- Oct 21, 2015
- Reaction score
5 rounds... ouch. Maybe my grip is off.
5 more... ouch, nope, not my grip. Wait, why is my hand bloody? Ya... cylinder release cut my knuckle.
Why is my hand swelling up?
Honestly... I think I broke something in my thumb/palm connection. It was sore ans swollen for a few weeks.
I remember the single most painful handgun I ever fired. It was horrible. I had fallen into a really good deal on a big ol' Ruger Super Redhawk in .44 Mag. The deal included a big box of handloads put together by this guy's uncle or some such. He told me there were regular 240 gr. loads mixed in with hot 300 gr. loads. He said I'd know it when I fired the 300s.
The 300s were heavier enough to distinguish, and though I generally refuse to shoot reloads made by unvetted strangers, I decided to shoot a cylinder of them. As big as that gun was, it felt like somebody was swinging a ball bat and hitting me in the fists. By the sixth round I wasn't even aiming because of the extreme wince I had on my face prior to pulling the trigger. And no matter how hard I'd grip the handle it would still break free, and the muzzle was looking at the clouds.
I'm not opposed to recoil in a handgun, but these were brutal. I eventually traded the gun because of its size. After were made the swap, I gave him the rest of the reloads and said, "there's hot 300 gr. loads in there, and you'll know it when you shoot them."