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Ouch! Slide bite!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by DDGator, Mar 30, 2003.

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  1. DDGator

    DDGator Member

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    I am well-aware of the concept of hammer bite, and I have experienced it first hand (pardon the pun) with a Walther...

    But, today I went to the range with a friend who had a Jennings .380. He offered it to me to try. After a trigger pull so hard I was wondering if the gun was really ready to fire, I got bit.

    I looked down at my hand to see two nice surgical incisions in the web of my hand where the slide rails sliced right through. Being a glutton for punishment I readjusted my grip and fired again. The blood running down my hand convinced me to scream "uncle."

    I then let my friend shoot some of my "cheap" guns -- a Kel-Tec P-32. a Kel-Tec P-40 and a CZ-75B. After all, friends dont let friends shoot Jennings!
     
  2. Hal

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    It's not just the Jennings Gator my friend. I got bit mega big by a Walther PPK.. Friends don't let friends shoot biters no matter how much they're worth.
     
  3. Al Thompson

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    It's darn hard to tell if it's a biter unless you try it. My nemesis is the Browning HP/P35.
     
  4. 10-Ring

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    Yup, that's something try to avoid when I go shooting....bleeding :uh-oh:

    I hate it when a gun bites back!
     
  5. cratz2

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    Worst I've ever had was a Jennings 380. First time I shot it. With practice, it can be avoided but still don't want it around when I need a gun for serious purposes. ;) I was warned before shooting a Walther. Never had a problem with a Hi Power or Arcus.

    Truthfully, I have slightly small-ish hands and have never lost blood to bite.
     
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