Target distance?

Target distance?

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    Target distance?

    Not sure this is the right place to post this. For any of the police or military members, how far down range do you place targets? For pistol not rifle.


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    For me, normally from 15 to 25 feet for training. When playing, anywhere from 15 feet to 100 yards...
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    0 to 25 yards for me............

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    For SD practice I use 21 feet as my standard. For self satisfaction & bragging rights I'll go out as far as the indoor range allows after I've got that 7 yards down pat. From there it's usually 40-50 feet, then further out in about 10 foot increments. If ammo or time is limited then it's 21 to 30 feet.
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    From contact to 50 yards....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harryball View Post
    From contact to 50 yards....

    I'll agree with that. But it doesn't hurt to know what you can do out to 100 yds or even more.

    For self defense I do most of mine from 3-10 yds but also work to 25 yds every so often. The longer distance is done enough to know I can if I need to. For my getting hard on the sights drill I do a lot of one shooting at 5-10 yds. I know alot of people here and else where will disagree but I think if you can put 5 shots into a ragged one hole group at those distances you can make COM hits at longer distance.

    The closer you are to your threat the better you need to be with what you are doing. At the 10 yd distance you are starting to get enough distance you can start to use your square range skills of getting more on the sight, stance and such. I my thinking inside that you'd better be good at getting hits on the target without getting hits on you. Those skills are not learned on the square range.
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    I use the 10, 25, and 50 yard ranges at my gun club for self defense handguns. For hunting handguns, I use the 50 and 100 yard ranges.
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    I'm not LE but estimate that 90% of my training is contact to maybe 10 yards.
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    Hardly ever beyond one hundred yards.
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    From 15 to 50 yards for me!!!
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    914.4 mm to 22,860 mm for handgun

    0.0246868 nuatical miles to 0.493737 nautical miles for rifle
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    Quote Originally Posted by suntzu View Post
    914.4 mm to 22,860 mm for handgun

    0.0246868 nuatical miles to 0.493737 nautical miles for rifle
    Now you are just being mean.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harryball View Post
    Now you are just being mean.....
    I could have said:

    2.96336858 × 10-17 Parsecs to 7.4084 X 10-16 Parsecs for handgun
    2.9634 X 10-15 Parsec to 2.9634 X 10 -14 Parsecs for rifle

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    Contact to 25, generally. Sometimes I push it out to 75.

    While some people may scoff at a target at contact distances, I think shooting from retention is one of the most important skills for a CCer to learn, especially considering how close-quarters many gunfights are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Badey View Post
    Contact to 25, generally. Sometimes I push it out to 75.

    While some people may scoff at a target at contact distances, I think shooting from retention is one of the most important skills for a CCer to learn, especially considering how close-quarters many gunfights are.
    I rarely go out to 75 yards. Contact to 15 for me. If I have to shoot beyond those ranges I'll find a long gun.

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