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Old 09-23-2009, 07:36 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 09-23-2009, 07:46 PM   #2
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Gecko45 probably could...

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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.

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

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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...

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

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How many acres.........

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

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

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Nope.

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