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nitrofc
01-13-2010, 8:31 AM
That's 690 feet!

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mif_slim
01-13-2010, 11:12 AM
At my range, I witness two guys shoot their Ruger and XD at 250 yards and hit the dinger 6 of 10 shots. Another guy I speak to regularly can hit 8 of 10 shots at a 175 yard dinger. Impressive guys!

nitrofc
01-13-2010, 12:19 PM
At my range, I witness two guys shoot their Ruger and XD at 250 yards and hit the dinger 6 of 10 shots. Another guy I speak to regularly can hit 8 of 10 shots at a 175 yard dinger. Impressive guys!

Wow! That is Impressive!
I wonder if this guy's "at home" shooting range went 250 plus yards that he could do the same?

I hardly go to any ranges, mostly go to the So. Cal. open desert area's with my own target set-up. I always set one up out about 50-60 yards for giggles.
Might try setting one up out to 100-150 yards to see what can be accomplished with my .40's.

Always pushing the envelope......:tt2:

Milk
01-13-2010, 4:56 PM
5 Dogs has a metal plate on their hand gun plate range that's about the same distance up on a hill. I can hit it with about half of my magazine on most days. Didn't think it was much of a feat though. I've seen revolver guys with little .38 specials hit 5 out of 6 times often.

B Strong
01-13-2010, 5:02 PM
Gotta love a shooter with a Kentucky Basketball shirt using Kentucky windage.

GrizzAwoken
01-16-2010, 11:16 PM
Great vid... I really enjoyed it.

vta
01-16-2010, 11:19 PM
hickock45 on youtube is a must-subscribe channel for all gun enthusiasts. he is a riot.

biga816
01-17-2010, 11:24 PM
hickock45 on youtube is a must-subscribe channel for all gun enthusiasts. he is a riot.

Thx for the recommendation. Just subscribed. Like his vids.

MarioS
01-18-2010, 1:31 AM
hickock45 on youtube is a must-subscribe channel for all gun enthusiasts. he is a riot.

+1. His vids are great, and I like his style.

It's easy to forget that he's doing this with a G27...the sub-compact version of a gun that was made to be up-close and personal anyway.

nitrofc
01-18-2010, 6:19 AM
hickock45 on youtube is a must-subscribe channel for all gun enthusiasts. he is a riot.

+1
The guy is so laid back.

Greg-Dawg
01-18-2010, 9:48 AM
Been there done that.

SikDMAX
01-18-2010, 9:54 AM
Sweet!

toopercentmlk
01-18-2010, 11:16 PM
That's that impossible, I used to bullseye lemons at approx. 50 yards with my old USP Expert .40 back home and that's not much bigger than the 27 ;)

Cool guy, subscribed!

vta
01-19-2010, 8:57 AM
Been there done that.

its not real unless there is video proof!

lazs
01-19-2010, 10:06 AM
That is good for that range.. not much energy but good shooting. If you want to get serious about long range shooting tho you need to get a good revolver.

I was shooting some 45acp and some 40 sw at a 4' target at 400 yards. they were fixed sight and I could not get enough front sight to hit. I was using the mountains for an aiming point finally. 44 mag? not problem and.. you hear it hit.

Bryan16
01-19-2010, 2:41 PM
If you want to get serious about long range shooting tho you need to get a good revolver.


What advantages does a revolver have over a semi-auto in regards to long range shooting?

vta
01-19-2010, 3:00 PM
What advantages does a revolver have over a semi-auto in regards to long range shooting?

A revolver to an autoloader is like a bolt action to a semi-auto rifle. Both CAN be very accurate but it is easier to make a revolver accurate. No worries about spring weight, barrel lock up, FTF, FTE, etc.

A revolver barrel is typically part of the frame or at least tightly mounted to the frame where as an autoloader needs to worry about how a barrel locks up to the slide where the sights are mounted. Manufacturers don't need to loosen up the tolerances as much like some autoloaders do for reliability reason. Moreover, revolvers can have insanely long barrels where an autoloader will have cycling issues with the added weight.

Although if you are not use to the feel of a revolver, it will take some getting use to.

nitrofc
01-19-2010, 3:27 PM
Hey....I don't care what anybody says, It's still fairly decent shooting for a stock .40 cal. handgun that weighs only 21.7 ounces and sports a 3.5" barrel.

Tough crowd here today...:11:

vta
01-19-2010, 5:01 PM
That is good for that range.. not much energy but good shooting. If you want to get serious about long range shooting tho you need to get a good revolver.

I was shooting some 45acp and some 40 sw at a 4' target at 400 yards. they were fixed sight and I could not get enough front sight to hit. I was using the mountains for an aiming point finally. 44 mag? not problem and.. you hear it hit.

There was a video of a couple of dudes shooting XD45s at something about that distance. It think it was a bear silhouette steel target of some sort. Can't seem to find that video now....

den888
01-19-2010, 5:02 PM
Good shooting !

reidnez
01-19-2010, 5:20 PM
That is a skill with absolutely no practical application. But I don't care, it's still impressive!

lazs
01-20-2010, 2:42 PM
The main difference between a revolver and an autoloader is that the revolver can shoot some of the best long range cartridges around.. old ones like hot 45 colt or .357 or 44 mag up to the crazy hot 454/460/500 stuff.

That much is just the way it is. The other thing is that revolvers almost always have more sight to work with. Watching Munden shoot a balloon first shot at 600 yards with a 44 mag is impressive.

useless? sure.. but most of our shooting is useless. it is fun. I spent a lot of years and good times shooting at targets of opportunity with friends at unknown distances from say 50-500 yards.. the guys with semi autos pretty much didn't get to play. The .357 and 44 mag really shine.

sure.. every gun shoots ok at 7 yards.. I guess 7 yards is the magic number for "useful" but I would not want to stand 600 yard off while someone with a 44 mag was shooting at me.

A good way to look at it is this.. at 400 yards.. if you sighted in at 50 yards..

45 acp 230 grain would hit 35.2 feet below point of aim

40 sw 180 grain would hit 28.2 feet below point of aim

44 mag 250 grain/357 158 grain would hit 18 feet below point of aim

some 44 loads would do even better.. that is a fairly mild load but, you would also be able to make up that amount by holding up more front sight... not so with the autoshuckers.

And.. with a revolver.. you can use any bullet shape or power loading you like.

So long as you shoot only at some indoor range or the only reason you have a handgun is because you want to put out the most amount of rounds in the least amount of time at some person someday.. the autoloader is great. So long as a failure now and then are not a big deal.

If you like to get outdoors and shoot at unknown distances or hunt with the gun.. you pretty much need a revolver.

I like the 44 mag. it is the comprimise in my opinion between size of the gun and the amount of recoil most people can take.

Oh.. it works ok at 7 yards too and so long as you can get the job done with 6 rounds of about half a ton of energy each.. it shoots kinda fast even. oh.. and car doors aren't "cover" if one is pointed at you.

NOTARPilot
01-20-2010, 11:39 PM
You guys are funny. Maybe it's just me but I'm not impressed that he hit a 3 foot steel plate with only 3 of 10 shots. Big Deal!!!!! Maybe if he was throwing a ball that far I'd be impressed. ;) He didn't even hit 2 in a row.

lazs
01-21-2010, 10:11 AM
You are correct.. that would not be a big deal with a revolver but you are missing the point.. he did it with a gun that most people think 50 yards is a long way off.

I would bet that most with black plastic guns here have no idea where their gun will shoot at even 50 yards.. I never see any at the 50 yard line.. never ever at the 100. I shoot my 4" ruger at those ranges all the time.

If I ever get the urge to buy a plastic gun.. you can bet I will know where the bullets hit at 100 yards.. I know where my Kimber 45 shoots.

chickenfried
01-21-2010, 10:20 AM
Sounds more like a caliber debate than a revolver vs. semi-auto debate :p :p

The main difference ...

BamBam-31
01-21-2010, 10:48 AM
You are correct.. that would not be a big deal with a revolver but you are missing the point.. he did it with a gun that most people think 50 yards is a long way off.

I would bet that most with black plastic guns here have no idea where their gun will shoot at even 50 yards.. I never see any at the 50 yard line.. never ever at the 100. I shoot my 4" ruger at those ranges all the time.

If I ever get the urge to buy a plastic gun.. you can bet I will know where the bullets hit at 100 yards.. I know where my Kimber 45 shoots.

Come to Angeles Shooting Range this Sunday. I'll show you where my plastic guns hit at 100 yds. :)

ETA: Is that plate really 3' wide? Looks gigantic, but maybe not that big. :shrug: I think the 100 yd. plates at ASR are just over a foot wide.

vta
01-21-2010, 10:59 AM
Come to Angeles Shooting Range this Sunday. I'll show you where my plastic guns hit at 100 yds. :)

ETA: Is that plate really 3' wide? Looks gigantic, but maybe not that big. :shrug: I think the 100 yd. plates at ASR are just over a foot wide.

I think it is 3' as in three feet. Thats a pretty big target in my book.

chickenfried
01-21-2010, 11:10 AM
230 yard gong up close at 15 minute mark
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BamBam-31
01-21-2010, 11:13 AM
:eek: Okay, that thing is ginormous.

HCz
01-21-2010, 12:31 PM
:eek: Okay, that thing is ginormous.

No kidding. For some reason I thought of Mongolian BBQ though.:p