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Old 10-21-2011, 02:29 AM   #31
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That's funny, but I was in the lane next to an idiot actually doing that. He had brought his girlfriend and that was as far away as she could hit the target. After the third time I took a hit in the face from target blowback I told him to move the effing target.
I do not understand why this is funny. It is a paper target on a cardboard mount in an indoor range. "Target blowback"? as a newer shooter, I do not know what happened to you. I suppose that bits of a target were "blown back" while being struck and struck you in the face. I can see this happening outside with a strong breeze, but not indoors with exhaust fans sucking the air out of the room.
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See Canebrake's post earlier in the thread. That is what I followed when I first started throwing lead down range. He seem's pretty knowledgable about things.

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i like to practice my pistol shooting from 5-10 yards. some slowfire and some fast.

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I practice mostly at 7 yards. When I am practicing 'point & shoot', I start at 3 yds & move out to 7. When I am ready to renew my CHL, I'll practice the 3 yd., 7 yd. & 15 yd. routine that they use for qualification.

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100-1000 yards

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5-15 yards-depending on which pistol it is and for what purpose.

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If I am practicing typical SD scenarios I shoot from 4-10 yards depending on the gun. I will push the envelope with my .22s and some of my "hand cannons". From a rest I will attempt up to 100 yards with my .44 Magnum and my .45 Colt.
If you would like to see some awesome long distance shooting with sidearms go to "Youtube" and look at some of Hickok45's videos. He hits metal targets at 230 yards with pistols as small as a Glock 26.

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Since I only shoot competition, I practice with my pistols at 25m and with my .22 Rifle at 50m.

Sometimes, when I go to a different range, I shoot rifels at 100m.

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See Canebrake's post earlier in the thread. That is what I followed when I first started throwing lead down range. He seem's pretty knowledgable about things.
Don't tell him that, his head is already big enough.
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See Canebrake's post earlier in the thread. That is what I followed when I first started throwing lead down range. He seem's pretty knowledgable about things.
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