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Old 01-08-2017, 03:18 AM   #11
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What's the rush to get to the range? If you reinjure yourself while not following doctors orders, your insurance may not cover it. Reinjure could also extend the time before you go back to normal shooting again


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Old 01-08-2017, 05:20 PM   #12
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Okay, all kidding aside... I work in orthopedics primarily. I'm an anesthesiologist and work at an orthopedic specialty hospital. Although not a surgeon, I am probably capable of weighing in on this professionally...

Sounds like you've had shoulder surgery or recent injury. Without knowing the specifics, I would say that after either of those things; especially since you've been warned about lifting more than 5 lbs; I would refrain from range practice until released from light duty.

As others have mentioned, simple lifting is a fairly static activity. The imposed limit of 5 pounds is a fairly strict, suggesting that whatever was done to you (or you did to yourself) requires essentially no activity except that required of daily living (dressing, bathing, eating, etc.). Shooting is dynamic, and will place much more stress on your shoulder girdle than the simple weight of the gun.

Unless you want to end up visiting someone like me and my orthopedic colleagues to have that shoulder (my guess) repaired or replaced, be good to yourself. Do yourself a favor and borrow a SIRT pistol and/or do some dryfire drills if you really must.


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Old 01-08-2017, 06:34 PM   #13
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Thank you.
Was a work related injury back in october
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Old 01-09-2017, 12:07 PM   #14
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I don't know if this will make you feel better about a break from range practice or not, but I had to take a month or so off recently. End of the year gets pretty busy in my business, as co-pays have been met and everyone wants thier surgery done before the end of the year.

Anyway, when I did get back tot eh range, I was amazed that I shot better than I had for a while! Maybe the break was a good thing.
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Old 01-09-2017, 12:52 PM   #15
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G19 - Sure, it only weighs 2.5 lbs, but adding the (pounding) recoil surely exceeds 5 lb
Then consider the weight and recoil is at the end of a fulcrum (your arm).
Seems like a real bad idea.

AR-15 - Fugeddaboutit !!!
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Old 01-10-2017, 11:29 AM   #16
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How heavy is the stock trigger on a Glock again? Seem to remember it being a 5.5 - 6 pound pull.

How heavy is the range bag.

Sorry, OP, but you might just be stuck not getting range time in until your injuries heal.

Wishing you a full and speedy recovery.
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If your Doc says it's okay, get it in writing. If your Doc says no, see it as an opportunity to focus on another aspect of your life. Win/win is the way to proceed.


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