This is a discussion on Very Discouraged: Can't Shoot. For Good: "?" + WARNING! : within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Fausty just out of curiosity, what is the point of shooting gloves? i have never used them. is it just extra padding? ...
I'm very glad I posted this and hope my warning keeps others from the same. But the real benefit to me is you all take the condition seriously but don't take my pessimistic conclusions seriously. That's a great combo and it makes me feel much better, at least in my mind if not my hand (but you're not magicians for that one)
so thank you - and I think too of all the people who would give anything to just have a thumb-joint their health problem - instead of broken spines, paralysis, fatal illnesses etc. It is too easy to look at the glass half-empty without good people to give you a different perspective - so I thank you all VERY much. I'll keep pluggin and not give up.
This is but a pebble in the shoe in comparison to what I could have.
Last edited by detective; November 19th, 2012 at 08:04 PM.
Sorry to hear of your injury. The bright side is you do have two hands. It will take some time but you can master weak hand shooting.
A word to the wise isn't necessary, save it for the stupid
You will probably able to shoot long guns. Muzzleloaders can vibe very low recoil. So too are 22 pistols.
I hope it all works out and you don't have to give up what you love.
time to switch to a less recoiling gun that doesn't punish your hand so much. Also might want to start training on you left hand.
NRA Certified Rifle/Pistol Instructor
Accuracy ALWAYS WINS! So carry what you can hit with.
If you find yourself in a fair fight your tactics stink.
Prayer said for your healing!
I liked big-bore N-frames in the 1980s, but transitioned to sixguns that fit me in the 1990s. I know I did damage, but hope that by downsizing early, I minimized the damage.
Switch hands it is not that hard to learn to shoot with your other hand. Good luck