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    Finally Shot Again

    Today is the 7 month anniversary of breaking both of my wrists. I have not fired a weapon in that time, wanting to make sure the wrists were sufficiently healed to handle the recoil without further injury. The hands, especially the right hand still hurt from the injury. It is not uncommon to take 2 Ibuprofen a couple of times a day and at bedtime.

    I started with the Glock 44 .22LR. The damn thing doesn't want to hit the primer hard enough to ignite the round. Out of 6 rounds, only 1 fired. That has never been a problem in the past and I am using the same ammo as before. I disassembled and cleaned the easy parts and dabbed a drop of oil on the firing pin. I know, this is not what I need to do, but I was in a hurry and will do a complete disassembly later this evening. After that, it fires about 75% of the time. Not good enough! 100% is what I want.

    That went okay except for the mechanical problem so I decided to try the Hellcat 9mm which has a bit more recoil. I fired a total of 10 rounds and my hand is not happy. The wrist is okay, but the hand always hurts anyway and this just aggravated the pain. I think I may start firing a few rounds everyday in hopes of the hand getting better. I have to qualify at my department before the end of the year and I sure hope I can do it without a lot of pain. That's 50 rounds as opposed to the 10 I fired today. That looks to be painful unless my right hand gets better fast!
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    At least you have the Glocktress nearby if you need protection...I already know she can shoot......Ben
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truckman View Post
    At least you have the Glocktress nearby if you need protection...I already know she can shoot......Ben
    She shots better than me.
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    Slow and steady you'll get it back. I'm happy you went out and tried.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    She shots better than me.
    I always try to stay on her good side...I just don't get that chance often enough......Ben
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    Mike try wrapping the wrist with athletic tape to add extra support before you shoot
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    Thanks, but the wrists are not the problem. It's the hands that still do not work right and there is a lot of pain in them and the fingers. Apparently the tendons and nerves took some serious damage.

    The good news is I woke up this morning without any residual pain in the hands from shooting yesterday.
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    I'm glad that you are making progress---I have been wondering how you were doing but reluctant to ask.
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    Woo Hoo!!!!!

    I had a new aerobic septic system installed today and I had the contractor pile all of the left-over dirt into a backstop for my shooting. No more makeshift backstop! I thought I had a really good backstop using a hill on the property. It turned out there was a lot of iron ore in the hill causing ricochets. There is no iron ore in this dirt! I will have a couple of truckloads of good dirt hauled in to add to the backstop.
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    You know, I'd never thought about the possibility of ricochets from ore deposits. Yet it makes sense. Shooters out in our Western Desert regularly start brush fires while shooting. Apparently, it took me this long to find out why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UTAH View Post
    Shooters out in our Western Desert regularly start brush fires while shooting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truckman View Post
    ...steel-core penetrators...You're not thinking, people.
    Yes. I've seen in the paper the BLM is advising shooters to move away from iron/steel bullets. Again, Science wins.

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