Effective combat range of a snub nose revolver

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    Around 7 yards...any further away and I have time to run.
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    Whatever distance you can hit'em. I practice frequently out to 50 yards, with 25 being my warm up.
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    10 yards
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    25 feet if the criterion is 50% hits on a man size target when the adrenalin is flowing.

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    50 yards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Around 7 yards...any further away and I have time to run.
    While I agree with your statement, that's really what I was after. Perhaps I need to rephrase. What is the farthest distance that you believe a snub nose revolver is capable of effectively engaging a target at?
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    For me, ~4-5 yds, tops. Under duress/stress, somewhat less.

    Beyond that, my accuracy well and truly sucks, with the average "airweight" snubbie revolver. Can hit the broad side of a barn, but not at any great distance. But that's just me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    Whatever distance you can hit'em. I practice frequently out to 50 yards, with 25 being my warm up.
    I REALLY need to practice more... Your warm up is my max :(
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    50 yards.
    Yep, concur totally.
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    Draw the gun and shoot quickly, 7-10 yards to get hits in the silhouette target. Slow, deliberate fire from a supported rest, 25 yards.
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    25 yds. for me on a man size target.

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    I'll admit, I carry a 442 j-frame Monday through Friday, and my maximum comfort for COM hits is 10-15 yards. I much prefer to shoot at 7 yards. I need to shoot this gun WAY more than I do. It's just not "fun" to shoot this little thing. These guns are just naturally very difficult to shoot and designed for very close encounters, but many people have proved it's possible to be able to make hits at ridiculous distances, only because they themselves are great shooters. I'm slightly above average at best, only because I shoot better than anybody I know. But not nearly as god as some people I see on the internet. I also can't get the same grip I like to grip my semi-auto's with as my left thumb will be severely injured if I do so.

    If my work uniform and job description allowed, I'd just carry my G19 everyday.

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