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Old 12-08-2009, 08:18 PM   #11
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For practical purposes I keep it inside 10yards. For fun, I shoot out to 25yards just to see what I can do. I count all the hits as dumb luck at that range.

I wholeheartedly agree with you! At any range, shooting handguns is just fun.

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Old 12-08-2009, 08:53 PM   #12
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I usually shoot at around 20 yards or 50 yards. It's more because of the range than anything else. It would be nice to have a 5 yard and 10 yard target to shoot but the chance of getting hit with shrapnel goes up when your that close where I shoot.
Really? 50 yards? What kind of pistol do you shoot at 50 yards?
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Old 12-08-2009, 09:52 PM   #13
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Really? 50 yards? What kind of pistol do you shoot at 50 yards?
There are big bore long barreled pistols used for hunting that will shoot accurately over 50 yds and even to 100 yds. For instance, the law in Ohio is .357 or larger, 5" barrel or longer and walled cartridge.
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i hit a gallon milk jug 1 out if 6 shots the one time i tried it at 50 yards or so with my ruger .357 mag revolver w/ 6 inch barrel, but i usually shoot hand guns at somewhere around 7-10 yards. maybe up to 20 if i'm doing good.

for me, pistol range is 0-20 yds, shotgun is 20-50 yds (a little farther with slugs), and 50+ yds is rifle range.

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There are big bore long barreled pistols used for hunting that will shoot accurately over 50 yds and even to 100 yds. For instance, the law in Ohio is .357 or larger, 5" barrel or longer and walled cartridge.
Right, just wondering what Yunus uses at that range.
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Really? 50 yards? What kind of pistol do you shoot at 50 yards?
My glock model 22 and my 1911 and even .22 LR in a ruger Mark IV and Walther p22. I'm not shooting for bullseye accuracy at that range, it's a 4' tall 3' wide metal plate I'm shooting and I know I hit it when I hear the 'ting'.
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Thanks, I understand.

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Old 12-09-2009, 12:12 AM   #18
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50 to 100 yards with a 44 Redhawk, striving to hit smaller targets at those ranges helps me to more accurate at 25 to 35 yards which is the average distance that I have shot most of the deer I've gotten. For my XDm and Cougar 40's, 7 to 20 yards. For purposes of taking care of any future BG's, the further away from me that they are taken care of the less likely I'll be wounded or killed, of course this is hoping for best case scenario because more than likely deadly battles with BG's will be within 10 yards. Considering how close that is one better be really good at totally incapacitating the attacker before they are able to put a round into you.

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The length of my hallway is the farthest I practice with my handgun, about 12-15 feet. Since nearly all gunfights have occurred at the 5-10 ft range, this is a good practice distance for me. I am assuming we are talking mostly self defense and not hunting. I just can't see practicing with a handgun at 25 yards(other than hunting). If you need to shoot an attacker at 25 yards, they are probably running away. If not, I sure hope you have your rifle handy.

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I normally warm up at 7 yards, then run the target back in small increments to 15 (Max distance at my regular range). I do use the partitions on either side to practice getting on target from around a corner with either hand, work from standing to kneeling and back, and other drills in close. I was fragged twice last year (Once in the chin and the other in the neck) so shrapnel is a very valid concern.

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