Does this sound like limp-wristing?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Ukraine Train, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. Ukraine Train

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    My friend is looking for a first handgun, which she'll also carry, so I took her to the range to try a few of mine. She liked my Kahr CW9 but would have an occasional misfire. The primer would have either no mark or a very light mark on the misfired rounds. I shot the gun too and didn't have any issues. She's really petite so I'm thinking maybe she's limp wristing and the slide isn't snapping closed like it should and from what I recall it never happened on the first round of the magazine. I've never had this kind of failure before this trip. Is there anything she can do short of hitting the gym? I told her to try a firmer grip but that didn't seem to help.
     
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    First off, limp wristing I would imagine would have nothing to do with the firing pin. That just sounds odd to me. But then again anything is possible.
     
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    My thought is that if the slide doesn't go all the way forward then the firing pin won't reach the primer. If her wrist is absorbing the recoil instead of the recoil spring then there's less spring force to close the slide.
     
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    I tend to agree with that scenario. Imping a gun normally produces ftf or fte but not lite strikes. Now if another person shoots it with zero issues, then it is the shooter for sure. Maybe she just needs more time with that handgun to get used to it. A locked wrist is definitely needed. Normally though the kahr lines are pretty limp free guns.

    Let her shoot more...
     
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