A person I am acquainted with says they cannot rack the slide due to carpal tunnel. Should this person maybe think about a different career that doesn’t require to carry a duty pistol
There are stretching exercises for CPS. I had it in the early 90s. After having surgery I was given therapy for it. I still do the stretching. I’m sure he could find exercises on the internet. That may be all he needs. But in the meantime, maybe a revolver?
With the admitted limitations, would a revolver fit the bill?
I had carpal tunnel in my left hand. I had the surgery. I also had dupuytren’s contracture in the left hand followed by surgery. My left hand, after almost 2 years of healing and OT is about 85%. I now rack a handgun using my much stronger right hand. Often I use the finger pull technique to do it.
@Thomas679 welcome to our group. If your friend needs to carry as part of his/her profession, and has CT that bad, then serious thought about profession, or arms, is in order.
There’s another thread going on about almost the exact same question. There are some good pistols available for limited hand strength, especially from Smith & Wesson, and there are alternative platforms to consider like @Mike164 mentioned.
@Thomas679 Welcome to the community, and as it has been said by others, the person you are acquainted with may do better handling a revolver. At least it’s still better to be armed than not.
Why not a revolver?
The obvious is the 5 or 6 round limits and the time it takes to reload,
What about a pistol with a tip-up barrel to get that round into the chamber?
Welcome to the family brother @Thomas679 and we are glad to have you with us.
Thank you all for the replies. I feel a revolver would work except for the reload and capacity.
Beretta Tomcat 32ACP will do, take a look at it. Not bad at all!
I had both hands repaired with a new technique. He measured both median nerves with ultrasound,1 small incision in each hand, no sutures, start to finish, 2 hours. After 3 weeks I started lifting again, 2 months they were perfect.
Welcome to the family brother @John1515 and it’s nice to have you on board with us.
Thank You Sir, My brother has been telling for years to join, so I figured it was time. I spent 40 years in surgery as a Clinical Engineer, I was in Liberia, West Africa in 2014 on a Medical Mission when the Ebola outbreak occured, I’m just glad we live in America, everyone should go there for a month.
I had both of my hands fixed 2 years ago, I started lifting weights when I was 12, and I’m 65 now, so my hands needed some repair…
That’s great. Mine were done 30 some years ago. I was off work for 3 months .
Do you have stretching exercises? I still have to stretch.
Firearms like the Canik have a device that can be added to help with racking the slide mor using a reddot helps