Sore Hands?

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Re: Sore Hands?

Postby rbwhatever1 » Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:32 am

Shooting more will help. Exercising with one of those small plastic footballs constantly will help build up hand muscles as well. At one time it was difficult for me to cock a Single Action .44 with my left hand and shoot it because it was something my left hand never did. About 3 months of constant manipulation of the plastic football in applying the same motion as cocking the .44 and shooting it every few days is helping me. My left hand is now almost as good as my right and I can empty both .44's a bit more smoothly without drastic delay's in alternating firing. The pain has subsided considerably as well. I will continue using the football until my left hand matches my right.

If nothing else, this may be a good excuse to buy a small plastic football with a pair of matching 44's....
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Re: Sore Hands?

Postby Selina Kyle » Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:37 am

rbwhatever1 wrote:Shooting more will help. Exercising with one of those small plastic footballs constantly will help build up hand muscles as well. At one time it was difficult for me to cock a Single Action .44 with my left hand and shoot it because it was something my left hand never did. About 3 months of constant manipulation of the plastic football in applying the same motion as cocking the .44 and shooting it every few days is helping me. My left hand is now almost as good as my right and I can empty both .44's a bit more smoothly without drastic delay's in alternating firing. The pain has subsided considerably as well. I will continue using the football until my left hand matches my right.

If nothing else, this may be a good excuse to buy a small plastic football with a pair of matching 44's....


This is a good idea!! I think I'll have to invest in one of those footballs. Thanks!!!
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Re: Sore Hands?

Postby Jilly » Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:07 pm

Crossfire wrote:If you are shooting for an extended time, you might try wearing a glove on your dominant hand. And, while shooting gloves are OK, BICYCLE gloves are much better, as the palms are very well padded!

I had carpal tunnel surgery a couple of years ago, and was not a candidate for the "no-stitch" kind, so I had stitches in my palm. Shooting was still not comfortable for a while, but the bicycle glove sure made it tolerable. You can find them at Academy, a little cheaper than the bicycle stores.


Thanks for this tip!


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