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Kruelgor 09-23-2009 07:36 PM

Can a marksman hit a man sized target with a 45 caliber handgun at 400 yards
 
Can a marksman hit a man sized target with a 45 caliber handgun at 400 yards with only 3 seconds to draw the gun and get off 2 shots?

Someone recently told me that it's a requirement for government hired mercenaries to accomplish this feat, but I don't believe it.

NGIB 09-23-2009 07:46 PM

Gecko45 probably could...

Dillinger 09-23-2009 07:50 PM

I assume you mean a standard .45 caliber pistol and not some custom rig.

Having said that, I am sure SOMEONE can do it, a time or two. I highly doubt there is a group of people all working for the government, of all places, that do it regularly.

I do believe someone is pulling your leg a bit...

No. I am pretty sure I can't do it without a TON of practice and a lot of luck. ;)

JD

Kruelgor 09-23-2009 07:53 PM

thanks for reply
 
Thanks for the replies, any idea what the effective range of a standard 45 cal pistol is?

Dillinger 09-23-2009 07:57 PM

Define effective.

I can hit a man sized target at 100 yards with my 1911 a couple of times with a mag of 8 shots. I wouldn't take that shot in a gun fight unless I was trying to keep heads down while I found a rifle.

Can the round hit and kill at a hundred yards? Sure it can. Would it be considered an "effective' weapon at that distance? Probably not...

JD

cpttango30 09-23-2009 08:49 PM

Dude I got some ocean front property in AZ I will sell it to you for $5 an acre.

OC357 09-23-2009 08:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cpttango30 (Post 164403)
Dude I got some ocean front property in AZ I will sell it to you for $5 an acre.

How many acres.........:D:D

OC

jeepcreep927 09-23-2009 10:01 PM

Crap, guess I'll never be a government hired merc...:mad:

rifleman1 09-23-2009 10:04 PM

the only person i can think of that might pull this shot off would be Bob Munden.

IGETEVEN 09-23-2009 10:09 PM

Nope. ;)

Jack the Man


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