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Posted: 3/5/2006 5:14:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/5/2006 5:18:08 PM EDT by bigbore]
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 5:22:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/5/2006 5:22:22 PM EDT by metalsaber]
Sorry to hear that. Hopefully the doc can do something for you. Keep us informed.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 5:31:26 PM EDT
I used to shoot alot, not in your league, but upwards to 1000 rounds a month.

Had kids and bam! No time to shoot..not like I did.

Recently we moved and I have a excellent club, 5 minutes from my house that I joined. In the last month, I have shot more than I did last summer...about 1000 rounds..
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 5:50:27 PM EDT
I had a non-gun related wrist injury that prevented me from shooting so it could heal. While at the physical therapist we talked about my hobbies, and it came up. She gave me some tips on stretching and such that help me shoot longer and help keep the soreness afterwards down as well. Keep in mind this is after seeing two specialist Docs who didnt help with the pain at all. I would say try and do some physical therapy, and let them know whats going on with your spare time, they can help.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 5:51:52 PM EDT
Last week, Monday through Friday, I went shooting Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. In all I burned about 200 rounds each day of 45 ACP through 4 dfferent 1911's I am completing. Also function and proof fired 2 AR's I just re-barreled. I did not feel any adverse effects. I am 58 years old. Charles the Gunsmith.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 5:54:29 PM EDT
Good luck BigBore!
I hope that is not the case.
I am 32 (OK 33 in a couple of weeks, YIKES)
and just got the 1911 Addiction. I hope this will be a habbit I can carry on for a long time!

Please keep us posted on what the Dr says.
I bet he will give you an anti inflamitory and tell you to take it easy for a couple week and then you will be back to normal!

You might want to consider one of those wrist supports like they wear in bowling hahaha I can only imagine the stares you would get at the range with that.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 5:55:15 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 6:00:26 PM EDT
Big +1 Meltdown. Charles.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 9:42:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/5/2006 9:44:25 PM EDT by bigbore]
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 10:34:26 PM EDT
Two years ago I traded my .45's and .44's for 9mm and a few .380's...I also had to go from .308 to smaller calibers...
I am feeling better now and newer guns manufactured take recoil better than others making me want to get those calibers back.

you'll miss them , too if you sell them off.

My recomendation, since you are considerably younger than I, do not sell your guns...
get smaller calibers and enjoy them...your wrists may heal up and eventually you'll wan to try the bigger shooters again.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 12:02:31 AM EDT
i have shot so much i could not close my hand with any pressure shooting 1911's but i was all better a few days later. but i figure thats why you have 2 hands, its good excuse to shoot with your left hand or right hand depending on the person
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 6:12:35 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 12:11:37 PM EDT
My elbow won't take a lot of one arm shooting and I don't/won't shoot much hardball.

I'd "download" to around the 165-170 power factor range and you should feel better. Hardball is 180-190 I think.

Maybe try 200 rounds of 45, and then switch to 9mm for the rest.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 5:02:03 PM EDT
Like you, I only shoot factory .45. I do my best to limit myself to one case a month. But, at the age of 24, I simply haven't lived long enough to match your round count. I sure hope I don't burn out as quickly though.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 6:24:13 PM EDT
Hello bigbore,
I don't want to seem disrespectful, but 34 is NOT old.he

When we're young, we tend to think we're indestructable. And when things seem to start going downhill we always think "it's the end". Just remember - It ain't over 'til it's over!

Have you considered that shooting as much as you do, and working out as much as you do you may have "repetative motion syndrome"? Have you considered taking some time off to heal?

Many doctors will want to perform surgery. Many doctors will prescribe physical therapy. Many doctors will prescribe rest. I wonder what your doc will say?

My advice to you is to take 6 months off from any activity that involves the painful hand/wrist.

As of today, March 6, 2006, I walk a mile a day, both hands are very strong(I shoot my 10mm pistols with both hands) and only have minor arthritus(hip and knee).

My pistols sure are "purty" but I shoot 'em anyway. That's what they were made for. And, I still shoot my 45-70 lever gun too.

I wish you nothing but the best - but the body needs time to heal itself. Give it a break.

Best regards and good luck.TraderJack
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 6:26:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/7/2006 6:29:54 AM EDT by Gillie]
I heard that ! If I ever win the Lottery , I swear that I'll never load another round of pistol caliber ammo or .223 .

(in reference to Meltdown's first post)
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