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Old August 9, 2004, 11:15 PM   #11
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I think the answer to the question of distance also depends on the ability of the firearm.

I carry a .38 snub-nose revolver myself, and I tend to find that it's most accurate at no further than 7 yds, although I still manage to keep things in the Center Of Mass from 25 yds.

As much as I'd like to say that contact distance to 7 yds. is enough for defensive practice, the truth is you never know what circumstances you might entail in a fight for your life.

In that case, I'd say practice to as far a range as your weapon will allow. The key word in all of this is: PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!!!!!

A good defensive pistol course is also a good idea in my opinion, as you not only want to hit the target from your standard stance at a standard range, you want to be able to make your shot count under stress from a variety of possible situations.

Your results may vary,

Matthew Webb
Franklintown, PA
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