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Old 06-21-2010, 11:54 AM   #11
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Normally for handgun checkouts, I use 15 yds. For accuracy practice, 15-50 yds. Draw and fire practice is 7-50 yds. I believe that if I can "center-mass" at 50, then I should be able to "center-mass" at 7.
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Old 06-21-2010, 12:48 PM   #12
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Yesterday the wife and I went out to our range so she could get in some practice in with her snub 38. She engaged IPSC targets from 2 yds to 10 yds. My reasoning is that would be about max distance in our home you would have a clear shot. Close in shots were taken one handed with the elbow tucked in to he side. As for me I usually shoot from about 3 yds to 25 yds. Most of it done at 10 to 15 yds.
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Old 06-27-2010, 03:37 AM   #13
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Me personally I shoot for self defense, not to be a marksman or compete. So I try different positions at 21feet and under. Just got drilled in my head at POST academy about lethal force under 21feet. So I do different hands, kneeling, prone, etc...
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10ft., 20ft., and 30ft.! I'm usually alone at the range, so I can do pretty much what I feel I need work on.

When others are there, however; the distance is 30ft. and beyond, no holster draws, and no rapin fire or motion shooting.
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Most of my pistol shooting is done at 7 yards but it ranges from 3-25. I'm starting to get into longer range pistol shooting but that's being done with a 357 and a 44 with long barrels.
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Originally Posted by Gatekeeper View Post
For CC/defensive practice I usually focus on between 3 and 10 yards, with the majority at 7 yards.
This is me as well. Very rarely do I go out past 10 yards with a handgun...
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Old 06-27-2010, 12:17 PM   #17
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Any more than 10 yards and it is not self defense.
While that is quite true CHLChris there are perfectly legal and reasonable reasons that a person may still need to fire their weapon for the DEFENSE of another person at ranges far beyond what most people seem to think are justified .

I had to draw my 357 when a group of men all armed with clubs and approaching my family while making a clear verbal threat to my wife and raising his baseball bat about to hit her , the range was about 20 feet but it could just have easily been at almost any distance since it happened in our front yard .

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I agree. I start at 7 yrds and work my way out to 25 yrds max, just for fun. I know that >7 is the range that will pay real dividends if a situation were to arrise.
Practice realistic distances, then have some fun further out! Just practice.
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Old 06-27-2010, 06:44 PM   #19
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With my .22 revolver or Mark I, I usually shoot at fired 12 ga hulls at 15 to 25 yds. With centerfires usually 5 to 25 yds. When I lived in the country I used to stretch it further, but don't wish to re-open that can of worms.
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Old 06-27-2010, 11:49 PM   #20
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I have always hear that most shoots occur in less than 10 feet.
Based on that I shoot my smaller guns at like 12-15 feet.
My .357 I shoot like 25 feet. (Getting better shoot the little guy in the corner about 15 feet and hit 3 of 5 on the body or face.) My new carry I just purchased I shot it about everything under 15. Of course one hand, two hand, left hand alll that stuff you should know how to do BEFORE carring.
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