Most of the time 20 to 25 feet.
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Be aware of your situation. Don't let an assailant get too close. Get the gun out, without shooting yourself. Now, if you do have to shoot, then the gun better go "Bang, bang, bang" and not "Bang, bang, click"
Most of the time 20 to 25 feet.
One to eight yards
3 to 50 feet. Closer than 3 feet becomes a Krav Maga situation.
I practice at 3 yards majority of the time, I'll send it out to ten a couple of times a session but I would consider 3 yards a median distance based on what I've read, I figure the target turns to face me and I've got 2 seconds to draw my pistol and fire two accurate shots before it turns away, every month or two I try to shoot the course of fire that the local PD uses to qualify their officers, so anything from contact distance to 25 yards
all most point blank out to 10 feet. point shooting, double tap, and mags dumps with reload. try to stay in real world, not what you see on tv/movies. if i going to shoot at a problem that is a long distance away,, then the pistol is not what i need to use. i would use a shotgun and/or rifle. remember shoot to stop the problem, then run away fast while calling 911.
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Bottom line is my hits inside of 10 yards are so good that don't need to practice that as much. I do most of my training from 15-25 yards which take a little more skill.
For a bit more wiggle room, knowing I can bring my firearm into full play and hit my intended target without error at 25 yards is adequate for me.
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I mabye a newb on this site but have been shooting for a long time. I shoot 25-50 yards why shoot closer than that, if some of you guys that shoot 3 all the way out to the great length of 10 feet have to practice to be proficcent than you must be under prepared for the real world situations.
The longer the distance the more necessary the sights are and the slower the target acquisition becomes, rapid fire might just spread the load in a wide area. @ short range, revolvers are more adequate and a general direction works best, so @ 5 yards or less, rapid fire is more efficient.
I haven't been to any of this courses, I've sen videos where the instructor, for instance hits the target (a dummy ) with the revolver to create some space and then unloads the firearm on the assailant without using the gun sights at all ( a dummy ).
Has anyone on this forum attended and could give us a better perspective on this thread?
Hitting a close-range stationary target is not difficult at all on a range.
When you are on the street:
Sudden, surprise confrontation
Distance so close you may have to go 'hands on' to get room to draw
Perhaps low light
Both you and the target moving
Perhaps with cold or wet hands
The variables are endless
What I'm getting at is that in a real fight conditions won't be as 'perfect' as you find on the range (or even an IDPA match). Force-on-Force with another person is the most realistic way to train for close-range encounters.
So practice up-close is necessary. Practice from odd positions is necessary. Practice at distance is also necessary, as you don't know what your fight may entail. We can make a semi-educated guess based on statistics. But until the weapons actually have to clear the kydex, we really don't know.
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