Hey guys, I'm new here. Been reading for a while but first time poster.
I'm going to be taking my CCW coarse & applying for my license within the next month, & have been considering my choices for the right gun.
I was pretty sure I wanted a S&W 642 as my first carry piece. Until tonight anyway. Me & a couple buddies went shooting to try my friend's new LC9, & I rented a 642 to try one out.
I love the way they look, feel in my hand, & how easy the shape of the gun is to conceal on me( I'm 5' 7" & 140lbs).
I was pretty set on this gun, even after the first couple cylinders. Then I noticed with every shot, my trigger finger hurting worse & worse. Its like the trigger hit my finger when the gun recoiled. I probably only shot 20 rounds, & right now I have a blister & an aching finger. One of my friends was the same way, the other had no discomfort at all.
If it wasn't for this, I could get over me not being able to shoot very good with it & practice till I mastered this gun & carry it every day. But after this, I don't this I would WANT to practice with it.
My buddies LC9 on the other hand was a joy to shoot. We were making head shots from 25 yards, & rapid fire was a breeze.
My question: Is this a characteristic of DAO J frames? Or is it just something person specific?