Thursday, March 12, 2015

Tiny hands,

Stubby fingers...

So a person I know is going on a deployment and did some training down at Quantico.  She has tiny little Carny Hands.   She is a good shot and has been shooting all her life, but her weakness is those tiny hands.  She can't get to the mag release button without shifting her grip on her issued weapon, a Glock 19.  So, after a reload she is a little behind the curve, every time.

Now, some people are left handed and can reach a standard mag release with the social finger not matter how small their mitts.

And sometimes the problem can be solved with hardware, getting something with a ambidextrous mag release and then retraining.

But is there any other software alterations possible if these two options are unavailable?

5 comments:

ASM826 said...

I'd change how she practices hitting the mag release. (assuming she's right handed) From a standard two hand grip, instead of using her right hand thumb to press the release, have her practice using her left hand index finger on the mag relese.

That way her strong hand grip on the weapon does not change or shift to press the button and then have to reacquire the correct grip. She's going to release her weak hand to retrieve the new magazine anyway, why not let that hand do both jobs?

Daddy Hawk said...

ASM beat me to the punch though I was going to suggest the weak hand thumb instead of index finger.

Laura said...

i have little hands and on a big gun i always end up using my weak hand.

Erin Palette said...

I have a similar problem. I solved it by installing a Glock extended magazine release and slapping it with the top of my weak hand's palm, right where the calluses are.

wyowanderer said...

It's a long shot, but a Timberwolf frame might help...