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by Selina Kyle
Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:37 am
Forum: Ladies
Topic: Sore Hands?
Replies: 17
Views: 4680

Re: Sore Hands?

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!!!
by Selina Kyle
Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: Ladies
Topic: Sore Hands?
Replies: 17
Views: 4680

Re: Sore Hands?

Keith B wrote:
Selina Kyle wrote:I think I need to clarify. The .380 wasn't what I shot the most. Thurs night, I shot 6 rounds through the LCP, then 50 through the 1911. A couple days later I shot another 50 rounds (for my CHL).

Thanks so much for the input!
Sounds more like a 'you over did it' sore hands issue. ;-) It's kind of like exercise, you need to do it frequently to build up stamina and keep your muscles from getting sore.
Ahh, see that's what I was wondering! Clearly, I just need more time on the range. :mrgreen:
by Selina Kyle
Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:18 am
Forum: Ladies
Topic: Sore Hands?
Replies: 17
Views: 4680

Re: Sore Hands?

I think I need to clarify. The .380 wasn't what I shot the most. Thurs night, I shot 6 rounds through the LCP, then 50 through the 1911. A couple days later I shot another 50 rounds (for my CHL).

Thanks so much for the input!
by Selina Kyle
Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Ladies
Topic: Sore Hands?
Replies: 17
Views: 4680

Re: Sore Hands?

Thanks so much, folks! While my LCP will be my CC gun, the one I shot most recently was the 1911. I went to the range to practice for my test, and a couple days later I took my test (with Crossfire!! :mrgreen: ). My hands are tiny, so maybe just too much action for them. I'll have to look into bicycle gloves. That's a good idea!!

Lol - I actually have that exact pink grip on the LCP.
by Selina Kyle
Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:34 am
Forum: Ladies
Topic: Sore Hands?
Replies: 17
Views: 4680

Sore Hands?

Hi ladies!!!! I was wondering if any of you have exercises you do with your hands to keep them from getting sore after shooting a pistol? I shot quite a bit last week, and my palm of my hand is still a little sore. I don't know if it is bruised or if I just need to get stronger. Just wondering if anyone else has this happen.

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