Thread: physical injury
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Old September 21, 2012, 12:35 PM   #4
Frank Ettin
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There are times when a heavily recoiling handgun will be chosen because it does suit one's particular needs. Someone might have good reason to carry a .454 Casul or .500 S&W for handgun hunting or tramping in bear country. Or someone might have a particular legitimate reason for carrying a light weight, alloy frame .357 Magnum or .44 Magnum revolver.

But I have also heard of people who have suffered hand, wrist, forearm or elbow injury from shooting big bruisers over too long a period. I believe gun writer John Taffin had that experience.

So it seems to make sense to limit one's exposure to heavy handgun recoil.

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Originally Posted by Newton24b
...then how can we say its good to do 3000 rounds of 38+p or 357 through an lcr for a range test?...
Who says it's good to do that. Why would anyone want to do that?
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