Older hand strength.... - Page 2
Advertise with us Click for Rates
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 16 of 16
Like Tree27Likes

Thread: Older hand strength....

  1. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Posts
    146

    Default

    Just add a small eye-bolt to the back of the slide. Then you can attach para-cord and a pull-handle!

    I mean, you know, you can duct tape it, too, if you want...

  2. #12
    Senior Member NGF Addict!
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    west central Texas
    Posts
    4,898

    Default

    have handled many a different brand and came to this conclusion about my experiences.....

    the ruger p series....specifically the p89 and p90 have the most easy slides to rack

    the sig 226 DAK had by far the most difficult to operate. I rarely really take note of the slide strength.....but sure did when i was issued that sig. and as previosly stated that hammer dao design had a lot to do with it.
    PrairieHunt likes this.
    Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive.
    Theodore Roosevelt

    Hidden Content

    I'm a Timex watch in a digital age...........

  3. #13
    Grand Imperial Poobah NGF Addict! Mad Scientist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    17,175

    Default

    One option MAY be strength training in your hands and arms. Granted, there are medical conditions that will prohibit strength training, but if possible and with your doctor's approval, strength training may get you back on target (pun intended).
    gunzilla and AgedWarrior like this.
    Hidden Content



    "The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's good." - George Washington, the first President of the United States (1789-1797)

  4. Remove Advertisements
    NationalGunForum.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #14
    Senior Member NGF Addict! gunzilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    3,353

    Default

    I think Mad hits the nail on the head ... there are lots of exercises to keep your hands strong , even if you keep a small rubber dog ball handy ... squish the crap out of it for a few minutes a day with each hand , it does make a difference .
    Better to have it and not need it , than to need it and not have it
    --
    [URL="http://www.gun-zillablog.wordpress.com]

  6. #15
    Ancient Gaseous Emanation Popeye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Sacramento area, CA
    Posts
    50,530

    Default

    I've begun to develop arthritis in both hands. Went to see a VA Physical Therapist. She prescribed a series of hand exercises. They hurt to do but my hand dexterity and strength have improved. I expect this improvement to continue.

    The exercises she prescribed, years ago, for arthritis in my shoulders hurt but work as well.

    I strongly recommend visiting a PT if arthritis limits you.
    BigNastyCowboy likes this.
    The difference between a Socialist and a Communist is that the Socialist doesn't have all the guns yet.

  7. #16
    Senior Member NGF Addict! Ziggidy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Ziggidyville
    Posts
    7,065

    Default

    Great thread. As I become more vintage, I have a couple issues with my strength in my hands, left more than right. I will keep trying. I gave away my XDm last year because it was way more work that it was worth. I picked a little LCPII and I can rack it, but not as well as I'd like.

    Someone posted about the M&P EZ not too long ago; maybe I'll look at that. Revolvers and associated recoil does not bother me so I have been good with those.

    Thanks! Great thread.
    BigNastyCowboy likes this.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)