Skip to comments.Limp Wristing Glock Pistols (Video)
Posted on 02/18/2013 5:51:59 AM PST by servo1969
People misunderstand what limping wristing is, what causes limp wristing failures and how such failures can be avoided. The most common pistol for limp wrist failures is the Glock 9mm series. I talk about what causes limp wristing and how to effectively deal with it.
She has at least learned what's causing the problem and how to correct for it. One she steadies up her grip, she can shoot magazine after magazine with no further problems.
Thank you for posting. Good information to be aware of.
I hear about this, but have never actually seen it. Never had a problem with my Glocks or other pistols.
Good video. I have experienced this with my G19. But quickly learned the reason and corrected it.
does this mean Glocks are homophobic guns?
The video gave me an idea. I am going to have them practice intentional limp wristing with the goal of causing malfunctions, so they know what it feels like.
Only if someone tries to suck on the barrel.
At first I thought this was about gays actually using guns and then I realized gays won’t go anywhere near guns like their liberal friends
Thanks for the video ! It helps explain the phenonomen to my wife, who fires the G22 and the M&P 3.8 in 9.
The glocks always seem to give her issues. She gets frustrated by it, but tends to blame the gun. I can see both sides to this.
I have a G22 (Full size slide) with a grip-chopped frame (Down to G27 dimensions). It’s broken in quite abit, and it operates very well - But yeah, you gotta hang on to that sucker for effective results.
I’ve never owned a Glock, so I have no first hand experience...and I suppose this could be a problem with any of the lightweight carry pistols out there....but this seems like a big red flag.
I’ve seen it happen to people on the range...again I don’t know if its because more people own Glocks...or because they are more likely to jam.
I understand its an operator error thing...but in a world with lots of choices for high quality pistols, one almost searches out a differentiating factor...and this seems to be one. I wonder if the people at Glock are trying to make this less likely - hotter ammo? Weaker Spring? Grip extension?
Nice to know. Thx for posting.
Excellent video. I can induce this very easily with my subcompact Kel-Tec .380, but never in my steel framed CZ82. His explanation for why (or why not) is very good.
Apparently you aren’t a limp wrist.
That’s why they aren’t breach loading.
IIRC, fixed-barrel pistols such as the CZ82 are more resistant to that problem.
You can use for example a Glock 19. The proportions are ideal for a female but they do like to jump around. Most shooters would be better served by canting/angling the elbows out some so the muzzle doesn’t pop up so much causing wrist deflection. That allows more force straight down the arms taking limp wristing out of the mix.
Thanks for posting. I have a keltec 32 which fails to extract. The casing gets pulled about halfway out. I’ve been wondering if this is the cause.
Good post. I am having a lot of trouble with malfunctions with my Springfield 1911 high cap .45. Don’t think it is a limp wristing issue. But am looking for a new gun— high cap. Any recommendations? This is not for carry, so I want a full sized pistol with the least potential malfunctions.
The Kel-Tec PF9 is prone to this. You really have to hold on to it.
Ping for later
Took nra cw class last week. 380 did not jam once.
Anyway, just tossing it out there for your perusal. ;)
Keltec 380 too
Excellent! If you don’t mind me asking, which .380 do you have?
Whoops. I think I see yer answer in # 24. Thanks!
My kids shoot hundreds of rounds per week. (Well, not so much recently, due to ammo shortages. We mostly shoot .22lr these days with some 9mm, .380 and .45) They shoot rather well, especially my youngest daughter, but they have occasional malfunctions and do not necessarily attribute it to their own practices. This is simply a matter of education; recognizing cause and effect.
Once you get the feel of it, the problem usually goes away pretty quickly.
I have been shooting for 50 years, qualified expert on .45 and M16 and I learned something today. I don’t think I have ever had this problem but then most of the guns I have shot are heavier frame.
I know a lot of people, including police officers who love their Glocks. They shoot well on the range but I just don’t care for them much. OTOH I love my Taurus 809 and a lot of people wouldn’t buy Taurus.
I have found that my G19 has so little felt recoil, especially with an after-market spring, that I get too relaxed while shooting it. The result is that I can get limp wrist jams. I have to force myself to grip it more firmly than is required for the recoil.
“I want a full sized pistol with the least potential malfunctions.”
My SA XD-45 does not malfunction. And it has 13 rd mags. Many ways better than a Glock, in my not so humble opinion. And it is smooth to shoot. Ammo preference for it is Fed Hydra-Shok 230 gr.
I don't think this would ever be a problem for me...but it is nice to know just in case of having to fire with an injured arm or from a bad position that might cause limp-wristing.
It is also nice to know since I have recommended Glocks to women friends.
Any modern design like the Sig, Beretta, Springfield XD, or Glock is far superior to the obsolete 1911 Jammamatic.
Modern designs have the feed ram integral to the barrel, and have coil spring extractors. The 1911 design must be modified to be accurate and feed reliably with hollowpoints.
You Springfield may have one or some of these mods. The Sig and Beretta have traditional DA/SA triggers. For the newer striker-fired pistols, the Springfield XD has a better trigger release than the Glock, IMHO
I really like these videos on this channel, BTW. Very informative.
I have a PMR 30 which has a rep for FTE and FTF. You do have to keep a really firm grip and get the gun out in front and push it a little when firing.
For over twenty years now, I’ve seen this happen during qualification with the Glock 17, and it usually happens when firing the required “Weak Hand” (left for me) strings. When shooters aren’t using their dominate hand, they frequently tend to grip the Glock loosely resulting in a malfunction.
This tendency to malfunction is one of the many reasons I dislike Glock pistols, but the main reason I dislike Glock pistols is their complete lack of a safety feature. In my opinion, carrying a Glock is the same as carrying a Model 1911 Colt with a round in the chamber, cocked, unlocked and the grip safety taped down. In this condition, both pistols will fire when 5+- pounds of pressure is applied to the trigger. No sane person would carry a 1911 in this condition, but no one seems to mind carrying a Glock in that condition. IMHO Glocks are an Accidental Discharge just waiting to happen.
I’m sure a book could be filled with the total number of accidental discharges that have occurred with Glocks in just the last twenty years. I know I could fill several pages with just the ADs I’ve witnessed or heard of in the last twenty years.
Most people would be better off shooting revolvers.
The second mistake was my decision to get my new wife familiar with my Walther PPK/S in .380 ACP that I acquired somewhere around 1970.
I figured it was safe (thumb safety, loaded cylinder indicator, decocker, double action, etc). 8 round magazine of popgun with not a lot of recoil.
I was wrong. She could not reliably rack the slide and when she did manage to do that, she ALWAYS limp-wristed it.
Wound up getting her a S&W K-frame revolver in .357, which I kept loaded with .38.
She sort of was able to work that, but never got over putting too much finger on the trigger.
Gave up on both projects (the wife and the handgun for the wife) in 2006.
The good news is that I still have both handguns.
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