Originally Posted by therewolf
...and look how well you did with a 50 yard target. IMO,
a reasonable distance for a pistol...
I bet you'd have trouble with those clay pigeons with a
22LR and rifle ammo. Would you really line up on an animal
with a 22 from that distance?
No, I wouldn't shoot at an animal at 100yds with the .22 pistol I use shoot the clays off the berm. I do that from a rested position on the bench for no other reason than sight picture, trigger control, and oh by the way...it's fun. Would I shoot critters from 100 yards with a .22 RIFLE? Yep. Many bunnies and ground squirrells have met their end that way.
The above 50-yard target is off hand with a sub-compact backup gun working from a concealment holster shooting as fast as I can and still keep holes on the sil. I do that
to know I can get hits I may NEED to get with a BUG. I certainly don't EVER expect to have to engage a target with a BUG at much more than 3-10 FEET and certainly NOT at 50 yds...but the fact remains...if you ONLY drill yourself at 3-10 feet with your BUG, you're not pushing yourself.
Am I absolutely confident that I could and WOULD get center mass hits from the bench at 100 yards with the Glock 27? Absolutely.
Would I feel confident that I could get center mass (in a 10 or 12 inch circle) hits at 100 yards with the Glock 27 from a standing off-hand position taking my time? Yes.
Would I reasonably expect to get hits at 100 yards from a concealment holster shooting as fast as I could?
No. Absolutely not. I wouldn't be confident that my rounds would impact close enough to worry
Then again...if some douchetard is shooting at ME from 50 - 100 yards with a handgun...I am simply going to de-ass the area. That just solved the problem for me. I don't get paid to run TO the sound of gunfire any longer.
If the same douchetard is shooting at ME with a rifle...I am going to de-ass the area...or find rock solid hard cover and hide proudly until the cavalry arrives, he runs out of ammo, or I get a chance to nail the SOB from a solid rested position. In no way am I going to go toe to toe and slug it out. Hell, I'll probably empty a hole magazine in his direction HOPING for nothing more than to get his head down long enough for me to do a Lynyrd Skynyrd and "Gimme Three Steps....."
The stone cold reality is this: Short barreled revolvers and semiautos are NO LESS INHERENTLY MECHANICALLY
accurate than longer barreled handguns. Their ONLY impediments to accuracy are shorter sight radius and poor trigger control on the part of the operator of the gun.
If I am in a shooting scrape at any kind of distance, my first choice is going to be a rifle. Preferably a rifle with a dot or glass sighted in dead-nuts at 100 yards.
It's all about practice, training, and trigger control.