Thursday, April 25, 2013

Re: Champer Empty Carry & Weak / Support Hand Injuries

A couple weeks ago I discussed chamber empty carry (condition 3 or C3 carry) and that a lot of persons that carry in that manner don't take into account how quickly an injury can negate "all the training" they put into drawing the gun "The same way every time"

When discussing this on the forums, a lot of the C3'ers will scoff at the mention of such an injury.

Today I sliced my thumb, barely missing some tendons.

Caution, some mild pics below. Not too nasty but if bloody pics make you squeamish, you may not want to look at them.

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 Wound after numbed and cleaned, in the hole you can see the tendon.

About half way done, the doc ran out of suture.

All better, 9 or 10 stitches later

So, if you are one that carries with an empty chamber, and spend tons of hours drawing the gun the same way every time to get that perfect sequence down and get your gun into play, what would an injury like this do to your learned behavior?

IDPA is this weekend, looks like I'll be shooting the match strong hand only.


  1. That's why one should learn one-handed firearm manipulations. Hope you feel better soon

    1. Thanks, the hand is healing up well. I did end up shooting our 8 Stage IDPA match strong hand only for all the stages yesterday. All things considered I didn't do too bad. One handed manipulations are kind of important.