The need to train better with the weak hand

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    The need to train better with the weak hand

    Well, I've realized why it's important for me to start training with my weak hand more often. I was in a car accident yesterday and managed to dislocate my right index finger. I'm thinking shooting is going to be a bit interesting this weekend.

    Oh well, I got my funnies for the month out of it. I straightened it myself on the scene and didn't realize the other lady involved in the TC was watching at the time. I think she just about lost her breakfast.
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    Did you bite down on a bullet before you pulled it straight?

    If you simply must be in a car accident then a dislocated finger would be a good injury outcome.

    Glad that you're OK and not more seriously hurt.
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    Look at it as an opportunity. I shoot rather well with my weak hand. I don't practice enough with it though. Good reminder.

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    You should have HER do it.

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    I was just happy to come out of it with the realization that I was dealing with a normal, rational, logical human being. Thankfully she wasn't one of those nuts that goes postal on the other occupants after an accident. I've seen those one's before...especially during rush hour.
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    I've got to agree with the weak hand practice. I broke my right hand fighting with a mule (the four legged kind) and have been forced to use my left hand. What a pain. I almost wish that I had a left handed holster laying around. Not worth getting one for just another couple of weeks tho. Gun show tomorrow, maybe I'll find one there!!
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    Well glad your werent seriously hurt, good reminder for weak hand training though, thanks
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    Lots of stories around about getting dominant hand/arm taken out for various reasons...
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    Not to dwell on the bad, but pulling a dislocated finger is not always the best idea, tearing ligaments, and further damage is common w/o correct medical care. Might still want to get it checked out esp if you can't seem to bend it correctly.

    Glad to hear that is the only injury. Any accident you can walk away from is a blessing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghuqu2 View Post
    Not to dwell on the bad, but pulling a dislocated finger is not always the best idea, tearing ligaments, and further damage is common w/o correct medical care. Might still want to get it checked out esp if you can't seem to bend it correctly.

    Glad to hear that is the only injury. Any accident you can walk away from is a blessing.
    Yeah I'm probably going to get it looked at monday just in case. I can still bend it now, it's just stiff and still a wee bit swollen. I've been checking every few hours just to make sure I still had good blood flow and that I still have feeling in the tip of the finger. I'll probably get it looked at anyway just to make sure it isn't broken too or left any spurs in there. I just didn't have the time to deal with it at the time(was already running late and we were being audited for a corp cert).
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