Military weapons were sighted to a "Point Blank" range. The Navy firing a conical was sighted to strike the POI at 75 Yards. Holding on an enemies belt buckle the bullet would be a certain amount above or below the line of sight. This is a point blank hold. These were not target pistols. Hits in the upper torso neck and head even at one hundred yards were often fatal. Most people shot with percussion handguns died 3 days later from infection.