Speaking of recoil...

WB
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Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 10:22 (14 days ago)

As some may remember I recently bought my wife her selected CCW. She had been using a custom M60 S&W revolver, and likes it very much, but wanted a 9mm semi-auto of her own choosing. She chose a SIG 365X, I had absolutely nothing to do with the selection. I do like the gun. Except for loading the 12-shot mags. I can barely do it, I know my wife cannot, not fully. The Glock 43/48 kicks butt in that area.

Before she could even shoot her new gun she had an accident where she badly broke BOTH wrists. They put (10) screws and this little titanium plate in both wrists. She is healing very well and getting along pretty well now. However I worry about her being able to manipulate a firearm and shoot. It will be a slow process. She lacked hand strength before. It will be another couple months before I let her try to shoot a .22 first. I have a wonderful Taurus TX22 that we might load with Stingers and use as interim.

Here she is shooting a very hot .45 Custom, 200 gr. at 1400 fps. Note the stresses on the wrist. An extreme case. She'll NEVER be able to do that again, I'd not let her. Kind of amazing the slide reciprocates under the forces of recoil movement and canceling negative inertia.

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As we get older I guess we have to roll with the punches. She now has THIS, times 2.

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stonecold
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Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 11:39 (14 days ago) @ WB

I am very happy to know she is healing nicely. A good wife is a wonderful blessing. Take care of her. I know I would be living under a bridge somewhere if I hadn't married a good woman. I hope you and your family have a great Thanksgiving.

I'm with you Scotty. That 12th rd is a bear

Winn
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Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 13:28 (13 days ago) @ stonecold

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Have had some hard to load mags also! I just

Bucky
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Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 13:41 (13 days ago) @ Winn

Run them as a 10 or 11 shot for the 12 rd mags.

Yep

Winn
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Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 13:59 (13 days ago) @ Bucky

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My G30S I finally forced #10 in there and left it

WB
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Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 14:52 (13 days ago) @ Bucky

for a month or two. Now it is more manageable. I have read that some guns are very sensitive to "slide drag" (Browning HP for one) and you should not top off a magazine at max. capacity then load one in the chamber too.

I am a habitual offender in my single stack Kahr's, running a full mag +1. Inserting one in the chamber manually I have to give the rear of the slide a whack with my palm to make the extractor jump over the round's rim. But it works for me. It allows my teeny .380 to be an 8-shot as well as the minuscule 9mm PM-9. The PM45 will use "some" 1911 7-shot mags and maybe an 8-shooter out there, but I've yet to find it. I usually carry it 6+1, flush mag. I'll like to find an officer 1911 7-shot that worked and fit flush, but I'm not paying $30 to find it don't work.

quit beating yourself up. Buy a Lula Loader

gary reeder
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Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 21:29 (13 days ago) @ WB

they load as quick as you can pick up a round and drop it in the magazine.

This rig?

WB
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Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 21:34 (13 days ago) @ gary reeder

yep, I can load a 20 round AR-15 mag in less than 30 seconds

gary reeder
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Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 22:16 (13 days ago) @ WB

a 1911 mag in about 10 seconds. A Glock 17 mag in about 20 seconds and no sore thumb.

they were originally called simply the Lula loader

Gary Reeder
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Wednesday, November 24, 2021, 11:30 (13 days ago) @ gary reeder

Uplula

Robt
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Wednesday, November 24, 2021, 01:19 (13 days ago) @ gary reeder

The Uplula is one of the best shooting accessories I own. It's worth every penny. Your thumbs will thank you.

Good to know she is healing up good,

Derek
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Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 13:36 (13 days ago) @ stonecold

That hardwares makes me cringe. Hope you and the family have a great Thanksgiving!

Ya'll too! They told us titainum is not going to set off

WB
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Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 15:06 (13 days ago) @ Derek

detectors at airports and such. She has some sporty scars.

I have 5 titanium screws in my right shoulder and

Gary Reeder
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Friday, November 26, 2021, 12:55 (11 days ago) @ WB

it doesn't set off the metal detectors at airports.

Both wrists. Ouch! Poor girl.

ChrisG
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Wednesday, November 24, 2021, 08:36 (13 days ago) @ WB

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