What is the longest distance you shoot your carry gun

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by 45nut, Jul 23, 2012.

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Longest distance you shoot a carry gun?

Poll closed Jul 27, 2012.
  1. 10 yards

    6 vote(s)
    15.4%
  2. 15 yards

    5 vote(s)
    12.8%
  3. 25 yards

    14 vote(s)
    35.9%
  4. 30 yards plus

    14 vote(s)
    35.9%
  1. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    That's all good! One thing to get down and that is one shot at a time, getting that down and practiceing getting your groups tighter. And then faster shots.
    One thing that is the MOST improtant, is your grip control, trigger control and consistency with your grip every time.
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  2. buildit

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    Thanks, at the end of this video you can see my current average grouping and my stance and grip.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G79A--ewrtk
  3. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    It's all good, and each person shoots with a differnt stance as long as your consistant and it feels right. I myself like the Boxing stance and it seems my balance is more spread out and equal. Practiceing Stance, Sight picture, trigger control and Grip control with every shooting over and over and it'll tighten up your groups. Its all about constancy.
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  4. RunningOnMT

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    Ten yards. Beyond that I'm lucky to hit the backing board :D. You would think that if you can shoot a 5" group @ 10 yds, you'd be able to shoot a 10" group @ 20 yds. It doesn't work out that way for me.
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    I voted 25 yards. I carry compacts so anything ferther than that is a real reach. Even 25 yards can be a reach depending on which weapon im using at the time.
  6. aa1911

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    don't underestimate compacts! I took a nice deer two seasons ago with a Glock 23 (4" barrel) at about 25 meters; first round missed, second dropped him dead, only ran about 100m and bled out (torso shot). those were with low power reloads (rainier HP's) too.

    Buildit, like mentioned above, start with one round at a time slow fire; once you are hitting consistent, turn it up until you start throwing flyers; then dial it back down a bit and repeat. You could practice extremely slow 100% of the time actually, when the stress is on in the moment, your muscle memory will take over and you will be amazed at how fast you can (accurately) shoot! Don't worry so much about speed unless you're in a self defense mode or competition mode.

    this is kind of a joke now at the range but, "slow is smooth, smooth is fast"
  7. gdmoody

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    I voted the 25 yards, too. I carry a Sig P238 (.380) and most of my shooting 25 yards or less. Every shooting session, I set clay pigeons up at 50 yards and shoot them with the P238. I hit them but I am not going to sit here and say that I don't miss 8 out of 10 times. No matter what I am practicing with, I shoot at 50 yards
  8. stumpjumper

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    the range closest to me only has 12 and 25 yard setups. so i shoot both. at 12yds. with my edc, i can group everything in a 6x9 target. weak hand, due tp a broken wrist years ago, and lack of strength, maybe 70% hit that size. at 25yrds. about 60/40 hit. and forget about lefty. now my 380, 2" groups at 12. all in a 12x12 @25. have to figure it's the extra 3/4" of barrel. Hopefully, at anything over 20yds, you're running away from me, so wouldn't fire anyway
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    I've been practicing weak hand religiously for years and I still can't hit crap that way! Slowly getting better but jeez...

    I guess one exception to my 100yd challenge rule is my NAA PUG .22mag revolver with the 1" barrel = max range of about 5 yards! most everything else can reach out a good ways though. (not sure why there's even sights on it, pretty much worthless)
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    Well, as of tonight I found a trick that works well for aiming and muzzle control on the glock. Using it I placed 20 rounds on paper at roughly 30ft. It had a weird grouping to it with half in the lower left and the rest upper right.:confused: Is there a common issue that would cause groupings like that? Also, watching myself on video I see I am still flinching.:( Any hints from the pros?
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    those of you talking about 100 yards, are you sure you don't mean 100 feet?

    anyway, my range has 65 ft lanes so i usually shoot at about 35 - 40 feet. i thought most defensive shoots happen inside 20.
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    i talk meters , but i'm a UN victim
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    I'm no pro by any standards, but if your flinching, your're anticipating the shot.
    What may help is dry fireing. "squeeze" the trigger and keep your sight picture and dont anticipate what follows the trigger break.

    Dont practice rapid fire until you get that flinch taken care of. Practice squeezing the trigger and keeping your sight picture and dont anticipate the recoil of the shot! If you dont know when the trigger will break, you're less apt to flinch.
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  14. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    ...yards here. 25,50 and so on...yards.
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    Cool idea, thanks.

    I talk yards, back yard. :lmao2:
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