Video, having fun shooting S&W638 at 50 yards.


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Elvishead
September 1, 2008, 11:55 PM
I have this on another gun forum, but I thought I'd share it here too.

Last Tuesday (8-26-08) I was asked to leave the handgun range (25yards)and finish the night of shooting in the empty rifle range (50yards).

So right away, I decide to shoot my little S&W Airweight 638 Bodyguard 1 7/8" barrel out to 50 yards, using Gold Dot Hollow point 135g +P, and I took a video to show how good or bad I did.

Well, you be the judge. The range is poorly lit, and the sites, are, well, if you own an Airweight you know they are hard to focus on past 15 yards. At 50 yards the front sight just fits in the silhouette.

http://www.youtube.com/v/EaQRKdh5sP0&hl=en&fs=1

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Elvishead
September 6, 2008, 09:57 PM
I was trying to get a ya or na on my shooting.

Anybody else try to shoot there snubbies past 25 yards?

Stay tuned, I'm doing a new and improved video comming this Tuesday.:neener:

machinisttx
September 6, 2008, 10:28 PM
I shoot mine out to 100 yards. Not as easy as it is with an 8 3/8" barreled gun though. ;)

machinisttx
September 6, 2008, 10:36 PM
I shoot mine out to 100 yards. Not as easy as it is with an 8 3/8" barreled gun though. ;)

Rob1035
September 7, 2008, 03:35 PM
4 out of 5 on paper at 50yds is darn impressive IMHO. j frame snubs are way more accurate than they should be, but their limitations are more apparent the further back the target is....

44and45
September 7, 2008, 04:50 PM
I shoot my .44 special at 20 yards but the B-27 target box in upper left hand corner, the smiling face on the larger figure head didn't come off as planned...didn't get the two eyes side by side.

Jim


http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e321/44and45/P9130005B-27targetB-27600XmarkedB-2.jpg

ACP230
September 7, 2008, 09:48 PM
I've shot my 649 at 50 yards from standing, two handed, aiming at the neck of the target.
I used the old International Rapid Fire black silhouettes.
My results were similar to yours.

One group, fired double-action, was better than others fired the same day single-action. I guess I didn't have as much time to make mistakes that time.

I have also fired some .32 ACP pocket pistols at 50. Usually hit the silhouttes a few times per magazine.

Elvishead
September 8, 2008, 07:01 AM
This was from about a month ago, trying to shoot 50y, 14 of 20 hit the paper target, 7 of 20 hit the silhouette. So I have improve a little. I hope to sneak over to the rifle rang again for a third shot at it.:uhoh:

44and45, "if", you can shoot that good, you don't need to practice, ever.:evil:

44and45
September 8, 2008, 09:14 AM
I gotta be honest with you, shot that at 20 yards but was setting down with a rest...I'm an older guy.

As to 50 yards, you need younger eyes. It would just be a blur to me at that distance.

Your 50 yard target is impressive as you can see it and hit it. With good eyes it is possible to hit your POA at 100 yard targets...keep at it. :)

Jim

REB
September 8, 2008, 11:55 AM
At my pistol range, in my back yard, I have 12"x12" steel plates at 50 and 75 yards. I shoot my my SP101 snub at a them on occasion. I can hit the 50 yard plate most of the time and the 75 yard plate about half of the time.

19-3Ben
September 8, 2008, 01:26 PM
but their limitations are more apparent the further back the target is....

So are MY limitations. That's why I like shooting at "powder burn" range. Makes me look really good!!!

Elvishead
September 11, 2008, 12:24 AM
Getting better with painted sight's

I put some orange on the front sight.

Unfortunately, by the third shot, my glasses really started to fog, on my fifth, I had to remove my glasses for the last shot, and I had sweat in my eyes making it almost impossible to see the target at 50 yards.

Still got the first 4 (GDHP 135g +P) on target in the stopping zones, who knows if I would have got the fifth if.....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxwZqUnWdho

tipoc
September 11, 2008, 01:39 AM
Elvishead, it's been awhile since I've been shooting my handguns at 50 yards and you inspire me.

Below are the results of shooting one of my snubbys (K frame pre Model 10) at 25 yards from a Weaver stance single action. The ammo was Winchester's 38 Spl. +P 158gr LSWCHP. The box there is 3 inches. Not my best, but not my worst either, kept them all on paper at least.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v432/tipoc/MP25yds1.jpg

tipoc

C-grunt
September 11, 2008, 07:24 AM
That is a beautiful revolver you got there Tipoc.

Also some good shootin too.

corpsmanup!
September 11, 2008, 09:12 AM
Elvishead i hope you don't make a living as a singer ;)
nice shooting.

Elvishead
September 12, 2008, 06:03 AM
Tipoc, good shooting with the old lady. Very good.


Elvishead i hope you don't make a living as a singer
nice shooting.

Thanks, and thanks, I guess.:confused:

Did you see my other more recent video?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxwZqUnWdho

Kind of Blued
September 12, 2008, 06:36 AM
I once shot a milk jug at 100 yards with a S&W 642 shooting DA.

Note "once". :D

tipoc
September 12, 2008, 12:47 PM
Thanks Elvishead. Shooting at longer distances is a challenge and it's fun. It's also comforting to know what you can and can't do if you needed to. I enjoy shooting this particular gun. She's from 1953.

tipoc

Elvishead
September 14, 2008, 07:18 AM
tipoc Thanks Elvishead. Shooting at longer distances is a challenge and it's fun. It's also comforting to know what you can and can't do if you needed to. I enjoy shooting this particular gun. She's from 1953.

tipoc

1953? Holy old guns Batman, glad to so it still being shot from time to time. Heck, my gun was made in 2008.

As far as shooting long, it sure makes the 7 yard shooting seem much easier now. Even semi rapid firing, I can keep most in the 9s, or center mass on a B-27s.

The reason I started this whole 25 yard challenge, was to challenge myself, because I was really shooting low of my standards of my abilities shooting handguns using my snub 638. Getting total flyers at 7 yards is unacceptable, but I still get lazy and lose concentration and get some total flyers, even at 7y.

One of the Range Masters, said "To bad shooting good is a perishable skill"

Anyway, I guess I have to show you my end of the night 25 yard session. Each shape is a different load. Note only three vertical ovals, so I had four total flyers, but kept all the diamonds in the 9s which was my last shot's. Still puts me at CCW for 7 yards.

M2 Carbine
September 14, 2008, 11:13 AM
No comment's?
I was trying to get a ya or na on my shooting.
Anybody else try to shoot there snubbies past 25 yards?


Good for a start.:)
Keep at it, it's fun and you will get surprisingly good.

My 2 inch S&W J Frames is are my favorite guns for 50 yards plinking. Standing, two hands.
I have a 2X2 foot steel plate at 50+ yards that I like to plink at with small handguns.
You can see the difference in the JHP Makarov hits and the lead SWC 38 Special hits.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v135/Bell406_206B/Makarovsteel50yards2.jpg

50 yards.
At present I'm averaging 1 miss in 25-30 shots with the little Smiths. A little better with such as the Makarov.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v135/Bell406_206B/50yardtargets.jpg


J Frame at 100 yards. No misses but I was cheating, I was sitting down. (The white pasters are my Beretta Minx 22 Short)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v135/Bell406_206B/SWmod60100yards.jpg

realtordoug
September 14, 2008, 11:39 AM
Just getting to the point where I can consistently hit a 2'x2' target at 25 yds with my SP101 snubby - darn, will just have to keep practicing :)

Elvishead
September 15, 2008, 10:04 PM
100 yards?:what: I can barely see the target at 50 yards!:scrutiny:

I couldn't even imagine.:banghead:

M2 Carbine
September 15, 2008, 10:48 PM
100 yards? I can barely see the target at 50 yards!

Seventy year old eyes and tri-focal glasses don't help much either.:D

Shot the plate at 50 yards again today.
Wanted to shoot the 2 inch S&W Model 60 and Kimber Ultra Covert II but only had time for the Covert. The Covert's fixed sights are right on at 50 yards.

Another steel plate bad guy bites the dust.:)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v135/Bell406_206B/Covert50yardsnomisses.jpg

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