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Well, what was supposed to be a simple Arthroscopic procedure on my left shoulder Friday, turned into a MAJOR open procedure rebuilding the shoulder. I have been stuck in the recliner on a lot of drugs since then. I decided to get up and around today, and happen to need to go into the gun safe for some of my normal meds. The Bersa FireStorm was laying there on the shelf, (unloaded, with no magazine) beckoning me. I just had to "feel her up" for grins, as she just feels so good in the hand. While I was shamelessly fondling her with my good (right hand) I had an epiphany! With my left arm and hand stuck to my body in a tight sling, I was absolutely unable to rack a round if I had to! No leather belt on my jammy shorts to even grab the front sight to do the one handed rack a round emergency action drill that I learned as an LEO. I would have to use both slippered feet, on either side of the frame to try to hold it. That sucks!

At least my CZ83 .380 is loaded (with a round in the chamber and the hammer down) in its place on the closet shelf, should zombies, trolls, goblins, or raving insurrectionist appear at my door. My 12 GA pump and AK (my usual HD weapons) are a no go for while! Glad I shoot the CZ even better than the FireStorm!
 

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Howdy from the Lone Star State, Imarangemaster. Sorry about your left shoulder problem hopefully it will be in better shape when it heals than it was before. It is a real bummer.
That could be a real concern and one I had not considered having to deal with. I have been practicing shooting with either hand in case I injured my right hand (actually injuring either hand is the wrong Hand). So far I had hit what I aim for with my left hand but I am not where I should be. I have racked my Bersa using my belt but not sure it would work clearing a jam. I always keep a round in the chamber so clearing a jam will be a problem. Something I better work on that.

Anyway best of luck with your shoulder.

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Sounds like it's a good time to invest in a revolver.
I do have one, a 5 shot Ruger 101 357 stainless steel which when empty makes a darn good weapon and lives in my nite stand..... Long time ago when I wanted a smaller 6 shot revolver to carry in a ankle holster or coat pocket, I was going to get a 6 shot Firestorm 38 special revolver but could not find one in the gun shows or LGS. Since I never buy a gun without first holding it and checking it out I gave up looking real hard for one. Maybe someday at a gun show I will find a new one if they are still made.

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Well, I have recouped enough to rack the slide, even though my lreft arm is in a sling still (the surgery was MUCH more involved than they anticipated). I don't feel quite so helpless now! LOL.
 

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Well, I have recouped enough to rack the slide, even though my lreft arm is in a sling still (the surgery was MUCH more involved than they anticipated). I don't feel quite so helpless now! LOL.
Glad you are feeling better Imarangemaster, Have you been to the range yet to test your shoulder??

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