Some times..... just accept it .... (age) semi-rant

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    Some times..... just accept it .... (age) semi-rant

    I'm older now. I also have had arthritis all of my life, but limited. However, I'm having more effects due to it now. Some days, my hands are tight, stiff, and not that flexible, so carrying a revolver & reloading would be much more effective than any semi. A semi would be difficult to operate quickly if there were a malfunction in those circumstances. Other times, when I'm not doing certain types of work my hands are fine and I would have no problem with any semi . Most people think I'm about 15 + yrs younger than I actually am.

    However, what really gets old is..... hearing people .... why are you carrying a revolver, a semi is so much better..... . Listen bud, go climb a tree and shut up, I don't need to explain things to you today. I get this particularly when checking on guns at the gun shop from the idiotic salesmen.

    When age hits, your carry of the day... may depend upon how functional various parts of your body may be. Best to use the one's that are best for you to operate and that you can function the most effectively with. Some of the younger folks.... just holding back on their opinions which they are so convinced are based upon nothing but the best wisdom in the world, and their apparent exasperating need for explanations to things that are really none of their business ....... would really help.

    Maybe we should send some of them back to their parents until they relearn the lesson about 'respect' , and the difference between a lot of useless knowledge if common sense is not also applied, vs. wisdom.

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    Don't ya know? Everyone is an expert except for you.

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    Good rant. I can relate to the arthritis, being born with JRA. I actually taught myself to shoot lefty because of the pain in my right thumb joint.

    As for others nit-picking what you carry...hell with 'em. We all carry what we choose to, for whatever reason. Should be no one else's concern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagleks View Post
    Best to use the one's that are best for you to operate and that you can function the most effectively with.
    That's the primary goal for me at all times. Was, 20yrs ago. Is now. Simple wisdom.
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    Age has it's positives and negatives...that's life.
    I care very little about the opinions of others on many issues. I am still willing to listen and learn, but I'm pretty careful about separating the facts from BS.
    My mind still knows what I want to do, it's just the the body doesn't always get the brain's messages...sometimes delivery is slow.
    When I bend down to pick something up, I now consider what else I can do while I'm down there...gotta' save the energy.

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    Eagleks,

    I do understand where you are coming from sir, as I'm there myself.

    I'm an old fart in aches and pains, but still somewhat young in biological age. Shooting and weapon usage is a journey, as is life. The platform that works best for us today may not always be what will work best for us in the future, or what worked best for us in the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    My mind still knows what I want to do, it's just the the body doesn't always get the brain's messages.
    Oh, the body gets the message alright.

    It's just that the answer is increasingly along the lines of "You wanna do whaaaaAAAAT!???"
    Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
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    I must be prematurely old.
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    It's no fun to get old and you know your there when they start replacing body parts (two new knees) with the same metal your 357 is made from.

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    Eagleks, thank you for that rant. Same thing I've been goin thru. Got alot of damage to my body that's service related, and some from careless living. Could not agree more on all points.
    This post has made my day, knowing there are others out there that can relate. Thanks

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    I know what you mean on all accounts. I could see me in such a conversation:

    Young punk sales guy, "Why are you carrying a revolver, old man, semis are so much better!"
    Old guy, "Why did God give you two ears and only one mouth yet you seem to do a lot more talking than you do listening!"
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    That's a good on BugDude. It may be satisfying to step into a range and clean his clock with your old revolver against his modern wonder gun too.

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    +2 Eagleks

    Two arthritic hands and wrists that is. . . appreciate where you're comin' from. I've been very reluctant 'to just accept it' as your post mentions, but it always lets me know where my limits (and pain thresholds) are.

    I acknowledge you for not letting it keep you from carrying to defend yourself.

    When "some of the younger folks" make one of those incredibly naive comments I just tell them that "old age isn't for sissies__you'll see, if you ever make it__"!
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    Wow!! I didn't realize I was in such good company!
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