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No handgun for old men

Gene LGene L Senior MemberPosts: 12,759 Senior Member
At least this old man.  A wonderful pistol, H&K P7 with the strongest recoil spring I've ever encountered.  I can rack the slide with effort, but can't move it past lock to the disassembly position, back and lift.  I used to be able to do this.

Getting old is not for the weak of hand.
Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.

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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 28,076 Senior Member
    I’ll take it off your hands for you. Hate to see you in frustration. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Western IdahoPosts: 2,460 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    I’ll take it off your hands for you. Hate to see you in frustration. 
    I'll do one better. I will buy trade a new S&W EZ380 so you can rack the slide and have protection. 


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  • TugarTugar Senior Member Western IdahoPosts: 2,460 Senior Member
    edited November 2019 #4
    Don't feel bad Gene. About 20 some of years ago when the 50 Deagle came out, I tried to pull the slide back on that monster and nearly failed. I was young then.
    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
    Winston Churchill
  • RaftermanRafterman New Member Posts: 386 Member
    My friend, hunting and shooting buddy passed this year. I witnessed his slow decline over the years to where he couldn't hit the broad side of a barn with any firearm due to diminishing hand strength. The arthritis sure didn't help. Couldn't pull the trigger without jerking it. I miss him and the great times we used to have.  :'(
  • ojrojr Senior Member New ZealandPosts: 1,341 Senior Member
    Jeez Rafterman, I'm not sure that was the intention of Gene' post
    Well I could be wrong though, I often am.
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  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,759 Senior Member
    edited November 2019 #7
    Thanks, Rafterman....you made my day better. :smile: )  I ordered a lesser-power recoil spriing, will see if that works.  The original spring is supposed to be 20#, but it sure feels a lot stronger than that.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • RaftermanRafterman New Member Posts: 386 Member
    ojr said:
    Jeez Rafterman, I'm not sure that was the intention of Gene' post
    Well I could be wrong though, I often am.
    ojr, I'm sure that wasn't the intention of Genes post. Unfortunately it put me an emotional moment. I would delete it if I could. Gene, Thanks for understanding. I usually wait to post something so I don't get diarrhea of the mouth.
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,759 Senior Member
    Well, I found out I was doing it wrong. I thought you had to pull all the way back, then up and away.  Actually, you only have to pull it about a half an inch back pushing the takedown button. Quite easy. I feel somewhat akin to a fool, but at least I can clean my damn gun.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
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