This is a discussion on Effective combat range of a snub nose revolver within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by 10thmtn You might want to confirm that with him. I think he said he loads to about 700 fps. Not exactly turbo ...
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You dont want me shooting that 2" .38 at you at 100 yards.
I shoot at a B27 silhouette with one occasionaly. I dont do it with double action though, I'll jack the hammer and aim carefully.
I would ask any naysayer to stand in front of it if they dont beleive it...and I know that because most people cant do it themselves, they wont believe it.
Thats OK though.I've made them believe before.
I would rather stand against the cannons of the wicked than against the prayers of the righteous.
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I'm good out to about 15 yds max with my snubbie. I don't practice with it as much as I should since it's not really a fun gun to shoot. I do however enjoy shooting bigger revolvers but currently don't have one anymore.
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7 to 10 yards with competency in da mode. I have and can usually make head shots at 25 yards firing single action. At least I used to. I've not practiced much with the J frame lately.
I don't push mine beyond 15 yards. I should. I'll shoot it this weekend.
With the snub, it's hard to get anything over 800-850 fps without being able to special blend powders like Buffalo Bore or DT do.
But, the beautiful thing about the lswc bullet is it's ability to penetrate at low velocities.
As HotGuns alluded to, 100 yards is a do-able shot. But even at that distance, with the bullet speed dropping to less than 700 fps, I can pretty much be assured of bullet penetration adequate to drive to vital areas.
I know you all get tired of my preaching the gospel of the lswc, but it's an honest to God all round good design with no real limiting factors. A full caliber hole drilled wherever it hits, and the same results everytime regardless of velocity.
There's a reason it and the snubby go together.
Ignorance is a long way from stupid, but left unchecked, can get there real fast.
I can do this with an ancient Model 36 that has the 1/10th inch sights.
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I can bounce a .38 bullet off the broadside of a barn if it's within range but that won't qualify as effective.
Past 10 paces or so on paper plate or smaller sized targets my shots take too long so I have no idea.
The problem with the world is grown-ups behaving like unsupervised children.
There is a solution but we are not Jedi... not yet.
300 meters but I have to throw the bullets
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7 to 10 yards is a good range I usually practice at 7 to 10 yards with a 649 or a 36.
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lswc?? Please explain. Thanks.
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