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Getting a Workout? LOL

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by RonDeer10mm, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. RonDeer10mm

    RonDeer10mm Well-Known Member

    I don't shoot handguns much but when I went today I noticed after a few dozen rounds I got the "pump" feeling in my forearms, like if I was working out or something? Does anyone else get this feeling from shooting alot?
  2. RonDeer10mm

    RonDeer10mm Well-Known Member

    Just me? lol
  3. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf member

    I get this "pump" feeling in my heart.. kinda like the Grinch.

  4. MGRAY

    MGRAY Well-Known Member

    ...more 12oz curls will help
  5. chris in va

    chris in va Well-Known Member

    Shooting a handgun is basically an isometric exercise. One arm is pulling against the other, trying to control recoil...all while holding a two pound hunk of metal 3' away from your body.

    That's why you see weaker individuals leaning back to compensate and balance.
  6. tipoc

    tipoc Well-Known Member

    No, at least I don't. As you say you don't shoot often so the action is unusual for you and the muscles used not familiar to it. Shoot more often and likely the sense of a "pump" will not happen again.

  7. 9mmepiphany

    9mmepiphany Moderator

    You might be over gripping the gun and inducing premature muscle fatigue, avoid the push/pull tension and practice holding the gun up for shorter periods
  8. kokapelli

    kokapelli Well-Known Member

    I pish forward with both hands. I must have been doing it wrong all these years!

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