Clayton3, I just went to the ArachniGRIP site (https://www.arachnigrip.com/) and realized it is a SLIDE grip! I had not heard of slide grips before thats why I responded about handle grips. I am exploring the ArachniGRIP. So thanks again!
I’m glad I spelled the name right Pat…lol…
They are gun specific and made a World of difference to me!
I think you will really be impressed at how much they help…
Or consider a Bond Bullpup. Very easy to rack, though pricey and so what unconventional in operation
Smith & Wesson also makes a 9mm performance center that is very similar to the ez380. Very Easy rack and depending on what ammo you put through it very little recoil. My suggestion is to with the ez380. I have 3 of them and 1 of the 9mm. I love the 380s.
You have an ez I 9mm? My gun shop said they haven’t made one yet because having problems with the springs. But that was a while ago I would love to have an ez in 9mm.
They have a 9mm in the same dimensions and slide weight as the 380 but it’s not an ez. It is from their performance center. It comes with all the goodies including nice optics site.
Sorry, but I have to disagree on the 9mm S&W shield being easy to rack. I had a shield 9 mm (Version 1.0) and it was the hardest to rack of all 4 of my 9mm pistols. Larger frame guns will likely be a little easier to rack than smaller guns.
My neighbor had similar arthritis problems, so we tried many guns. No 9 mm we tried was acceptable, so she settled on the 380EZ. Big difference.
Walther CCP M2… Lightweight, it’s chambered in 9mm, and it’s an easy shooter. Only issue would be the takedown which is unconventional.
I like my Taurus G2C. Small, easy to grip, 12+1, 9mm, easy to operate.
Have you looked at any of the grip-assist accessories that go on the slide?
I haven’t used any of these, but they might be an option if it’s just a grip strength issue, and not an arm strength issue. Here are a couple I’ve seen:
The oversized rear lates do help. One on our Glock helped my wife a bunch.
Clayton, Thanks again for the tip about arachnigrips. I now have them on my Sig P320 XC and my S+W M+P Shield! They truly make for an easier grab. I noticed the difference right away!
I am so glad that you found them helpful Pat!
I also noticed an increase in dexterity when I tried them…
Zee, There are some very innovative designers out there! I am fine with the spider grips and have been lifting weights. Racking the slide is not a challenge. I must say that the S&W M+P Shield EZ in both 9mm and .380 are truly easy to rack. Thanks for the suggestions!
Agreed on the EZ, but I hear they are coming out with a 9mm version.
As an aside, the little Bond Bullpup is also pretty easy to rack, Very light recoil spring. Trigger is a very looong D/A ( like a good D/A revolver). Little beast shoots well. My wife still prefers her .380 EZ Smith, but this guy does handle 9mm if that’s a requirement.
It is already out, I have both the 9mm and the .380 S&W M+P EZ. I love both of them. Recoil is minimal in the 9mm as well. Great ergonomics, feels great in the hand and the trigger pull is just right. They dont stay on the shelf very long.
I bought my wife a Walther PK380. Easiest pistol to rack in my life. She could literally just use two fingers!
I have the Mossberg MC1 and it is very easy for me to rack. My other 9 mm are full size frame guns and I have a difficult time racking those slides. I had a stroke about 11 years ago, and it left me with weakness in my left hand, so that does create a problem with some of my hand guns, but not with the Mossberg MC1