So Tam talks about a new kind of gunstore customer she is seeing getting CCW pistols.
Old. 60 somethings. Often women. Short. Perhaps arthritic with visual acuity not what it was.
They are buying smallish sincle stack Glock 43s and similar. The recoil springs are on the stout side for weakened older hands. And it is easier to get a limp wristing malfunction with em, too, for the same reason.
Well, that's no fun.
An old skool revolver might not be the answer either. What with 12 pound DA trigger pulls and the same seasoned trigger fingers struggling to work it.
So what IS the answer? Tam doesn't say. And I sure don't know.
But I want to know. I am planning to get old, and weak, myself.
Process of elimination: Revolver out, small single stack semi 9mm out.... So option 3 is full size semi. I guess. Hard to dissuade folks looking for the one goldilocks gun. I can understand why folks want not too big, not too small, not too recoily, not too weak a cartridge... So pick the Glock 43 over the Glock 19? Yeah, I might fixate on the small gun too if I was new to the problem like some of Tam's elder customers seem to be.
Update: Tam doesn't allow comments on her blog because of a crazy person, but there are other places where commenters can speak on this. Some of them, and her, are leaning that Glock 19 direction, too.
My dad is in a similar boat. He doesn't have arthritis but he did have some surgery on both hands to fix some tendon issues. The powerful hands I remember as a kid aren't what they were. But he isn't pistol shopping. If he was, well, why NOT a Glock 43? He lives in Maryland, too, and the 19 offers not much more advantage as the single stack when it comes to magazine capacity. Hopefull that will get slapped down in the court, finally.
Oooo, another thing I didn't consider: loading a double stack Glock magazine when my hands are in pain. Even with a loader.
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