Question about target and training at the range

Discussion in 'Training & Safety' started by JLRTech, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. JLRTech

    JLRTech New Member

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    Hi all. Kind of a novice here. At the range most of the people have their targets at 10 yards, so I've been doing the same with the M9A1. Seems kind of close to me, but I didn't want to be overly ambitious. What kind of yardage should I be able to reliably hit to consider myself 'doing ok'?
     
  2. 7point62

    7point62 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Nothing wrong with cutting your teeth at 10 yrds when you consider that most real gunfights in the civilian world are that close or closer. You can work your way out to 30 yrds for target practice with the 9, but the object should be the mechanics, i.e. engaging, changing mags, your speed of target acquisition and your overall level of competence. I can take a pistol out to 70 yards, rest the butt, adjust for drop and hit the target...but it's just for fun. Once you feel adept, increase your range. My belief is any time you're shooting live ammo it's good experience...and it only adds to your learning curve when you experiment.
     

  3. JLRTech

    JLRTech New Member

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    Thanks, appreciate the advice!
     
  4. JD1969

    JD1969 New Member

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    I like to practice at several different yardages. I start at around 10 yards and "warm up". After that I take it in to maybe 6-8 yards and use my snub nose that I pocket carry. After that I take it out to 25 and switch to another "fun gun". 25 yards is just for fun and to see how I can group and maybe to pick on a buddy if they are with me. We usually go for beers after and the worst group at 25 yards buys the first round.
     
  5. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    I shoot 7, 10, 15, 25 yards most of the time when I'm on the pistol range.
     
  6. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    mostly 15yards or less is good for HD/SD practice. i like to shoot at 25yds to see how i can do. and often it seems to be a fun distance to play with