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July 26th, 2013 02:48 AM
A thought came to me last night while eating hot wings. So I'm sitting there fingers covered in a mixture of hot sauce and grease. I look down at my coffee table and gaze at my gun for a momment and the idea comes to me. If a bad gun suddenly comes through the door I'd have to grab my gun with my nasty hands. Would I instinctually grab it without making some attempt to wipe off my hands. Or would I instinctually wipe off my hands as I do before touching something I don't want to muck up. I know the answer is simple, but would the two responses conflict if the need arose. I'm thinking about throwing my beater under the table so I won't be concerned with making my better guns nasty.
Maybe even train with that beater with nasty hands on purpose :)
July 26th, 2013 03:38 AM
July 26th, 2013 03:42 AM
my wife would never agree to that lol
Originally Posted by blitzburgh
July 26th, 2013 03:50 AM
July 26th, 2013 04:46 AM
i think that you would go for the gun right away.
when you fall, does your brain make you instinctively wipe your hands before you put them out to catch your fall so they don't dirty the carpet? is that reaction any different when you are outside? or even if you were falling into water where you cant catch your self ?
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July 26th, 2013 07:00 AM
When fight or flight kicks in, I would bet wiping your hands would go out the window. Thinking about it though, I would bet my reaction would have me swipe my messy hand across my pants leg as I pulled up my shirt and unholstered. I don't like the idea of leaving any beater or nice guns loaded and laying around my house. Worrying about getting one of my guns a little greasy/messy in a life threatening situation would be the least of my concerns.
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July 26th, 2013 07:24 AM
I don't care about what are on or in my hands (outside of my son/wife). If my hands are dirty I take the fight to em' with dirty hands. If I am holding something in my hands like a bag or a beverage and that object can't be utilized as an improvised weapon/weapon of opportunity they go straight down to the ground then bring it.
July 26th, 2013 07:30 AM
I think wing sauce will wash off
July 26th, 2013 08:11 AM
Sauce, mud, sweat or blood. Doesn't matter much which as they all wipe off. Talon grips or skateboard tape will improve grip with messy hands.
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July 26th, 2013 08:18 AM
That's what concealment garments are for, at this point.
Originally Posted by miller_man
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July 26th, 2013 08:46 AM
The least of my worries would be getting the gun messy. Gripping it might be a concern. Maybe you should not eat any chicken wings although I think it would be worse if you were eating ribs.
July 26th, 2013 08:49 AM
Not a problem worth worrying about...whatever happens, happens.
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July 26th, 2013 08:57 AM
If it didn't, imagine a "hot-sauce-covered-hollow-point" striking home! It's the "burn that you would yearn for" !!
Originally Posted by Dhs123
Seriously though....there were occasions when I was a cop and training that similar situations came up. Be it mud, rain water, etc., there are elements that can interject themselves into a shooting equation. Not to mention the fact that a person might take a non-fatal round and still have to be in the fight with bloodied hands. Generally I placed a Hogue slip-on-grip onto my duty Glocks because it gave a "tacky" feel to it. Some other guys even used skateboard tape before it became known as "grip decals". It is a worthwhile adaption if you ever have to face this possibility.
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July 26th, 2013 09:20 AM
Actually, that's why the blue finish on my old Model 10 is so degraded. I dedicate special range time to pistol practice with food. I'll gather up wings, chili dogs, ribs, buttered corn-on-the-cob, watermelon, ripe peaches, and triple-dip ice cream cones (extra good practice in 100F summertime Texas) and just sit out there eatin' and shootin'. A squishy handgun is the best way to practice developing a really powerful grip.
Why I ever practice timed events. Can I get off more than three cylinders-full with reload from a speed loader before Haagan Das rum raisin has run up under the revolver's thumb piece? Not generally. You ought to see me go with chili-soaked speed strips though!
And automatics just aren't as dependable as revolvers are when food-smeared. Chopped onion will bedevil a 1911 without enough chili sauce and mustard slathered on. But my old 1911 is so dependable that it will feed a weenie stub.
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July 26th, 2013 09:24 AM
If this is what you're thinking about while eating wings, you need better wings. Really...
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