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    Default Pistolcraft Hinderance

    I'm not sure if this is the correct place to post......I suffered a partial thumb amputation on my strong side hand, curious if anyone has similar ailment or advice.

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    That’s rough about your thumb. Hope you’re healing up ok.

    On your question; the way I grip the pistol my thumb is just kind of there. I’m sure I’m using it to index but it’s not really “holding” anything. It’s just resting along the frame below the slide. Pulling it away from the frame feels no less secure so I don’t see it as a major hinderance but I’ve also never had to try.
    Hope this picture helps.
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    Got a pic? might help since you're not at a class where I can work with you directly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Nichols View Post
    Got a pic? might help since you're not at a class where I can work with you directly.
    This. How partial is a *partial* amputation?
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    You know...the easy button, although it will take some effort...learn to shoot with the other hand.
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    Had a lady at work who had the shortest thumbs I ever saw. I mean it looked like someone had taken the center section of her thumbs out and sowed the nail part back on. AND this was both thumbs. We shot the Glock model 22 and there was no way she could ever reached the magazine release with out turning the pistol almost 90 degrees. She could shoot very well and had not problems with gripping the gun. What we figured out for the reloads were to have her push the magazine release button with her left hand before she removed it from the gun= then go for the new magazine. (yes we had empty gun reloads in our qualifications). It worked very well for her. And it worked because she worked at it and made it work for her.

    Don't know if that would work for you or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel Suarez View Post
    You know...the easy button, although it will take some effort...learn to shoot with the other hand.
    Various events have made me try this. And I've found it easy, really. Handguns are hardest but by the time I get to long range, it doesn't matter which side I use.

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    I already shoot left-handed, my duty rig and all my equipment is set up for right-handed. I will put up a picture first chance I get, they wrapped my hand with a cast.

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    Above the red line is what was removed, "just the tip" so to say...lost the nail kept the knuckle.
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    OUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What did you do??????
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