Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Throwbackguy, Jun 20, 2022.
Maybe he meant "alfalfa" male...talking about a cloud and veggies can do that.
They also better be saving up for hearing aids.
Col. Jeff Cooper I know had hand issues towards the end. Kind of like NFL players eventually having health problems, the game always wins.
At 63 my handgun shooting is with .38s, 9mm, .380, .22 or shooting with the off hand.
I had tendonitis develop in my elbows after going to the range every week for a year or two. Including hot rounds in small light guns.
I also was working out a lot, but in decades of working out, I never developed these elbow injuries until I began shooting regularly. May or may not be related.
single handed grip, and a two handed grip.
Multiple hot loads in one range session make no sense to me. Take care of yourself and your revolver, and leave it to Rambo (on the screen) to go wild.
Ammo for an actual SD situation is another discussion.
I think there is a place for a cylinder or mag full of hot ammo per session that's slated for SD, such that one tests it in their firearm, knows how it shoots and how accurate, and if reliable. But beyond that, no. I probably do this about every other range session, put some +P type stuff through one of my carry guns.
Yeppers, I agree - the tendonitis in your elbows may or may not be related to your shooting regularly. In my case, I'm pretty sure the tendonitis in my elbows is not related to shooting. In my younger (and some people claim more "foolish") years, I did a lot of rock climbing. That, and occationally running a 1/2 horse power, hand-held drill motor at work put a lot of wear on my elbows.
Nevertheless, the tendonitis in my elbows now doesn't bother me until I've ran a cylinder full of .45 Colt "Ruger Only" loads through my Blackhawk. Then it reminds me that maybe I should have taken it a little easier on my elbows back when I was in my 30s and 40s.
Right, the shooting may not have caused it, but shooting powerful handgun loads may aggravate it lol.
Although, I do think it's possible that the shooting was additive. Heavy weight lifting, plus weekly shooting.
commented on the future of magnum
handguns. He quipped, "if we made a gun
that would tear off an arm, there are
shooters who would thank us for it."
Without SEEING you shoot and the resulting pain, it is near impossible.
A Dr visit could be your best answer.
Rubber grips may help. Though, I hate the way they look. Wood grips only, for me.
Yes to the 40's thing. I was always incredibly resilient and bounced back from injuries, if I even got any. Suddenly at about 39/40, it's like all the exercise, hard living etc, caught up and I had a left knee injury + tendonitus in both elbows. Now the only one that remains is the left elbow of the three, because I've been babying them all for a year lol. BUT, it's still lingering a year later.
remember Chuck Norris commenting that
when he hit the age of 50 he started
letting stuntmen do more of the action
stuff. He said he was just not healing
Huh? What was that? Speak up...
Working in machine shops did more damage to my hearing than rock-n-roll or shooting, but none of it helped. I got real bad tinnitus, and hearing aids don't help. I bought some of the kind that are supposed to noise-cancel tinnitus. Nope. No go. Still have that constant ringing. I just hear everything else a little better. Very little.
Wearing ear plugs in a machine shop with sulfur oil hanging in the air is bad juju. ENT said plugs and muffs just seal in the oil and it eventually tears up the anvil and drum. Still better than not wearing anything.
Yes. Shooting can cause nerve damage, numbness, tendonitis, swelling, stiffness, etc. Pay attention to your body--you feel pain for a reason, those symptoms are there to give you notice. That doesn't mean you have to stop shooting, but it may mean you need to change things around a bit, perhaps treat the issue, perhaps consult an expert on the topic for recommendations.
This is true. About ten years ago I had what I thought was sciatic nerve damage, service related. I went to the VA and the doctor told me to move my wallet to my left hip, stop using it for a briefcase and buy a new one that was longer and slimmer. He said carrying it the way I was and sitting all day in an office chair was causing my hip and back to go out of alignment. I thought he was a total quack but did it anyway just to prove him wrong. Nope, my "nerve damage" cleared up in about a month. The quack was right, I was wrong, glad I followed his advice even though I didn't believe it would help.
BTW: Dr. Google is a lousy physician.
Ergonomics including form, posture, balance, etc, matter a lot
Another option is to change types of guns for a bit. For example, shooting long arms isn’t affecting my arms and elbows the way a handgun does. Shooting my shotgun affects my shoulder if anything.
how's your neck?
i have some issues, stemming from neck problems, one of which is numbness in my fingers. the problem moves around, and sometimes presents as numbness, or tingling, or itching, or aching.
will do one thing for awhile, then change.
I didn’t have numbness but afterwards I absolutely had mild pain in the base of my middle finger, like the gun’s weight had been resting on it and strained or tore something. This pain lingered for a year or so. Not excruciating but the kind of thing you feel once in awhile and it reminds you that you did something stupid.
I never got this when I shot a S&W of any frame size, double or single action.
It definitely cooled my ardor for a SAA type gun.
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