I recently read a CNN story about a mass shooting. The statistic they gave for the number of shots fired seemed unrealistic but since I do not have a great knowledge I was not positive. The article I am referring to is the following: NY gunman fired 98 shots in about a minute, police chief says - CNN.com I am wondering if a 9mm pistol, non automatic, can fire 87 shots in about 1 min even if you reload it or it has a 50 round clip. I realize there is a great deal of variety but some general wisdom would help. The number just seems sketchy to me.