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Old 08-29-2005, 06:42 PM
BadHabit BadHabit is offline
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Limp Wrist....

I am having some problems with my 1911. I am fairly new to handguns all in all. I just purchased a Colt Defender. It is for CC. I put aprox 200 rounds thru it with no problem. The other night I ran about 150 rounds thru my sig and then started shooting the Colt. At about round 125 or so I started having a problem with the cartridge not going into the chamber...Most times it would be slightly off center and the slide would still be open....The range master afterword said that he noticed when I was having the problem it appeared I was "limp-wristing"....Now I did notice that after the range session my wrists were a little "numb" All that being said what is "limp-wristing" and how do you correct it? I have never had a problem with my .40 cal sig. I am hoping that the fact I had shot about 700 or so rounds in the last 3 days might have contributed....Is is somewhat normal to have this problem after "heavy shooting" Like I said before I have never had this problem before.....
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Old 08-29-2005, 06:46 PM
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I wish someone would demonstrate how to 'limp wrist' a handgun.

My Glocks and 1911s(are there other guns?) shoot just fine holding them with just thumb and trigger finger.

Someone post a description of limpwristing hand explain the physics involved.

Next you go to this range, get the instructor to demonstrate.
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Old 08-29-2005, 06:55 PM
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I think more problems are caused by allowing the gun to torque or twist during recoil. The slide in this case would be recoiling to the left or right of center. You can recognize this by observing where the ejected brass is going.


I also believe this is the reason folks get dinged in the forehead in some cases by the ejected brass.
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Old 08-29-2005, 07:28 PM
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The physics involved with limprwristing are so elementary, that I'm sure most on the forum would be insulted by such a discussion. I've personally witnessed the limpwristing phenomenon with folks' shooting my Glocks. Some pistols are more susceptible to limpwristing than others...obviously, for the elementary physics reasons aforereferredto.
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Old 08-29-2005, 07:34 PM
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Sooooo Is it normal to have never had this problem and them after a "heavy" shoot start to get "limp-wrist" I personally don't think I was doing anything I havent' done before.....
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Old 08-29-2005, 07:38 PM
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Old 08-29-2005, 07:39 PM
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Amen
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Old 08-29-2005, 07:51 PM
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Limp wristing has nothing to do with how lightly you are holding the gun. I see it frequently in the basic handgun class we run every Saturday at the range. Glocks, the S&W 99 and the 1911's are the only guns I've seen it on.

Limp wristing requires the shooter to "break" their wrist up right after pulling the trigger. Remember when you were a kid playing like you were shooting with your hand. You would point the finger (barrel) and make a noise (the bang) and then cock your hand up.........like recoil. When you do the same thing with the real gun in your hand, you will take momentum out of the slide's rearward travel.

The way to see if you are limp wristing is to let other experienced 1911 shooters try the gun or to shoot one handed while thinking about keeping your wrist straight.
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Old 08-29-2005, 08:03 PM
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Old 08-29-2005, 08:06 PM
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Right after correct?
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Old 08-29-2005, 08:07 PM
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I am having some problems with my 1911. I am fairly new to handguns all in all. I just purchased a Colt Defender. It is for CC. I put aprox 200 rounds thru it with no problem. The other night I ran about 150 rounds thru my sig and then started shooting the Colt. At about round 125 or so I started having a problem with the cartridge not going into the chamber...Most times it would be slightly off center and the slide would still be open....The range master afterword said that he noticed when I was having the problem it appeared I was "limp-wristing"....Now I did notice that after the range session my wrists were a little "numb" All that being said what is "limp-wristing" and how do you correct it? I have never had a problem with my .40 cal sig. I am hoping that the fact I had shot about 700 or so rounds in the last 3 days might have contributed....Is is somewhat normal to have this problem after "heavy shooting" Like I said before I have never had this problem before.....
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Old 08-29-2005, 08:14 PM
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BadHabit, how were you firing? One handed, two hands, grip, etc?
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Old 08-29-2005, 08:19 PM
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Picture holding your pistol in one hand. The barrel should line up with the arm bones. Laying a dowel rod along the sights that is long enough to go up your forearm will show you if you have it lined up or not. If you hold it properly you can easily shoot the gun with two fingers as mentioned by another poster.

If you shoot with your wrist in any position other than that, it has less strength. Bend your wrist either left or right very much and you lose most of your strength. Doing that allows the gun to move your hand around under recoil and takes some of the energy needed to cycle the slide. Take enough energy away and the gun malfunctions.

Does this mean that anybody that bends their wrist will have malfunctions? NO, not if your wrists are strong enough.

The idea is to keep the frame of the gun still as the slide cycles over it. Limp wristing is simply the act of allowing the frame to move enough to prevent proper cycling of the slide.
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Old 08-29-2005, 09:45 PM
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energy absorption from limp wristing can be easily demonstrated on just about any .22 semi-automatic pistol. the slide mass and spring is so much weaker that you can willfully create a misfeed by relaxing your hand and letting it flop.

I have never really had any problems like this on my full size colt. only misfeeds with reloads on the first round or with non colt 8+1 mag situations on the 1st round etc.

sometimes those gun store bulk reloads are too long or too short. I would dismiss it if the problem goes away with factory ammo.
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Old 08-30-2005, 07:14 PM
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Limp wristing?

Walter,

I am never offended or insulted by learning something new.

Wish someone would post a picture of limpwristing. I have been hearing about it for years but can't figure out what people are talking about.

Again, my glocks and 1911s shoot just fine(mechanical function NOT accuracy) by holding the gun with thumb and forefinger only.
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Old 01-14-2010, 01:15 PM
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Heres a vid of limp wristing. Hope this helps.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jh9JhCyFFxA
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Old 01-14-2010, 01:20 PM
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Goin on 5 year old post. Where did ya dig this one up from?
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Old 01-14-2010, 01:33 PM
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I love that the OP was asking about the bad habit of limp wristing and his username is bad habit.
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Old 01-14-2010, 02:28 PM
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Goin on 5 year old post. Where did ya dig this one up from?
Poor OP.... Sat around for 5 years waiting for the question to get resolved. He can finally get some closure now.
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Old 01-14-2010, 02:35 PM
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hahahahaha.. That's just too much.. Wonder if he still has the pistol.. Ron
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Old 01-14-2010, 05:16 PM
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Cure for "Limp Wristing"

Make a paste that is 1 part water and 4 parts crushed Viagra.

Apply to wrists.

Contact your doctor for Stiff Wrists lasting longer than 4 hours.
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