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What do you feel is your maximum distance?

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Old 06-21-2013, 09:57 PM   #1
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Default What do you feel is your maximum distance?

This is not about bragging rights or to win a prize.

I'm curious what you think your maximum effective range distance is with a handgun. Keeping 5 rounds on a piece of paper that is 24" square.

I have made some decent shots out to 135 yards, but for this I feel confident out to 60 yards.

What is your distance?

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Old 06-21-2013, 11:00 PM   #2
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The furthest I have ever shot with a handgun was at a half gallon milk jug at 100 yards just for laughs.
I shot at it standing with my ruger mark iii .22 and actually hit 4/10 shots.

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Well, with THIS one, I go a bit further out.....


For ones like this, 60-65 yds.


For these, 25 yds-

What we have here is... failure- to communicate.
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I'll simply assume we're not talking about

scope-mounted, long-barreled 22LRs.

With a 1911A1 or 92FS, 50 yards, tops.
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For me because I really don't shoot pistols that often I don't even own a pistol my parents and most my family do So I shot a few 25 yards with a good revolver low recoil maybe a 38
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25 yards all day long..

Use to anyway until I was stricken with adult onset nuero muscular disease
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I can barely hit a soup can at 10 yards, so I doubt I could some sheet of paper at any more.
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I am very confident and will hit my target with my .45 out to 50 yards. My 45 is set up to aim at 6 O clock on the bullseye at 25 yards, and dead center of the bullseye at 50 yards. This comes from all the years shooting 3 gun NRA bullseye competition matches. Keep in mind, NRA 3 gun bullseye is done with one hand grip only.
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I know I could do this at 50 yards with most of my handguns. With a long barrelled revolver I'd probably be good a little further out.
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I have no problem up to 50 yards with my EDC, at 75 to 100 yards a bad guy would have 50% chance of not being hit. I do practice with the long guns from 100 to 300 yards

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