Can a marksman hit a man sized target with a 45 caliber handgun at 400 yards

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  1. Kruelgor

    Kruelgor New Member

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    Can a marksman hit a man sized target with a 45 caliber handgun at 400 yards with only 3 seconds to draw the gun and get off 2 shots?

    Someone recently told me that it's a requirement for government hired mercenaries to accomplish this feat, but I don't believe it.
     
  2. NGIB

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    Gecko45 probably could...
     

  3. Dillinger

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    I assume you mean a standard .45 caliber pistol and not some custom rig.

    Having said that, I am sure SOMEONE can do it, a time or two. I highly doubt there is a group of people all working for the government, of all places, that do it regularly.

    I do believe someone is pulling your leg a bit...

    No. I am pretty sure I can't do it without a TON of practice and a lot of luck. ;)

    JD
     
  4. Kruelgor

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    thanks for reply

    Thanks for the replies, any idea what the effective range of a standard 45 cal pistol is?
     
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  5. Dillinger

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    Define effective.

    I can hit a man sized target at 100 yards with my 1911 a couple of times with a mag of 8 shots. I wouldn't take that shot in a gun fight unless I was trying to keep heads down while I found a rifle.

    Can the round hit and kill at a hundred yards? Sure it can. Would it be considered an "effective' weapon at that distance? Probably not...

    JD
     
  6. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Dude I got some ocean front property in AZ I will sell it to you for $5 an acre.
     
  7. OC357

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    How many acres.........:D:D

    OC
     
  8. jeepcreep927

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    Crap, guess I'll never be a government hired merc...:mad:
     
  9. rifleman1

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    the only person i can think of that might pull this shot off would be Bob Munden.
     
  10. IGETEVEN

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    Nope. ;)

    Jack the Man
     
  11. SGT-MILLER

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    Whatever...I can do it easily with my Jennings J22..........
     
  12. IGETEVEN

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    Sgt Miller........ :)

    Jack the Man
     
  13. SGT-MILLER

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    I know this guy...part time mercenary, part time mall security, and he got me these .22 rounds that are special made. They have a tungsten bullet and they go about 4500 fps. They recoil really light, tho......

    :)
     
  14. OC357

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    Oooooh craaaap.....you know him too???:eek::D

    OC
     
  15. gorknoids

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    November Foxtrot Whiskey.
     
  16. skullcrusher

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    Last I heard, the guy lost his job at the mall. I saw him wearing a cow costume in front of Chick-Fil-A. I took the long way around just in case. :D
     
  17. dnthmn2004

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  18. dnthmn2004

    dnthmn2004 New Member

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    yeah yeah yeah... still impressive
     
  19. gadrooning

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