What do you shoot when you hands hurt

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by jebarlow, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. jebarlow

    jebarlow New Member

    I have this consistant pain in my hands. Some times I cannot shoot the G21 I have when it gets really bad. I need to resort to my Buckmark 22 but it's just not the same. Any one have any ideas?:confused:
  2. SeventiesWreckers

    SeventiesWreckers Load Bearing Wall

    Find a Board Certified hand & wrist specialist, the sooner the better. Nerve damage can not be reversed, but you might be able to stop the progression if you see a doctor soon enough.

  3. jebarlow

    jebarlow New Member

    Thank you, that's exactly what it is, nerve damage. We have stopped the progression but I still have to live with what I have right now.
  4. Glockmaster

    Glockmaster New Member

    Look up Limb saver. It's just like the Hogue Slip on rubber Grip but it's for people with hand issues. It is really comfortable and absorbs a lot of the recoil and they are only $12.00 I gave mine away on the pay it forward thread but I bought it a Gander Mountain. LIMBSAVER.com check it out ;)
  5. SeventiesWreckers

    SeventiesWreckers Load Bearing Wall

    Your kind of stuck with what you have then. I try to never do the same activities two days in a row. Take a day off & give them a rest. Unless you really punish them, then it might take two or three days. Zostrix works pretty good sometimes, as a topical painkiller. I try not to take pain meds, they don't really help that much anyway.
  6. In all honesty, a G21 is a hand cannon of sorts... Why not consider a step down to the G17 (9mm) or G31 (.357 sig) for a full size, but step down in power.
  7. jebarlow

    jebarlow New Member

    The Limbsaver looks like it could be a life saver for me. I have thought about stepping down to a smaller caliber, but when you have the gun already and you love shooting it, it's hard to get rid of it. I am looking at the G34 but that's not much of a step down really, although I will say I have not ever shot a 40 cal.
  8. Danzig

    Danzig Glockin’ since 1993 Supporter

    My 31 barked way harder than my 22. I'd go 9mm 17L or 34 would be the least jarring IMO.
  9. Kmurray96

    Kmurray96 Well-Known Member Supporter

    I gave up my .40 Beretta 96D for a G19C because I've got the start of arthritis in my strong hand.

    Best move I've made in years.

    It's why I'm also swapping my G36 for a used G26.
  10. ct34x4

    ct34x4 New Member

    I have a M&P .40 and it's harder to hold on to than my Gen4 21. I know it's a smaller gun but I don't think going from a .45 to a .40 is gonna give you any relief. Is your 21 a Gen4? Maybe you could look into a Gen4 with the Limbsaver and help yourself out tremendously.
  11. jebarlow

    jebarlow New Member

    Thank you all for the help and coments
  12. jonm61

    jonm61 New Member

    Besides what's been mentioned, see if you can find a good massage therapist that knows trigger points. They may be able to find and release trigger points in your arms that cause the pain to increase. You can go to a pain management doctor, but their typical treatments are very short lived, where a good massage therapist can actually fix the problem. I have and do deal with a lot of pain issues. I'm learning more and more each day regarding my own pain and I can tell you from a lot of experience that a fully resolved trigger point (even a temporarily released on) can make a huge difference.
  13. my Oakley gloves prevent this issue