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Discussion in 'Handguns' started by NewToTX, Feb 19, 2018.
If you're calling me a blind swine, then... well I guess I do resemble that remark, lol.
With young eyes, good technique, the proper equipment, and good ammo, it's possible to consistently hold 1 MOA with a pistol.
The pistols look like this:
...and until you've shot one, you can't understand what's possible.
Oh, and those snuff cans? The last time I saw an IHMSA shoot-off using snuff cans was before the rules were changed to require target-shaped targets for shoot-offs. In the early days, anything could be used as a target to break ties. Anyway, the last time I saw it done, the snuff cans were painted orange and laid flat on the rail. The visible target was less than three inches wide and less than an inch tall. The winner hit 3 of 5 in 2 minutes.
Here's a more normal shoot. These targets are about 5 inches across the body, being shot at 200 meters with iron-sight pistols. Note the banter; the shooters are taking note of POI changes of an inch or two as if those are significant. Why? Because they are significant. Shooters at this level expect to be able to hit something half this size every time. These chickens, under good conditions, are virtual "gimmes" for shooters who are on top of their game.
If you don't believe snuff cans at 200 can be hit more often than not with iron-sight handguns, from position, then you haven't spent enough time around people who know how to shoot.
Why I bought a Dan Wesson 15-2 pistol pac in the 1st place.
3 to 50 yards, but not the same amount of rounds at each. 75 - 80% of MY practice is at 3 to 20 yards. The rest is at 25 & 50. I try to shoot small groups at longer ranges, then speed it up, if I can.
Of course, when the question of "practice" comes up in a section marked "handguns", the context that comes to MY mind is skills practice with a defensive pistol, from arm's length to about 50 yards. I CAN hit with my EDC beyond 50 yards, but I'm afraid that no snuf-can need fear me from 200 yards out.
That’s not a pistol.
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I change distance after every ten rounds and I shoot at 5, 7, 10, 15, 20, 25yds. Not in order, but random distances until I've shot at them all, then with whatever additional ammo I have I continue to vary distances until I'm satisfied with my results. Our shooting league matches are 5 rounds of different distances, each round of 10 shots in 15 seconds. Sometimes 5, change mags, then 5 more in 20 seconds. At distances we do not know until just before that round. Last Friday night, I shot a 500 out of 500. 6 inch circle = 10pts, next circle out 8, 5, 3, 0. In last months match I shot 496/500. I practice to what i compete! btw, Canik TP9sfx with Burris FastFire III.
I like to practice at the 3 yd line. Then I don't miss the paper as often.
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That's so cute.
I've heard the same thing said about free pistols, rapid fire pistols, AR-pattern pistols, mini-revolvers, Deagles, and plenty of others.
They're all pistols; they're just built to accomplish different tasks.
When shooting at the DPS range in Florence a few weeks ago, they had us shoot at 50...qualified with my New Agent w/3 inch barrel. Did pretty well...