Limp Wristing

Limp wristing is a phenomenon commonly encountered by semiautomatic pistol shooters, where the shooter's grip is not firm enough to hold the frame of the pistol steady while the bolt or slide of the pistol cycles. This condition often results in a failure to complete the operating cycle, properly termed a malfunction, but commonly (and incorrectly) termed a jam. Rifles and shotguns, if fired without the stock in the shoulder, may also be prone to limp wristing. Of the important variables involved in this type of jam, bullet and gas momentum, slide and barrel mass, recoil spring pre-load and spring rate, and shooting hand and arm mass are much more important than the compliance (limpness) of the wrist.

Read more about Limp WristingOverview of The Operating Cycle, How Limp Wristing Can Cause A Failure To Cycle, How To Address Limp Wristing

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How Limp Wristing Can Cause A Failure To Cycle
... Depending on the operating mechanism, there are a number of places that limp wristing can cause a failure to cycle ... to the frame to cycle the action, it is called limp wristing ... One common result of limp wristing is a failure to eject, as the slide will be moving too slowly at the point where the ejector is activated ...
How To Address Limp Wristing
... the action, and thus are the most sensitive to limp wristing ... Limp wristing would magnify these changes, so fast powders should be avoided ... too weak or the recoil spring is too stiff or the slide is too heavy, and limp wristing jams occur, the cure may be more powerful ammo or a lower force recoil spring ...

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