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Took my customer to the range and things got bloody!

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    When I worked at a gun shop/range I ALWAYS stressed keeping that weak thumb off the strong hand, even the revolver shooters so they did not develop the habit. I saw a number of skinned weak thumbs, even from some experienced shooters.

    We were in a college town and ran a coupon special for college students, often had them come in in groups. I would put them on adjacent lanes and would patrol behind them, that was something I constantly had to correct, even after the safety briefing before entering the range.


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    Sorry for your experience, it happens. When I took my CCW class, guy on the range got bit by a Glock 19. Guess you never know what to expect.

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    Great lesson learned for all of us. I'm usually a loner at the range. My wife and daughter will occassionally go and watch. I'll keep this incident in mind though.

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    About 30 years ago I let a friend shot one of my Walther's (PP or PPK) adn he did the same thing. That's gotta hurt!


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    Ouch. Luckily I've never done that *knock on wood*
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    Thumbs forward.

    I was shooting one handed one day. For some reason I decided it was a good idea to place my weak hand behind the wrist on my strong hand while shooting. Not sure why. I was shooting from the hip, so just trying things out. The first few shots were OK. Then the slide slapped my weak hand right behind the knuckels. No damage but it stung pretty good. Weak hand on chest or two handed grip from now on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    locking thumb over back of hand like when he was shooting the revolver will get an OWIE from an autoloader everytime
    Yep... seen it many times. It only takes once to learn though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    locking thumb over back of hand like when he was shooting the revolver will get an OWIE from an autoloader everytime
    Yup...Just ask my Wife

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    I've never understood the whole "weak side thumb over strongside thumb" grip on an auto loader. That's just uncomfortable as all get out for me.

    Although I've seen it done before. My friends wife was shooting their XDM and got bit (a minor one, but still a little blood) when she was new to handguns. She hasn't made that mistake since.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Back 40 View Post
    Anyway, his wife has no banned him from hanging out with the redneck (that being me) and no more guns. He has no hard feeling thank god, he buys over a million dollars worth of product from me every year.
    Shows who's boss in that relationship.

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    Once saw a guy put his thumb over on a Delta Elite 10mm. He didn't wrap it over, just kinda sticking up in the air behind the slide. I had no idea that a thumb could get into that position. It ended up touching his wrist. Ever since seeing that I have been very watchful for myself and anyone around. Even if they don't want the advice
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