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Posted: 1/21/2006 5:20:46 PM EDT
My P220, which has been my primary carry weapon for a couple years now, has a nasty habit of chewing up my thumb during extended practice sessions; this photo is taken 1 week after firing 500 rounds last weekend. I shoot just about every weekend, but typically only 100 to 200 rounds. I changed from the stock grips to a Hogue rubber grip, which helps (the stock grips used to have me bleeding by 250 rounds, now it takes about 350 or 400)... does anyone else have this same problem, or can anyone suggest a remedy? I would have thought after all this time my thumb would form a callous, but it just doesnt. I could resort to shooting gloves, but I dont really want to...


Link Posted: 1/21/2006 5:36:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/21/2006 5:39:15 PM EDT by trilla]
nope never have that problem,recoil on my 220 is a breeze compare to my uspc .40 i was going to recomend you to the hogue grip but i see you already try it.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 5:41:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By trilla:
recoil on my 220 is a breeze compare to my uspc .40.

Now see, my P229 in .40 has *very* little recoil... I can fire that gun all day. My 1911 .45 has only slightly less than my 220, but it doesnt eat my thumb, either.

Link Posted: 1/21/2006 6:17:43 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 6:35:10 PM EDT
Do you have small hands? If so then it is just one of those things. Just put a small piece of tap over your hand before you shoot.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 7:24:34 PM EDT
I will try some tape; band-aids have not lasted very long for me.

I dont normally fire more than 200 rounds when I practice (usually, in fact, 150 is my limit), but I work monthly with a tactical firearms instructor, and go through 400 to 500 rounds in a day.

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