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.

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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