Shooting 100 yards with pistol.....


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HK USP
08-10-2010, 03:29 PM
So how many of you have attempted it, or do it on a regular or irregular basis? :up:

(Poll allows mutiple options)

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Old Soldier
08-10-2010, 03:34 PM
I have a Virginian Dragoon that I shoot out to 200 yrds. 100 yrds is a easy one with it.

badlabs
08-10-2010, 06:32 PM
I have attempted shots on targets only out to 100 yards with my .44 Mag Colt Anaconda and never expected too much from it, but I limit myself to a 50 yard maximum on whitetails - iron sights. I know my limitations.

Badlabs.

festus
08-10-2010, 06:38 PM
Every time I practice with My USP 45 I put at least a clip down range at 100Yds.

Here is the trick...

Put the front sight on the very top edge of the target and the rounds will drop right in the lower 1/2 to 1/3 of the target.

It is not a race...Get a good steady position...Brass...take you time...focus on the front sight.

Brian45
08-10-2010, 06:46 PM
When my eyes were younger I'd shoot gallon milk jugs with my SBH and open sights with 5 out of 6 hits common.
Nowdays I limit that same gun to 50 yards with a red dot on deer and have taken a few with it too.

Wolfhunter
08-10-2010, 06:50 PM
With a 1911 and with a HiPoint C9. Like Festus says, remember BRASS and aim at the top of the target. With the C9, I aim just a bit higher than with the 1911.

HK USP
08-10-2010, 06:51 PM
Age is no excuse, I'm 59 and I know shooters that are in their 90's that on a regular basis reach out to extreme rages with hand guns just for the fun of it.

Barkley
08-10-2010, 06:58 PM
I've used a S&W modle 29 with 8 3/4" barrel with open sights to shoot at milk jugs at 100 yards. It was fun but for antything serious I'll use a rifle.

ricbak
08-10-2010, 08:15 PM
My goal is to be a member of Festus's MOA with my Ruger. The local 100 outdoor range is ran by the Mich DNR and they get grumpy if I use a medium or smaller caliber auto at 50 to 100 yards. They don't mind the scoped 44 at 50 and 100. I was out at the 50 yard range just a few weeks ago and have been itching to get back there!

deputy
08-10-2010, 08:41 PM
once upon a time..........when i was active in nra hunter/pistol

worked with a t/c contender, browning buck mark

Amatsukaze
08-10-2010, 08:44 PM
As you might imagine by my Avatar I shoot IHMSA.

Twice a month I compete in the Bore Bore competition which is 50/100/150/200 meters with a Dan Wesson 44Mag from a standing unsupported position.
I also shoot "Field Pistol" with a 357 (I have shot it with my Kimber though too) at 25/50/75/100 also from a standing unsupported position.
I also shoot Big Bore with a 7mmBR & 30 Herret in a XP-100 & Contender respectively from the creedmore position & a 22 Hornet in Field Pistol Standing.

lookingforthewayback
08-11-2010, 01:22 AM
I do it regularly but not so much for practice, just for fun. Each of these at least once a month at a hundred yards, the 22 every week.
SW 460 normally shoot 45 colt and 454, scoped Ruger super redhawk 44 mag, Dan Wesson 357, HK Tactical 45, Ruger MK II. We shoot targets but prefer chasing cans around on the berm. All shooting is done from a bench with rest or sand bags. Hunting I limit shots generally to under 50 yards.

gmcfixer
08-11-2010, 01:48 AM
Haven't in years but I had shot a Super Blackhawk in 44 mag at 100, but also shot a S&W 686 with a 4X scope out to 200. With the 357 it was amazing how the 180 reloads I shot would rock that gun back!

Dave Z

StrawHat
08-13-2010, 05:35 AM
When I get out I often carry a Model P clone (45 long Colt) or my 4" N frame (45 ACP). As I loaf through the fields or the woods I shoot at targets of opportunity at vaying rnages. Either cartridge will score hits at suprising distances.

jamesa
08-13-2010, 07:15 AM
I cant wait to shoot 100 yards with the 5.7x28 should be fun.
Elmer Keith used to shoot out beyond the norm with some interesting results.
I would like to live in the sticks and go shooting my way insted of range way.

Desertrat
08-18-2010, 11:06 AM
Several of us over the last few months meet once a month and set up targets at 25, 50, 75 & 100 yards and practice with both rifles and hand guns at all distances. What I've noticed is that past 25 yards, most handgun groups tend to open up pretty drastically and out to 100 yards not many will even "cut paper" consistently.

The best we have found out to 100 yards that we have tried caliber wise (consistent measurable groups) are .44 Magnum, 10mm, and .357 Magnum, we do have a couple of Glock 21s (.45 ACP) that do pretty well out to 75 yards and will "cut paper" fairly consistently at 100 yards. Some of the S&W, Colt and Ruger .38 Specials will also shoot relatively tight groups out to 75 yards and consistent groups at 100

We have fired lots of 9mm (115 gr, 124 gr, & 147 gr. bullets) in several guns (Beretta, Glock, Browning, CZ, Colt & SIGs) and with rare exception, they will not shoot consistent groups anywhere past 50 yards.

Our results are limited, but we have tried to be objective and consistent with our testing. Given that, we have kinda come to believe the old adage that, "Your handgun is what you use to fight your way back to your rifle".

Don357
08-19-2010, 08:40 PM
I use a .357 mag Ruger Blackhawk 6 1/2" with a 4x32 scope for deer hunting. Perfect treestand gun. Zero'd at 50yds, but ocasionally practice at 100 just to keep tight.

jimfox
08-19-2010, 09:59 PM
I have a friend with a couple of metal silhouette targets set up on the far side of the pond – about 125 yards from the back yard. They are life size – one a man and the other a hog. We’ve found that ringing the metal target consistently with a handgun (either target) is a lot easier than rolling a gallon milk jug at the same distance. But it sure is fun. :D

twmccloskey
08-20-2010, 09:09 AM
Remember that a lot of sidearms are point of aim out to 100 yards. The 45acp the 44 special just to name two with 200 grain bullets. Two-thirty 45s are dogs. I suggest you start with a 5 gallon pickle bucket, or rocks on the back stop. keep in mind these bullets will bounce in the darnest directions.

Tom

HK USP
08-20-2010, 12:52 PM
Remember that a lot of sidearms are point of aim out to 100 yards. The 45acp the 44 special just to name two with 200 grain bullets. Two-thirty 45s are dogs. I suggest you start with a 5 gallon pickle bucket, or rocks on the back stop. keep in mind these bullets will bounce in the darnest directions.

Tom

I like 185's in .45 you can speed them up and get them to shoot relatively flat at 100, in my Black Hawk I spit them out at 11-1200 FPS...

In the contender, I had better not say how fast but lets just say the round would blow up the Ruger....... Yes I color code my rounds with a permanent marker, and keep the boxes separate per gun......

deputy
08-20-2010, 04:23 PM
As you might imagine by my Avatar I shoot IHMSA.

Twice a month I compete in the Bore Bore competition which is 50/100/150/200 meters with a Dan Wesson 44Mag from a standing unsupported position.
I also shoot "Field Pistol" with a 357 (I have shot it with my Kimber though too) at 25/50/75/100 also from a standing unsupported position.
I also shoot Big Bore with a 7mmBR & 30 Herret in a XP-100 & Contender respectively from the creedmore position & a 22 Hornet in Field Pistol Standing.

so how is IHMSA doing nowadays?

the sport sort of died out in my region..........back in the learly 80's it was all the rage and everyone was contender crazy.......

texasalien
08-20-2010, 04:30 PM
I did this once, at a range out in the middle of nowhere when no one else was around, with a Browning HP (9 mm). I was able to hit a man-sized target at 100 yards most of the time, after walking in the first few tries. It was a fun exercise and I was surprised to be able to hit the target at all. :D

threefeathers
08-26-2010, 09:00 AM
My advanced classes include the Andy Brown drill. Andy made a life saving shot at 71 meters. Any of us may have to do the same.

tcox4freedom
08-26-2010, 09:38 AM
I have a Virginian Dragoon that I shoot out to 200 yrds. 100 yrds is a easy one with it.

I wouldn't think shooting a Dragoon would be "easy" period. :D

tcox4freedom
08-26-2010, 09:45 AM
Age is no excuse, I'm 59 and I know shooters that are in their 90's that on a regular basis reach out to extreme rages with hand guns just for the fun of it.

I'm almost 50; and my wife is 45. We just recently began adding longer distances. So far she can hit bowling pins (regularly) at 50yrds with both her Bersa 380 and her Taurus 24/7 Pro Compact 40sw.

Bowling pins are hit & miss still at 100yrds. But, her silhouette shooting at 100yrds is getting better. (Keep in mind, she shoots a Bersa 380 and a 24/7 Taurus Pro C 40sw)

She's only been shooting a short time; (less than two years). But, she's been training regularly and practices more than most men.

At first, most of the men in our club were highly intimidated. But, over the past year, they have began to really respect her abilities. Especially, her ability to encourage their wives to become more involved and "open" to shooting.


As for me?
I shake to much! (Nerve condition)
Hitting at distance is very difficult.

Nes
08-26-2010, 12:47 PM
She is doing great. My Wife is a very good shot. My favorite target shooting partner.

tcox4freedom
08-26-2010, 02:26 PM
She is doing great. My Wife is a very good shot. My favorite target shooting partner.

Same here; nor' can I think of anyone else I know, that will watch my "6" as well.

Fondis Firearms
08-26-2010, 10:20 PM
It's so refreshing to hear guys talking nice about their wives. :up:

lonevoice
08-28-2010, 07:40 PM
If I'm out in the boonies where it doesn't matter about...uh, "errant" rounds, I usually run about 30 rounds through my model 657 .41 Mag. 6 inch using a half dozen large (6 lb.) peanut butter cans filled with clay.

(I like peanut butter, so sue me;) )

Usually about half will be on target. I'd practice more, but Silvertip ain't cheap.

Tried a box of the Bitterroot Valley ammo once, and the price was pretty good for 50 rounds/box.

(wishing for more time, and more $):(:up:

The MaD HaCkER
08-28-2010, 09:06 PM
Hitting your target at 100 yards is easy; Now can I get some more of these life size Elephant in profile targets?

shep854
08-30-2010, 08:37 AM
Occasionally, "just because". Hearing that 100yd plate go "clank" is surely a hoot!
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"Hitting your target at 100 yards is easy; Now can I get some more of these life size Elephant in profile targets?"

Actually, I like a challenge--life-size "barn" targets! :P

Fondis Firearms
08-30-2010, 10:06 AM
Occasionally, "just because". Hearing that 100yd plate go "clank" is surely a hoot!
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"Hitting your target at 100 yards is easy; Now can I get some more of these life size Elephant in profile targets?"

Actually, I like a challenge--life-size "barn" targets! :P

I found that if you stand INSIDE the barn it makes it easier to hit the broad side!:lol:

shep854
08-30-2010, 07:14 PM
I found that if you stand INSIDE the barn it makes it easier to hit the broad side!:lol:

So THAT'S the secret! Hot dog, I'm gonna have some fun now!:psycho:

si6
08-30-2010, 08:38 PM
240 or 300 jhp outta ruger sbh deer hunting definately a heavy load

sharps_74
08-30-2010, 09:17 PM
Any pistol that I carry must be able to nail a 2-liter bottle at 100+ meters. And it needs be able to do so more than just once. That goes for the 7,65m/m HSc that I carried for Summer or the WaA99 or Uzi pistol that is carried in Winter. It is smart to practice with your weapon in extreme conditions and long range is one of those.

jimfox
08-30-2010, 09:39 PM
I found that if you stand INSIDE the barn it makes it easier to hit the broad side!:lol:

So THAT'S it!!! :up: I tried that this afternoon, and by golly you were right on. :psycho: Thanks ~ my scores will definately benefit. :D

Fondis Firearms
08-30-2010, 10:54 PM
Glad to help!:coolchug:

Ringo2
08-31-2010, 03:19 AM
Every time I practice with My USP 45 I put at least a clip down range at 100Yds.

Here is the trick...

Put the front sight on the very top edge of the target and the rounds will drop right in the lower 1/2 to 1/3 of the target.

It is not a race...Get a good steady position...Brass...take you time...focus on the front sight.
Works for me.

bluedlightning
08-31-2010, 08:00 AM
Every now and then when at the range I pop off a couple of cylinder full of 44 mags at the 100 yard target for fun. Even hit it every now and then. Might do better if I break down and get glasses.

Ga9mm
08-31-2010, 04:48 PM
I try it every now and then. It's hard to get an outside spot where I am with a pistol, though. The range is usually full with people shooting rifles, so I don't get to do it as much as I would like.

pj4wd
09-02-2010, 07:55 PM
With the 45acp I usually practice 25yrds or less. I've shot it at 50 and 100yrds a few times and after a little practice did pretty good. I have a T/C contender 357 maximum which I hunt with and practice at 50 and 100yrds and it's right on at that range.

bennettfam
09-17-2010, 03:50 PM
I shot a family .44 Ruger flattop 7-1/2" with a tuned action and hair trigger that can "hit a dinner plate at 100 yds off-hand all day." Well, maybe it can but I needed a rest to hit consistently. Off hand I was pretty inconsistent. I didn't want to break the bank in ammo to sight-in and practice to the point of "all day".

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