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Is it possible to limp wrist a revolver?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by w_houle, Feb 27, 2010.

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  1. w_houle

    w_houle Member

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    IF so how can you tell, and what failures would be a result?
     
  2. cottonmouth

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    I'd say no, unless it's slapping you in the head when it fires.

    J.B.
     
  3. fireside44

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    lol, started choking.
     
  4. rcmodel

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    Yes, and no.

    Yes, a single-action revolver like a Colt SAA or Ruger Blackhawk demands a very firm grip to get consistent accuracy out of it.

    No, there are no functioning problems associated with limpwresting a revovler.

    rc
     
  5. WC145

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    Now THAT'S funny!:D


    No, as RC said, you can't limp wrist a revolver. That's the beauty of a wheel gun, fewer potential problems than an auto.
     
  6. GP100man

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    different grips (how it falls in the hand) & different grip (stocks) can change POI .
     
  7. SG1

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    I was going to say just this. I had a SAA and was trying to fire single handed and couldn't even hit the target. I realized it was because I was limp wristing.
     
  8. Confederate

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    The answer is YES, you can limp wrist a revolver.

    BUT...it will not result in a malfunction. Just accuracy problems.
     
  9. wlewisiii

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    Oy! +1 and then some.

    William
     
  10. The Filthy Spitoon

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    I never even heard of limp wristing until polymer pistols arrived on the scene. AFAIK, that's the only gun with those problems.
     
  11. nulfisin

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    Why would you want to do that? The gun will go bang. Where the round goes is anyone's guess.
     
  12. Drail

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    Grip it with the same pressure you would use to hold a hammer. You don't need to chicken choke it. Just grip it the same way every time. Handgun accuracy is all about consistency.
     
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    Actually you can limp wrist a revolver ... a Mateba Unica 6 or a Webley-Fosbery.

    :neener:
     
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    Is this one of those threads that are started just for the sake of starting a thread?
     
  16. R.W.Dale

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    I remain unconvinced you can limp wrist a pistol, much less a revolver. IMO the phenomena is made up by manufacturers and dealers hoping to get out of warranty work on improperly functioning products
     
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    you can "limp finger" a revolver
     
  20. rcmodel

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    Oh, it's entirely possible to limp wrest an auto.

    When I gunsmithed for an Army AMU unit I saw more then one gun malfunction for a shooter that worked perfectly when we test fired it.
    A little coaching on proper grip & locked wrest would get it working for them with no other change to the gun.

    It is quite possible with very light compact auto's.
    They just don't have enough mass for the slide to push against unless you lock your wrest and add your arm to the "irresistible force" opposing the recoil spring.

    rc
     
  21. R.W.Dale

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    This is exactly why I'm unconvinced. I've TRIED to make P32's and various other micro sized pistols locked breach and blowback to limpwrist to the extent of even holding and shooting as if I was holding fine bone china at a Victorian era English tea party. and not once have I been rewarded by a malfunction as a result.......perhaps it's a M1911 thing as limpwristing seems to a most popular excuse amongst such circles.

    Ive noticed that if a gun costs $300 and jams it's a "jammomatic pos"
    But if a gun costs $800+ and has a grip safety and malfunctions it's either being limpwristed or is still needing a 20,000 round break in

    IME if you do actually have a pistol that's sensitive to how it's held the gun is broken and needs to be fixed. It's just like the my jeeps clutch chatter, If it release it a certain way it doesn't do it. But that doesn't mean it's my driving technique causing the problem rather than the leaky rear main seal and flwyheel in need of resurfacing.

    Especially with regards to your pistol which tends to be a weapon of last resort. meaning you might have to use it in a stance other than the textbook weaver illustrated in training manuals.
     
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    I guess it's possible. I heard of a revolver that was going full auto. The firing pin hole was so big that the primers were blowing out and pushing the hammer back far enough to "fan" the gun.
     
  23. The Lone Haranguer

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    It would affect your accuracy with it, but not its functioning. Cycling the cylinder from one chamber to the next is done purely with the internal mechanism and actuated by your trigger finger, not recoil or blowback, which can be affected by your hold or grip on the gun.

    I agree to an extent, but it is still possible. Think about how a machine rest functions. Some pistols will not cycle when fired from them but will when held firmly in the hand. When mounted in the rest, the gun is free to recoil with the shot and pivots from underneath, very much like limp-wristing.
     
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    I just thought it might explain why some people have issues with the cylinder binding up on them. It was just a thought.
     
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    I agree, but that would include all 1911's even the high end models. You must hold them correctly in order to disengage the grip safety. That's a design defect in my book.
     
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