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How to improve wife's hand strength

Discussion in 'General Firearms & Ammo' started by RACER X, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. RACER X

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    So went shooting this weekend, took xds9 and 1911 and 22

    Wife kept having FTE.s w XDS and couldn't even rack the 1911 properly

    Buddy and I shot both after her and had no problems, only thing we can think of, was that she was Limp wristing the XDS

    And not drawing the slide back far enough on the 1911

    More worried about the xds and FTE because it's her carry. I thought about buying her one of those hand strengthening pieces, like squeezing s tennis ball.

    Any advice?


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  2. Dawico

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    She may want to concentrate on wrist strength. I am not sure if strengthing her hands will do the trick completely. Just a thought but I have no idea what the best exercise may be.

    It may also help her with the 1911 if she cocks the hammer before racking the slide. It racks quite a bit easier like that.
     
  3. itchin

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    Maybe get her a revolver?
     
  4. Ricklovesbacon

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    Get her to rack the slide and push on the grip at the same time. That helps out my wife.

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  5. RACER X

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    Yeah, that's the way she was taught at a girl gun class

    I think she was really tired over the week, because she had shot both guns a few weeks earlier, w her and her son and says she had no issues w either.

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  7. matefrio

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    Somewhat off topic...

    I took a guy out to the range for him to shoot a handgun for the first time. He had problems with limp wristing the handgun.

    Hanging targets with the staple gun the target didn't stick to the backer for him, but worked fine for me.

    Did you know you can limp wrist a staple gun?
     
  8. Sugar Land

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    That does not only happen to girls..
     
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  10. Charlie

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    I had an idea about building wrist strength in females ................................. but it might not go well with some of the mods and females on the forum!:rolleyes:;)
     


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