165 yard shot with a handgun?

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Finally a positive news story about gun ownership.

Thanks for posting......................
 

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That's one heck of a shot. I'm going to try that to see if I can hit targets at that range with a handgun
 
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With a single action trigger pull, a good set of sights, and a flat-shooting magnum load, it might not be so bad, as long as you have your calibrations in order.
 

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I've done an ammo box at 100 yards walking it up to the target, but nothing like that.
 

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With a single action trigger pull, a good set of sights, and a flat-shooting magnum load, it might not be so bad, as long as you have your calibrations in order.

And he evidently did.

Good he was there. And yes, thanks for a positive gun story.
 

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Just another reason to not mess with Texans.
 

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I'm not taking anything away from the story or the citizen involved, but I suspect there's a bit of Texas-sized exaggeration involved.

Under optimum conditions, firing a 44 magnum JHP from a rifle with optimum muzzle velocity, you're looking at something in the neighborhood of 6 to 8 inches of bullet drop by 100 yards. Past that, I don't know, but at a rough guess, I'd think he'd have to be holding something like 12 inches high at the range he was claiming to be hitting at.

I also wonder what his backstop was for any misses. Another trailer? Hey, it all worked out, bad guy dead, I'm OK with this. Just sayin'...
 

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I didn't pull up the link, but did he have a scope on that pistol or what?



Anything beyond 20 or 30 yards and the the front site begins to obscure the entire target ...

Reckon I'll never be a long distance pistol shooter. That's why we have rifles... and tennis shoes.
 
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