Discussion in 'Rallying Point and Range Discussions' started by thunderbyrd, Sep 7, 2021.
Many ranges are set up with 25 and 50 meter/yard ranges for pistol and 25/50/75/100 yards for rimfire/rifle with some ranges offering 300-1000 m/y ranges.
It's common practice to set targets closer than max range, if you prefer.
No target stands at closer than 25m? No problem - check with range if you can tape targets to cardboard boxes stacked closer or bring your own range approved target stands if they are not available.
7 yards is pointlessly easy. Good only for ranges where I draw. A speed drill. Or un-aimed point shooting.
5 is handy for shooting from the retention position. We have an extra low bench at a few spots. I'm guessing for kids or wheelchairs. I've gotten away with hip shooting there. Which is mostly just to get reused to muzzle blast on/under my face, to prevent flinching.
"Just" 25m is ridiculously ignorant.
I would ask if I could put portable target stands closer than the 25 meters.
Ever try to nail five silhouettes in four seconds at 25 meters from 45 degrees?
Here is the problem with that. The Game Commission range that i shoot at has target frames at 25/yards. Shooter who want to be closer walk up to the targets. Ok. While they are up there, I cannot shoot. When I am shooting, they cannot shoot,….at least not at any distance closer than where I am standing.
We have to share the range…..not ideal but it works for the most part.
Same instant feedback as a Shoot N See target, but free, and no pasting.
That sounds like a classic "old-school vs. new-school" situation. Pistol ranges used to be more target-oriented rather than defense-oriented. Now that's changing.
(I suspect the insurance company dictated that.)
Targets can be set up closer than 25 yards as long as the bullets hit the ground at 25 yards or greater.
Formal pistol matches are at 25 yards.
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