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Wonderful advice, Hector

May 19 2017 at 11:32 AM
BillinOregon  (Login BillinOregon)

Response to Part of the problem is that no one tells people HOW to cock

After I retired from the newsroom I worked for a year in the hunting department at Sportsmans Warehouse, and very often dealt with female customers who wanted a handgun for personal protection, but had strength issues when it came to racking the slide on a semi-auto. When I taught them to visualize this as an isometric exercise with the handgun parallel to the abdomen and using each hand/shoulder to push the slide away from the receiver, the problem was often instantly solved. It never occurred to me to be more thoughtful about cocking a springer as you describe, and I will do so with my HW97.

Back to Scott's original post, I was just discussing shoulders with my physical therapist a couple of days ago (had my second back surgery in April), and he told me one reason they are slow to heal from the cycle of injury/irritation is that the rotator cuff gets less blood flow and oxygen than many of the other parts of the body. My right shoulder is sketchy as well, and l learned several years ago that my days of shooting a compound bow of hunting weight are over.

This message has been edited by BillinOregon on May 19, 2017 1:48 PM

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