Ambivalent Skeptic

April 17, 2011

Women and Recoil

Filed under: Shooting — Clint1911 @ 7:51 am

So George at his place (http://madogre.com/?p=854) has a nice post about women and guns. The money quote being:

Get real. A woman, especially a red blooded American woman, can handle any gun that she wants to handle.

I’ve been wanting to write a post an the subject. so here is a start (and my comment to the above posting):

Women can handle “physical recoil” just as well as a man and possibly more so. The reason being that the same features that make women more flexible should help with recoil.

However, the gun MUST FIT correctly!

To use a handgun example: Try imagining a gun with a grip so big, that to place your finger on the trigger, your thumb, not your palm, is behind the grip. Not only does this hurt your thumb (by creating permanent joint injury) but it torques the hell out of your wrist. Ouch.

Remember, the front sight, rear sight and the pivot point of your wrist must form a straight line when viewed from above.

BTW, science has discovered that straight women have less tolerance of loud noise (and music) than straight men and lesbians.

So muzzle blast tends to bother women more than men.

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