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Old March 30, 2020, 11:34 PM   #51
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Visiting Palm Bay Police range, quite a few years ago. In talking to my Son, a federal officer, laughed at my statement that I could hit this 100 yard 2' square steel plate, hanging between chains.
My rounds carried at this time were called black talon? 147g 9mm rounds.
So I got permission to try out to hit this plate from prone. From a Sgt. friend of mine.

My carry pistol at this time was a Glock 17 with TruGlo night sights. My Son stood behind me to call the shots. Unlike firing a 5.56 rifle, no more or less instant report and clang would happen. In fact, a couple of seconds lag time was normal for that weight of 9mm at 100 yards.
So press, recoil, clang. Michael said, "Hit" two more hits. The young Fed was flabbergasted.
I felt good also. I was a good bullseye shooter. And that Glock had a good trigger. I still have it. I never sell guns.
No, I did not worry about splashback!!
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Old April 1, 2020, 02:35 AM   #52
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It may feel like a long time, but cannot possibly be a few seconds. The flight time for the round is about 0.5 second. 0.3 second for sound to come back. No more than a second total.


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Old April 8, 2020, 12:35 PM   #53
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Now I have a second steel array, plus 6 bottle stands I made from rebar and plate.

It takes about half an hour to make 6 stands.

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Old April 9, 2020, 01:59 PM   #54
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I always hang my steel both at an angle and swinging from rubber or sections of fire hose.

I shoot rifle at 50+yds and pistol at 10+yds

The other day I was shooting paper targets on cardboard stapled to 1x1" pine wood stuck in the ground (no steel on the range at all). When I was cleaning up, I found a perfectly mushroomed 9mm hollowpoint on the driveway behind me. I have no idea whay that bounced off of. There was nothing but trees and dirt downrange (no rocks visable at all). Weird stuff happnes with guns sometimes.

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Old May 7, 2020, 07:53 PM   #55
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The warning on steel you buy at your local store is to cover the manufactures butt.

I've shot soft steel as well as AR500 and theres certainly a difference.

My small range at home I normally shoot non magnum pistols as close as 7yards with AR steel that swings and is angled down. Never a problem. With soft steel you can shoot a .223 at 100yds and have reason to be concerned under the same circumstances.

It's all relative folks.
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