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. aa1911

    aa1911 Active Member

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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"
  2. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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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
  3. 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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    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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    buildit, Zane is giving you good advice, practice dry fire, no flinch, then bring it to the range with live fire. The chart below is called a right hand correction chart. Maybe this will help some. When I first started shooting pistols, I had a lot of the same problems that you do, and so does just about everyone else. A little help from a friend with dry firing the gun, and what to look for went a long way!

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    100 yards hogger! "You can hit at 100, 150 or even 200 yards with one–if you are up to it mentally, know your pistol and practice".
    http://www.handgunsmag.com/2010/09/24/tactics_training_shot_022305/
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    Nice, never seen this chart before. You guys are full of good stuff. I'm going to hold you upside down and shake you all to see what drops out like a cartoon. :lmao2: Seriously, thank you.
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    I shoot my carry gun (Sig 226) all the way out to 100 yards. I don't hit much at 100 yards, but it's sure is rewarding when you connect at that range.
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    Excellent chart Carver!
    I was with the CCW instuctor on the last class and watched as the shooters was doing their shooting part of the class. Alot of new, first time shoters there. I'd watch as the where about to squeeze off a round and alot where at the 6'oclock on your chart.
    After a few times with the instuctor showing/teaching, they went to the 11'oclock on the chart and in time, they all was spot on.
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    Porch light is on and the coffee is always hot at the little hut in the woods. Drag your désolé cul up here and by the end of the day I will have you hitting the target at 100 yards and scaring the bejesus out of it at 200 yards.

    100' ..... le coup de pied au cul!!!
  17. aa1911

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    look up '400 yard glock shooting' on youtube, guy gets rounds on target, no kidding!

    Carver, excellent write-up in the link you provided above.
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    but then there's this brilliant fella...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WD43dKI2ug

    700 yards guy? A 7.62 NATO wouldn't even travel that fast not to mention the report sounds like it's less than 100m away. Nice try though...
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    What size target are people talking about when shooting? I'm using 8.5 X 11 sheets of paper (8 inch diameter targets) at 30ft.
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    B-27
    Target Paper
    35" x 45"
    50 Yard
    Police Pistol Silhouette

    I also shoot steel.

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