You know, I've always wondered what the problem some guns seem to have causing rubbing or other minor discomfort problems during practice sessions has to do with real world carry situations.
I frequently read how some particular gun becomes a "pain" and/or causes rubbing or some other problem after firing 100-150 or more consecutive rounds. Personally, when I go to the range for some extended shooting practice, I wear a shooting glove. It helps soften the recoil a little, gives me a better grip and prevents some of the biting problems we frequently read about. If you go to a match where the shooters will be firing hundreds or more rounds, just count how many of them are using gloves!
I know the arguments that most of us hear that we don't normally wear a shooting glove in the real world and we need to get accustomed to the true feel of a gun and it's recoil since that's what we'll get if we need to use our weapons. That's all well and good and I do practice without the glove on a regular basis. However, the other side of the coin is realistically, how many of us will ever be involved in ANY gunfight, much less one that involves shooting over 100 rounds! For that matter, how many of us carry even half that much ammo with us? Even if our mags hold 15-17 rounds each, we’re talking about carrying around at least a half dozen mags full of ammunition with us.
I'm all for realism during my practice sessions, but that knife cuts both ways. How can I complain about my sore gun hand after 200 rounds of practice when I can be all but guaranteed that I will never fire more than a dozen shots (if that many) in a real gunfight or self defense scenario. I don't want to become so concerned with hammer bite or a sore wrist from extended practice shooting that I begin to skip practicing all together. Also, if I ever do find myself having to fire my weapon enough that my hand gets sore or I experience some bite, that discomfort will probably be the LEAST of my worries.