View Poll Results: What is the largest CoC you can close with either hand individually?

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  • Guide ("G"): 60 lbs

    0 0%
  • Sport ("S"): 80 lbs

    2 3.28%
  • Trainer ("T"): 100 lbs

    9 14.75%
  • Point Five: 120 lbs

    4 6.56%
  • No. 1: 140 lbs

    14 22.95%
  • No. 1.5: 167.5 lbs

    14 22.95%
  • No. 2: 195 lbs

    13 21.31%
  • No 2.5: 237.5 lbs

    5 8.20%
  • No. 3: 280 lbs

    0 0%
  • No. 3.5: 322.5 lbs

    0 0%
  • No. 4: 365 lbs

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Thread: Captains of Crush Grippers: What's your grip strength?

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    Captains of Crush Grippers: What's your grip strength?

    What is the largest CoC gripper you can completely close, unassisted with each hand?

    Success means starting with the gripper in the single hand completely open and closing it only with the strength of that hand until the metal grips contact each other. Success needs to achieved with both the left and right hands individually to count. So, say you can close a #2 with your right hand for 1 rep but only a #1 for 10 reps with your left hand; then you'd vote for #1. Feel free to post more specific details.

    I've at times been preoccupied with my grip strength, or lack thereof, and how it is or isn't affecting my recoil control and other fitness goals. My local gym just put out some CoC grippers so I had a chance to play with them today. I was able to close the Sport ("S") for multiple reps with either hand, however, I was not able to close the Trainer ("T") for even one rep with either hand, even after ample rest.

    I'm curious what the average max crush grip strength is among proficient shooters. Of course, there may be more important metrics (weight held closed for certain duration of time, or while moving trigger finger freely, or some other testing equipment), but this is the first objective metric I've ever had access to.

    Any thoughts on this subject are welcome and appreciated.

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    Site Supporter JHC's Avatar
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    Trainer. Have a hand me down #1 from my son I haven't closed yet. Lol
    “Timers record what happened, that’s all. Don’t let them make you feel like you have to move or shoot faster, let the eyes be in charge and dictate the speed. Chillax and Let It Do!” - Frank Proctor

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    This video might be of interest

    I also made sure to do preventative exercises to help prevent over training.

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    Site Supporter Bill Nesbitt's Avatar
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    Feb 2011

    These are the ones I got after I injured my shoulder and had to start from scratch. Probably lighter than any of the CoC.

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    Murder Machine, Harmless Fuzzball TCinVA's Avatar
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    I can barely close a #2 with my right hand. Not quite with my left.

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    Site Supporter MVS's Avatar
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    Don't know. I have a trainer that I can get 15 reps with, but don't have a heavier one here.

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    I do sets of 10 with the trainer. I keep meaning to order a number 1.

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    Site Supporter Peally's Avatar
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    I only own the Sports, and can close them fine, but if I do it about 5 times I'll definitely feel it in my hand and need to take a day off from them.

    Yes I am a pussy. I don't know how handy they are for me to increase my shooting potential, but I do use them to preemptively combat any gripping related injuries I may incur. Far more often I use a theraband and rubber bands for my fingers though.
    Semper Gumby, Always Flexible

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    Site Supporter Paul Sharp's Avatar
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    The #2 is as far as I've gone with grippers. I get a lot of grip work from other stuff I do so I've never really been a gripper maniac.
    "There is magic in misery. You need to constantly fail. Always bite off more than you can chew, put yourself in situations where you don't succeed then really analyze why you didn't succeed." - Dean Karnazes

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    If these are to shoot better, considering the potential for injury, I don't think the juice is worth the squeeze.

    Between dry and live fire, I get plenty of gripping practice.
    Likes pretty much everything in every caliber.

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