Long Range Pistol shooting

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by Yunus, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. Yunus

    Yunus New Member

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    Here's a good article on long range pistol shooting out to 700 yards.

    Long-Range Pistol Shooting: Find the Right Sight Alignment | Outdoor Life Survival

     
  2. Poink88

    Poink88 New Member

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    How credible is it?
     

  3. orangello

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  4. Phrenzy

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    Cool article.
    I'm certainly no expert but when I was doing research before getting my first handgun I Did a load of research into the FN five seven and i Think he's right about it being a good choice at range.
    He's probably right about the round not going through anything much and still hitting the target but at 500 plus yards I would have thought a 9mm would be even worse in that respect. I'd have thought a faster pointier round would deal better with that sort of problem...particularly if you use the clever high speed heavier third party loaded five seven ammo, or since it sounds like he conducts some sort of military or police training he might be allowed to use the otherwise banned military five seven ammo...

    Still I've never shot a pistol at ranges anything like that, what sorta round do you think would be best for a job like that?
     
  5. sweeper22

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    I lot of revolvers calibers would be decent, but they're not exactly typical "service" rounds. I suppose among the calibers that are carried within the vast homeland security web, 357sig would probably be one of the better choices. 9mm bullet, but 25% faster. Although most 357sig FMJs do have a flat-nose, ala 40sw.

    If I ever had reason to engage someone at several hundred hards with a pistol, I'd sure like it to be an AR-type 5.56.
     
  6. IGETEVEN

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    It's possible, but not reliable. I would personally, eat my packed lunch and wait till the tango got close enough, say 15-20 yrds, that a round hitting him would do a little damage. :rolleyes:

    At 700 yrds, "At this range you're going to need luck on your side" - the authors own words.
     
  7. orangello

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    So, the contract said pistols only. Wouldn't a .44 magnum be a little better at distance than a 9mm? Maybe a .44mag with a looooooong barrel even? Or am i missing the point that the "contract" was in place to prevent them from actually shooting anyone?

    Even if they are carrying something i personally enjoy, i look at border-hopping mules about like i do bears, good = dead or gone.
     
  8. cpttango30

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    Shooting long range with a pistol is not all that hard. Just get yourself a TC contender in 7mm-08 or a Remington XP-100 in 260 Rem. Slap a 3-12x40mm Burris pistol scope on top and have at it.
     
  9. m72law

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    this thread reminds me of this vid...[ame=http://youtu.be/mKFSN8Z9RnI]YouTube - ‪glock long range pistol shooting (352 yards)‬‏[/ame]

    if the guys contract only allowed him to carry pistols...why not carry AR/AK/ECT...pistols??i mean,thats what they are:rolleyes:
     
  10. Yunus

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    Keep in mind his goal in the article is not to be a pistol sniper but to get close enough to supress fire from an incoming enemy squad.
     
  11. orangello

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    The author should consider marketing decals for the slide on various models of glock & such, decals marked like the rear sight on an AK or something (100 yards, 200 yards, etc.). You KNOW the ninjas would looooove them.
     
  12. SFC

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    I use to compete with the Thompson Center Contender 30 Herrett and I do not believe I would want to be on the receiving end of that 30 cal. bullet at any distance.