What Would You Consider Good Shooting?

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by egghead, May 5, 2011.

  1. egghead

    egghead New Member

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    Thinking 10 yards, slow fire with an off the shelf center-fire handgun. Two inch groups, one inch groups?
     
  2. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Egghead,

    My thoughts would be it would depend upon the experience the shooter had. And the familiarity with the weapon. A new shooter probably would be good doing 3" groups a 10 yards while someone with a lot of practice and experience maybe 2". The match shooter who has been developing his skill for some years and the gifted shooter with practice and experience possibly 1". But I would say with in a 2" group would be the normal for a good shooter that is not a Master. Then again for most people the caliber would have a bearing on it also basing it on recoil and etc.

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  3. wb_carpenter

    wb_carpenter New Member

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    Hard to say I personally could keep 3-5 shots inside 2" but outside 1" with my M&P9 compact if I really take my time.

    With a .22 its a bit easier.

    I am no expert but a decent shooter.
     
  4. General_lee

    General_lee New Member

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    I consider good shooting to be hitting what I aim at. :D
     
  5. egghead

    egghead New Member

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    I'm pleased when I see a hole in the target, but I was wondering what most experienced shooters would consider solid.
     
  6. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Depending on which handgun I am using.
    One will put 5 rounds of .45 touching each other at 15 yards.
    Another will put 5 rounds of 9mm within 4" of each other at 15 yards.

    Both are acceptable to me. So which is the best group?
     
  7. WDB

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    Three or four inch groups at 30' is a pretty good shooter at slow fire. Two inch groups is a person who has training/practices often. One inch groups is competition shooter.
     
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  8. yellowhand

    yellowhand New Member

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    4 inch hole at 15 yards

    Cut a hole 4 inches in diameter into your target center mass, set target at 15 yards, and slap yourself upside the head each time you shoot and see a smaller hole anywhere on your target smaller than four inches.:D

    For real, cutting a hole in your target and shooting thru the hole will get you off the idea of placing each round on top on one another.

    As you get better, make the hole an inch smaller, move the target stand near and far, known and unknown distances, sideways on to where you're standing,etc.

    Combat handgunning is getting multiple rounds around/in center mass at odd angles and unknown distances.

    The hole method also saves your targets.

    Works well for target shooting as well, hole is just smaller:D
     
  9. canebrake

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    Is the question asked regarding competition shooting or fight shooting? Makes a huge difference.

    The short answer;

    Competition shooting, you should have a hard time telling how many bullets went through that one hole in the target's 10 ring.

    Fight shooting, anywhere in the coke bottle.
     
  10. cjbubbadoc

    cjbubbadoc New Member

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    effective 8", good 2", damn good 1" at 25 feet. Better than that is knowing where the bullet will go before it leaves the case.
     
  11. SK2344

    SK2344 New Member

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    I never think in terms of Groups because I'm not a Target Shooter. I practice Self Defense Shooting all the time and I consider good shooting for myself is hitting Center Mass at the required self defense distance all the time. That's it!
     
  12. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Finally, someone that understands fight shooting!

    IMHO, any distance > 30 feet isn't self defense, it's hunting.

    "Multiple traumas to multiple systems."

    "Drop the blood pressure, drop the target."


    Like I tell my daughter (as she shoots my pants off) "Anywhere inside the Coke bottle."
     

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  13. egghead

    egghead New Member

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    "I could very well be mistaken, but I don't think a hollow point is necessary when you’re shooting a bullet the size of a small child. - F Cross"

    Now THAT made me laugh.
     
  14. wb_carpenter

    wb_carpenter New Member

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    I think we are talking about target shooting when the op mentions "groups".

    Good defensive shooters should be able to do the 10/10/10 drill.

    10yds,10shots,10 seconds without missing a paper plate.

    When I practice CCW draws and training I stick to double tap practice and point shooting.