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Like I need a hurdle to jump in my shooting training!!!

Post by s1120 on 3/12/2016, 8:22 am

So its not like im a high level shooter at all... But im improving...  Last week I badly burned my index and middle finger on my right hand. Luckily they are healing OK, but the scar tissue has tightened the skin over the first joint on my trigger finger. I don't have the range of motion I did, but im slowly working at it, to help get it moving. The last day it got good enough that I could get some dry firing in, so I hope it doesn't effect me much. Going live fire tomorrow, so hoping it goes OK. I had to adjust my trigger pull a little... lots of dry firing today to try to get it locked in the brain. Its never fun to have these types of things sideline your progress!!  Be safe out there!

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Post by Doug Tiedt on 3/13/2016, 12:12 am

Paul, I understand.

I've recently developed tendonitis myself.  I can't grip the pistol without pain, and I'm certainly less steady than I was (certain people are now laughing picturing me actually holding a pistol steady).  I'm currently dry firing with my weak hand and I expect to finish out leagues this way.

Best of luck to you.  Might be worth a consult with a physical therapist to get some exercises on can do to try to keep your fingers limber?  Or perhaps someone else with a bit of experience in this area will chime in.

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Post by s1120 on 3/13/2016, 6:35 am

Thanks Doug. Its coming along. My scores will tell the story today. Smile

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Post by dronning on 3/13/2016, 6:52 am

Vitamin E oil is excellent for scars, with massage and stretching.  It really helps.


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Post by mspingeld on 3/13/2016, 8:41 am

@Doug, Keep working with your weak hand. Before my first firearm safety class, it was recommended to me that I shoot right handed since I'm right eye dominant. As a lefty, I was skeptical. I can't do anything with my right hand. Well, I went from marksman to expert in a relatively short time and I'm hoping to make master this year. Just be cautious about developing tendonitis in your weak hand! Good luck.

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Post by s1120 on 3/14/2016, 9:11 am

dronning wrote:Vitamin E oil is excellent for scars, with massage and stretching.  It really helps.


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Ive been using burn cream, and keeping it covered most of the time. Shooting went fine. Strangely my 22 scores sufferd, and my centerfire scores shot up.  Question   Don't know why I so well CF, and so poor 22....  But that could just be the loose nut behind the grip...

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Post by Telewreck on 3/14/2016, 1:24 pm

In highschool I ran my finger through a table saw that shredded the end joint of my trigger finger. They ended up fusing that joint. I find now that the grip size plays a huge roll in the mechanics of pulling the trigger straight back. The 1911 platform with a short trigger seems to work good. I think the big thing is to have the attitude that it "will work" and not generate negative thoughts due this new hurdle. Easier said than done I know.....

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Post by s1120 on 3/14/2016, 1:36 pm

Telewreck wrote:In highschool I ran my finger through a table saw that shredded the end joint of my trigger finger. They ended up fusing that joint. I find now that the grip size plays a huge roll in the mechanics of pulling the trigger straight back.  The 1911 platform with a short trigger seems to work good. I think the big thing is to have the attitude that it "will work" and not generate negative thoughts due this new hurdle. Easier said than done I know.....

Corey


If anything I think going into this that I was going to make it work helped me. Could be why I did so good shooting the revolver [for me..  Smile  ]   I will work more with the 22 because my shots were landing way off to the left, so I must have been gripping it different a little. The revolver is so different then the old High Standard, and having to move the grip every shot wile cocking, vs the stable hold of the HS...  Move forward and learn.

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Post by Doug Tiedt on 3/14/2016, 9:50 pm

mspingeld wrote:@Doug, Keep working with your weak hand. Before my first firearm safety class, it was recommended to me that I shoot right handed since I'm right eye dominant. As a lefty, I was skeptical. I can't do anything with my right hand. Well, I went from marksman to expert in a relatively short time and I'm hoping to make master this year. Just be cautious about developing tendonitis in your weak hand! Good luck.

Thanks Mike.  I agree, learning to shoot with your weak hand is a good skill to have.  I am also cross dominant (left eye for me) and so can
understand the difficulties you faced.  I'm actually learning to shoot a shotgun lefty since I had so little experience with one anyway.

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