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Just another handgun challenge.

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by sgt127, Oct 28, 2019.

  1. sgt127

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    2BE42EF4-2491-4F5A-A7BA-009495233FE0.jpeg Seems people do these. I’m curious.

    I’m all about accuracy. Speed is fine, accuracy is final and all that.

    I’ll do some (for me) speed shooting at plates. (Not very fast but, I rarely miss).

    But then I start shooting at distance. 25-50-100 yards. I figure if I can hit at 100, 50’s easy. 25 is a cake walk.

    Your favorite handgun. Standing. Unsupported 2 hands, on an IDPA (IPSC) target. 100 yards. Iron sights.

    This is my target. 14 hits out of 15.
     
  2. saiga308

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    thats some great grouping :thumbup:what type store bought ? reloads ? of ammo 230 grainers or 200 ?
    semi flat point or round nose
     
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  3. sgt127

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    Thank you.

    More credit to good gun and great trigger than anything.

    The front sight is actually bigger than the target at 100.

    Federal 230 gr ball.
     
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    thoughts so round nose has a slighter edge i notice with accuracy at 100 yards
     
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    Other than a mortar like trajectory, the .45 has always served me well. And, ball seems to work fine.

    I remember in the good old days, it was the Hensley and Gibbs #68. That was a pretty good shooting bullet too. Loaded that by the Thousands in a Star reloader.

    An old shooter (well, he was old then...now, I’m the old shooter) told me to get hits on an IPSC target at 100, just pretend the guys holding his fist on top of his head and aim there.
     
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    https://www.chuckhawks.com/handgun_trajectory_table.htm
    100 yards
    40 S&W (155 at 1180) .137 +2.0" +3.0" -0.8"
    .40 S&W (180 at 950) .164 +2.3" +2.9" -4.2"

    45 ACP (200 at 975) .138 +2.3" +3.0" -3.8"
    .45 ACP (230 at 850) .195 +2.6" +2.5" -6.9"
    AsDQFWp.jpg
    compair to this chart
    180 gr 40 cal 11.6 inches
     
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  7. jimbo555

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    10 rounds hit. The hole on the very top was there. 115 gr fiocchi 9mm. Walther pps m2 le. 20191105_143553.jpg
     
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  8. lionking

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    Is this a official challenge? If so I'm in. Never have tried handgun at 100 yards would be interesting to see. Now is it just a post your target, or is there a actual scoring? Can someone give me the measurements of what the target should be?, I'll get a cardboard box at work and cut out targets or does it have to be a official target?. And what is the expected round use 15 shots ?
     
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  9. Pat Riot

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    Go to page 18 of this link. It’s the IDPA rulebook. That page gives target dimensions.
    https://www.idpa.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/IDPA-Rulebook-2017.pdf
     
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  10. sgt127

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    Thats pretty darned good with a short barreled gun!!

    I’m not sure how “official” this challenge is. I was just curious what people can do with a carry handgun at 100. Scoring rings are there. But, I figure any hits in the torso and head qualify for “minute of felon” accuracy.

    Just cut out a cardboard silhouette of your favorite jacket and see what happens! Or, the jacket if it’s no longer your favorite.

    I ponder shots like this. Upstairs in the food court at the mall. Some guy shows up yelling Aloha Snackbar and starts shooting people on the main floor. Can I get him? Can I keep him busy so he’s not killing people until the cavalry arrives?

    Or, do I need to close the distance before I shoot.

    I love accuracy. I see the younguns with their high capacity wonder guns hosing rounds at 7 yards.

    Then, have them try and hit a steel plate at 25. 50 yards. And, many don’t have the skill.

    I think it’s all necessary. Speed, movement etc. But, it’s a real confidence builder for them when they see (with a little training),they can be accurate too.

    Mine was 15 rounds. Two 7 round mags and, one in the chamber. That’s why it was 15 :).
     
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    Good work!
     
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    [QUOTE="sgt127, post: 11283181, member: 4880

    I ponder shots like this. Upstairs in the food court at the mall. Some guy shows up yelling Aloha Snackbar and starts shooting people on the main floor. Can I get him? Can I keep him busy so he’s not killing people until the cavalry arrives?

    Or, do I need to close the distance before I shoot.

    QUOTE]

    If you engage at that distance here in Okieland, the Oklahoma Self Defense Act notwithstanding, you will very likely go to prison.
     
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