Thread: Quick question on needle size
12-03-2005, 10:49 AM #1
Quick question on needle size
I have always used 1", 25guage needles for glute shots. I am fairly lean. When I push the needle in, I go the whole way in and the barrel of the syringe will actuall dimple the skin, so the needle goes in pretty far.
It was recomended to me to use 1 1/2 23 guage for glutes.
Here is my question, I want to go to 1 1/2, 23 guage to make sure I go deep into the muscle. How far should the needle go in, fully or should some of it be visable? If I go the whole way in with the needle, should I still dimple the skin with the barrel of the syringe?
If the needle should be partly visable, it seems like it would be harder to steady.
12-03-2005, 11:08 AM #2
You are changing the size of the needle, not the length. Just do what you have been doing.
12-03-2005, 11:08 AM #3
I leave alittle out in case in breaks off, want to be able to get to it, but chances of it breaking, not very much, but I like to be safe then sorry.
12-03-2005, 11:11 AM #4
you never wont to push all the way in. leve a 1/16 out so if for what ever resion it brake you can grab it. i had one brake on me once. if i was to have pushed in all the way. i would have had to gone to the doc to get it it.
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12-03-2005, 11:29 AM #6Originally Posted by RuckusReilly
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12-03-2005, 11:29 AM #8Originally Posted by RuckusReilly
12-03-2005, 11:29 AM #9Originally Posted by gsxxr
12-03-2005, 11:51 AM #10
Zapp, I am going up in length and gauge.
Gsxxr/BigGuns: I never had one break, but there is always that first time, so I will take your advice. So I will put the needle in the whole way except leave about 1/16" or so out. Now I am used to going the whole way in. It seems easier to steady as I am pushing the plunger. Is it going to be very hard to steady the needle since the barrel won't be resting on anything?
12-03-2005, 11:52 AM #11
the first few times you will find it a little hard. but you will get use to it.
12-03-2005, 11:52 AM #12
i like to use a 19g for my bicepts! makes it go in SMOOTHE!
12-03-2005, 12:05 PM #13
19Guage?? Don't know about going thick.
Another questions. This may be stupid, but the syringes that I buy are the thick. I saw some picts of real thing ones. Probably about a 1/4" thick. They seem like they would be easier to inject with. The ones I buy now are about 1/2" thick. If anyone could tell me where I could buy these syringes, on the net in the US, please send me a pm if you don't mind.
I have slin pins that are like this. The barrel is real thin.
12-03-2005, 12:10 PM #14
just get the ones from AR there BD.
Tai is fill of shit he does not shoot with a 19g
12-03-2005, 12:15 PM #15
I figured as much. I will check out AR for the pins. Thanks guys.
Originally Posted by gsxxr
12-03-2005, 12:23 PM #16Originally Posted by lzicc
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