Longest Pistol Shot

The Trinity Kid

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Hello internet.

So, yesterday I was out burning some ammo with a friend, somewhere around 230 yards. We were just plinking some pinecones and a couple sheets of letter paper tacked to bushes, nothing technical.

Anyway, at one point I thought I'd lob some 9mm out there from my Beretta 92, because why not. I was just using 115 grain white box ammo, but I held about 2 feet high and squeezed it off. What do you know, I got within about 6 inches. So I try again, and nailed the paper. Out of twenty rounds, I got thirteen on paper, just off hand.
The guy i was with tried it and got fifteen. My brother tried and got four (he's only 14, so that's impressive).

So I wanted to start a thread about what the longest shots you ever pulled off with a standard handgun are. I'm referring to any non- target pistols here: your Glock 19s and Colt Governments.

This should be fun.
 

Riflehunter1776

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back in the '90's I had a supply of bowling pins and a private range where I could shoot them. Me and the landowner could hit them fairly regularly at 200 yds off a sandbag; me with an 8 3/8" S&W 686, and him with a gold cup 1911. I don't recall the ratio of hits to misses; we reloaded and had plenty of ammo to burn through at the time.
 

Gwine

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Clay pigeons at 100yds with my Glock 23 about 50% of the time. Granted its been a long time. I may have to set up some clays and see if it can still be done.
 

Rich Coyle

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Does a Freedom Arms .454 work for this exercise? If so I got a jack rabbit at 206 long steps with 300 grain XTP by aiming one and a half rabbits high. I got buck fever after the shot.
 

mtwarych

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I killed a handful of milk jugs and one whitetail deer at 125yds with a Ruger Redhawk with a red dot sight.

That may be considered cheating in this thread so forgive me if I am a cheater.
 

The Trinity Kid

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I killed a handful of milk jugs and one whitetail deer at 125yds with a Ruger Redhawk with a red dot sight.

That may be considered cheating in this thread so forgive me if I am a cheater.
Red dots are legal here. Go for it.
 

mtwarych

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To tell the truth, I was amazed how hard a 300gn Hornady XTP hit the deer at 125yds.

I was shooting a maximum load of IMR4227 and I have no idea what the FPS was but when the slug hit the deer it appeared to fold the deer in half, knock it down and the animal never recovered it's feet.

The 300gn XTP passed through the beast so I have no idea if the slug mushroomed at all. The exit was about the same size as the entrance.

I did recover an XTP from a bear that I shot with the same pistol minus the red dot and at the range of about five yards the XTP mushroomed very nicely.
 

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