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    In the past few months I have developed tendonitis in my right elbow and wrist so bad that its making shooting pretty unenjoyable. My 9mm Glocks are ok to hold, but the recoil from them is still enough to hurt (I never thought I'd say that). I'm going to work on getting my arm better in the coming months, but with our Fall range training instructor duties rapidly approaching I'm looking for a unicorn...a fairly light gun with minimal recoil. For those that have played with them, would a 9mm USP Expert fit that role? If I'm going to look for one and find a Safariland holster for one in time (our Fall calendar starts 9/4) I have to start right now.

    Does the USP Expert have less recoil and is it more shootable than comparable guns?

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    No. If you're hurting with your 9mm Glock, the USP9 Expert will not help.

    You've developed tennis elbow, and you need to see an orthopedic doctor pronto for treatment and maybe rehab. Why on earth would you even consider getting another gun? Your tendonitis will take months to heal, and you shouldn't shoot until the pain you feel has gone away. Otherwise, it will get worse.
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    Put your strong hand in a sling and let it heal. Good time to practice one handed weak hand for a bit.

    After I got ran over on a bike ride, I had to do the above with a broken shoulder and 8 broken ribs.

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    I'm no doc but healing is a program/theraphy, and a new gun is far from the answer.
    a fairly light gun with minimal recoil... Physics will win.

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    I thought my USP Expert has less felt recoil than a Glock Model 34. I shoot the same ammo in both during the same range session. The USP line in general is advertised to have a recoil reduction design with the dual recoil spring. Just saying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vincent04 View Post
    No. If you're hurting with your 9mm Glock, the USP9 Expert will not help.

    You've developed tennis elbow, and you need to see an orthopedic doctor pronto for treatment and maybe rehab. Why on earth would you even consider getting another gun? Your tendonitis will take months to heal, and you shouldn't shoot until the pain you feel has gone away. Otherwise, it will get worse.
    This.

    If you absolutely must shoot the 92F Beretta is the softest shooting 9mm I've ever fired.
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    If you absolutely must, noisily, punch holes in paper, I suggest a 1911 with .22lr conversion. Or something equally satisfying. Walther?

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    get one of these and thank me later, they really work. https://www.betterbraces.com/bandit-elbow-band
    then get some acupuncture. I was a skeptic until it worked for me, and I had it in both elbows at one time.
    the bandit helps reduce the stretching your torn tendon wants to do. steroid injection is a last resort and only
    masks the pain.
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    As a doc, I can tell you that when it comes to "shooters elbow" or "tennis elbow" or lateral epicondylalgia, time is really the best thing. Most times it will clear up on its own as long as you decrease the irritation. Trust me... changing guns isn't going to help since it is mostly the gripping of the firearm that causes the irritation. You can see an ortho elbow specialist, who might suggest PT/OT which might help speed things up, but sometimes does nothing. Injections rarely work as well. Really, time and decreasing the irritation and it will usually go away on its own.

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    Time to catch up on your reading. I suggest Ivan Doig.

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