Having severed the ulna nerve years ago,even after regaining strength would get charlie horses if used much.So wanting to qualify for a cc license shooting 48 rds 6 at a time,with possible feed problems,went on a quest to find any pistol easy to operate.I can rack a 45 slide just cant do it many times in a row in 100 deg heat.The solution while it can be expensive need not be.
My solution was a PT22,Beretta also makes a 22,25 and even a 32 acp in tip up barrel designs,even an older 86 model in 380 but not small overall.
The tip up barrel allows one to load unload,even clear jams easily by turning upside down and tipping barrel,after removing mag,has a mag safty as well.
Stiff da pulls yet accurate for close range,something even the weak hand can operate as small little recoil in 22 or 25 and the tomcat,bobcat berettas while tad more money are affordable about 300,gave 200 for my taurus,its about as dependable as any 22 rim fire,they do like to be clean as its a small area the combustion one and its a bit dirty so every 50 rds just wipe it out-easy tip barrel up,no feed extractor,wipe reload and go.
Oh yeah 48 out of 48,did qualify and an odd thing winchester 40 grain out of this short barrel are dum dums at 7-11 yards and beyond,test on utube out of a rifle only does it in gel at that distance.
This is the actual target I qualified on,instructor did a double take.
And yes shorts and t shirt cc this,45 in in the truck,needs a set of wheels to haul around.