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Old February 24, 2012, 02:07 PM   #26
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First (based on my experiences as the patient, not as the therapist), I concur in Murdoch's advice. When able, take the opportunity to learn shooting with your left hand.
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Old February 24, 2012, 02:50 PM   #27
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OP, this is why you need a revolver. Incase you break your finger, you can still work it.

I shoot about 50~100 rounds of 22lr with my left hand at the gun range, good learning. This is why God can you more than 1 finger, are you going give up because one finger is out? You got other fingers you can use.
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Old February 24, 2012, 03:55 PM   #28
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Wow. Did not expect that many responses. lol. Well gentlemen. I'm on the way to the range right now with my buddy. My main Glock 21 is staying home for once just taking out the SIG because it felt the best in my left hand. It's the e2 edition. I'll see if I can post a range report.

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Old February 24, 2012, 04:17 PM   #29
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Sorry for your injury. I hope you recover quickly.
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Old February 24, 2012, 04:20 PM   #30
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i cut off my trigger finger as a kid right across the middle joint and though its reattached its never bent since. Its prob easier for me b/c i grew up dealing with it, but my shooting hasnt suffered any. Some large frame guns i can shoot with my trigger finger, some i have to use my middle finger and i let the trigger ride against the frame. My keltecp32 has to be shot left only b/c i cant shoot it with my middle finger or trigger finger....u just adapt and overcome.
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Old February 24, 2012, 04:27 PM   #31
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Here now with the SIG Sauer P226 E2 lol love that name. Hope all goes well!!! Thank you guys for the support and the ones who have had a similar injury. Hope hours better now and keep getting better.

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Old February 24, 2012, 04:53 PM   #32
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I feel like crying.....this is my worst target..ever... :banghead:

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Old February 24, 2012, 05:03 PM   #33
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Two months from now, when you are proficient with either hand, you'll actually be a better marksman than before.
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Old February 24, 2012, 11:59 PM   #34
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Two months from now, when you are proficient with either hand, you'll actually be a better marksman than before.
Before...all my life I'd put 200rds in a golf ball sized or baseball sized grouping. :/ not used to this.

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Old February 25, 2012, 12:08 AM   #35
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Constantine,

Long time I ago I broke my right hand. Found I was a terrible shot with my .45 Colt Commander with my left!

Now days I shoot with ether hand. Even do IDPA now and then left handed (I have several left handed holsters for that very reason.)

I urge everyone to become at least functional with ether hand (and with rifle as well!)

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Old February 25, 2012, 12:32 AM   #36
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As several others have said, this is exactly why training with either hand is potentially crucial.

I know at least a couple nationally recognized instructors who insist that their assistants be able to conduct a training course using their weak hand. I'm working toward that as a goal, myself.

On the bright side, shooting lefty isn't that hard. It's much easier than trying to throw or write with the weak hand.
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Old February 25, 2012, 01:42 AM   #37
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just cut it off and use your middle finger or cut it off and use your 870
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Old February 25, 2012, 01:54 AM   #38
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im right handed... i smashed my right hand and wrist down range, i still drove the trucks (manual trans) still carried my m4 (left handed of course)

after i had right shoulder surgery i still carried my 1911, still drove my manual cars... my mustang, and gas saver kia

you'll figure something out
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Old February 25, 2012, 04:54 AM   #39
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I have developed arthritis in my trigger finger so Now I use the middle finger.
Believe me, you can shoot more than birdies with it
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Old February 25, 2012, 07:58 AM   #40
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Had carpletunel surgery and trigger finger done a few years back .Right hand first then the left hand two weeks later talk about a trying time doing simple things . Learned to shoot strong hand &weak hand quickly .Used a air pistol for a few weeks .Made me a better shooter.
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Old February 25, 2012, 11:26 AM   #41
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I have a lot of mixed feelings with all these responses. I just want to heal up with whatever time it takes and use my dominant hand again. I know I'll pick back up where I left off. Just really anxious. Hope I'm above 85% back to normal. My failed horrendously with my left.


Another thing I've sadly decided...

I'M NOT GOING TO CARRY MY GUN!

I tried my right. Hurts like hell. Still freshly broken and not happening. Every jerk shifts the bone. Same with when I shift the gears in my stang. Same concept. If my life depended on it. I can. However it doesn't. So why would I prolong this injury and even risk further damage because I have too much pride to want to drive my awesome car and shoot with my ring finger. I know what's best for me there..

Left handed shooting. I'm horrible. See the pics.

As for not carrying. I can't. No lefty holsters..and can't even draw the sucker out with my left fast enough to be comfortable. Not remotely the same. So I'll pass on the idea of carrying for a while and risk being a liberal sheep for as long as I'm healed.


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Old February 25, 2012, 11:51 AM   #42
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The obvious answer here is to start shooting with your feet.
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Old February 25, 2012, 12:36 PM   #43
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Ouch! Hope you heal up quickly and well!

FWIW I find my 1911 much less odd feeling in my weak hand. I don't think it has much to do with my 1911 vs my Sig ergos, but rather by the time I tried shooting my Sig in my weak hand I had several thousand rounds through it. Whereas I starting doing practice with both hands right away with the 1911. The Sig still feels weird in my left hand. I know you're a big fan of your Sig, but maybe try a pistol you've shot less overall.
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Old February 25, 2012, 01:34 PM   #44
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^ I know I'll shoot the PX4 Storm better than the SIG cause I do so overall even without the injury. I don't know why I took the SIG out yesterday -__-

My Glock 21sf is my favorite now actually then the Storm..the SIG crawled down a bit cause of that DA first round.

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going to work without my gun in my lock box for the first time in years!!!
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Old February 25, 2012, 01:54 PM   #45
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You sure can type good with a broke trigger finger. You probably don't use 1 finger like me though. I broke my right hand when I was younger you will be surprised how well you will adapt to your injury . In a few days the pain will ease off and you will be able to shoot drive and pick ur nose again.
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Old February 25, 2012, 02:06 PM   #46
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Welcome to the firing line!!!! ^ lmao nice first post man. Thanks for joining us. Read over the rules of the forum. High recommended

Yeah...I type fine...Always did..?

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Old February 25, 2012, 02:37 PM   #47
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You will improve both shooting and driving in a little time if you choose to work in it. Try some dry fire practice with the left hand.

I am a lefty shooter. Back in the day when I played football i spend most of the season with my left hand splinted up from either a broken thumb, or pinky finger. Once it was both. One year a newbie center gave a bad snap that broke my trigger finger. It was deer season too. I did still get my limit. It was not easy to take a shot, and it hurt like hadies to do so. Working the gear shift on an old Farmall tractor with a broken pinky, and thumb is not fun either.

With handguns I shot with grampa, and shot with my weak hand a lot. When I was in my early 20's I ended up with my left hand badly hurt. I moved my holster to SOB and with enough practice I was drawing, and shooting with my weak hand.

You have to do it enough that it becomes comfortable. It will not be comfortable for a while. Keep practicing.
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Old February 25, 2012, 02:47 PM   #48
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Follow Murdock's advice on contacting a specialist immediately.
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Old February 25, 2012, 02:53 PM   #49
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^^^This. I've learned that my draw is done with my last two fingers anyway and I shoot equally well with the middle finger. I also use the left hand while at the range, though I'll admit to being slower at it.
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Old February 25, 2012, 05:50 PM   #50
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Just remember they used to shoot injured horses.

Ibuprofen, or anything stronger you can talk your doctor into.

It should not hurt all that much after about 72 hours or so, unless you try to move it.
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