster.com.au
     
  17. Dearhunter

    Dearhunter Supporting Member Supporter

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    Football glover work great for shooting. Really gives you a good positive grip on any gun.
    Its almost like have tacky glue on your hands. I also use them with shotguns and rifles.

    Try it, you will like it
     
  18. Buckeyeborn

    Buckeyeborn New Member

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    I prefer girly hands you should try a different gun
     
  19. SmallHands

    SmallHands New Member

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    No interlock. Im wrapping one hand over the other and thumb over thumb.
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2013
  20. SmallHands

    SmallHands New Member

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    Oh yea i do like em. I just didnt want to be the only weired one using them to shoot at the range lol! Im torn between 2 diff football gloves, diff design and grip.