The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > Hogan's Alley > Tactics and Training

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old April 2, 2010, 12:26 AM   #26
Senior Member
Join Date: January 27, 2008
Posts: 1,892
I do a lot of practice at 7yds.
When I go plinking, I'll often set up steel spinners at 25 paces (25 yds is where my targets are rated for .45ACP)
raimius is offline  
Old April 2, 2010, 02:54 AM   #27
Senior Member
Join Date: June 2, 2005
Location: Buckeye State
Posts: 286
+1 on the 3, 5 and 7 yards! For fun shooting i go up to 25 yards pistol shoot only.
FREEDOM IS NOT FREE! Don't take it forgranted!
exprt9 is offline  
Old April 2, 2010, 04:33 AM   #28
Senior Member
Join Date: March 29, 2009
Posts: 340
Most of my handgun training and practice is defencive so i shoot with my CC handguns at anywhere from 7 to 25 yards. My higher caliber handguns .44 mag specifically may be longer distances (20-75 yards)
biohazurd is offline  
Old April 2, 2010, 06:33 AM   #29
N.H. Yankee
Senior Member
Join Date: October 17, 2004
Location: Rural N.H.
Posts: 1,586
50 feet all the way to 50 yards, I usually do about 50 rounds each at 50 feet and 25 yards as a mixed routine and finish with 10 shots at 50 yards. I have my own range so I can do whatever I feel like for that session.
The real danger to America is not abroad but within..
Having an open mind is a good thing, but not so open that your brains fall out!
Save America, abort liberalism.
N.H. Yankee is offline  
Old April 2, 2010, 06:35 AM   #30
Senior Member
Join Date: December 19, 2008
Location: milton, wv
Posts: 3,640
Most generally...13yds.. Do quite a bit at 25yds... and for Deer hunting practice with my 629 at 50yds.
Desert Eagle Alliance Group Launcher Extraordinaire ______
----Get Busy Live'n.....Or....Get Busy Die'n......Red
-------They call me Dr. Bob,,,, I have a PhD in S&W
DiscoRacing is offline  
Old April 2, 2010, 07:17 AM   #31
Senior Member
Join Date: February 27, 2008
Location: midwest
Posts: 4,204
I practice the most at 25 yards it's the max at the indoor range I shoot at. Outdoors I will shoot much farther last weekend I was shooting my 5" 38 Super at ~120 yards.

I've found (for me at least) the ability to shoot COM fast at 25 yards makes 7 very easy. COM shots at 7 yards don't always translate into hits at 25yards.
rather be judged by 12 than carried by 6
originally posted my Mike Irwin
My handguns are are for one purpose only, though...
The starter gun on the "Fat man's mad dash tactical retreat."
mavracer is offline  
Old April 2, 2010, 07:58 AM   #32
Senior Member
Join Date: December 22, 2007
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,222
Practice ranges?

1. Snubbie: 7 and 15 yards.
2. 1911& Glock: 7,15 and 25 yards.
3. 4" revolvers 7,15 and 25 yards.
skydiver3346 is offline  
Old April 2, 2010, 10:23 PM   #33
Senior Member
Join Date: February 5, 2007
Location: Monroeville, Alabama
Posts: 1,653
Averages about 15 yards.
FM12 is offline  
Old April 3, 2010, 03:58 AM   #34
Join Date: March 15, 2009
Posts: 36
.38 Snub: 7 & 15 yards.
Saiga .223 : Up to 50 yds (max at indoor range)

I don't plan on shooting my snub at ranges longer than 15 yards- if he's further away, he's no threat. I'm getting a membership at an outdoor range to stretch the Saiga's legs.
dussandr is offline  
Old April 3, 2010, 09:52 AM   #35
Senior Member
Join Date: July 27, 2009
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 227
I normally follow a lot of the training I recieved from the police department. I'll start at the closer ranges firing as fast as possible making sure all my rounds hit my target in the head.
Then I'll normally push the target back pretty far and do some bullseye shooting because you'll never know if you'll have a hostage situation where you'll have to make that one perfect shot.
ProjectCamaro is offline  
Old April 3, 2010, 11:01 AM   #36
Senior Member
Join Date: March 2, 2010
Posts: 857
Bulk of my work....

is at 7 yards, and then I finish with several targets out to the max at my range of 25 yards for the accuracy part.
jaughtman is offline  
Old April 3, 2010, 01:24 PM   #37
Senior Member
Join Date: February 22, 2008
Posts: 4,092
Exactly what Silent Bob said in post 5.
B.N.Real is offline  
Old April 3, 2010, 06:19 PM   #38
Deaf Smith
Senior Member
Join Date: October 31, 2000
Location: Texican!
Posts: 4,453
For handguns....

0-4 yards hip shooting. Pure hip shooting with Glock 26 wearing a AACK .22 unit and the 9mm slide. Plus a Smith 34 2 inch snub .22 and Centennial .38 (my two may carry guns are a Glock 26 and Smith 642.) I follow up two hip shots with a two handed shot to the head quite often on single targets.

5 yards one handed shooting. Left and right.

7 yards on out.. some times way out, two handed shooting at speed.

The outdoor range allows alot of pivoting, kneeling, moving, prone, etc as we have a 360 degree range there. The indoor range is far more usefull for low light shooting and practicing he basics.
“To you who call yourselves ‘men of peace,’ I say, you are not safe without men of action by your side” Thucydides
Deaf Smith is offline  
Old April 5, 2010, 01:57 PM   #39
Senior Member
Join Date: November 17, 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,066
I consider that from whatever distance an attacker will come at me that he’ll be within 10 feet by the time I have my gun out of the holster and aimed (aiming is perhaps a misstatement).

I put a sheet of typing paper chest-high on a high stump at 15 feet and then draw and fire trying to put two shots somewhere on the paper. These are controlled trials without the stress of an actual situation and are done with mental preparation that I will draw and fire but with my hands in a normal position and not on or near the gun. I don’t use the sights, I don’t even elevate the gun above waist level.

I have a Crimson Trace on the two guns I use for this but have found I can hit the paper and do it quicker by ignoring the dot.

I understand the CT is a valuable tool if someone knocks me down and I have to fire from an extremely odd position but have found no volunteers to help me practice this.
ClayInTx is offline  
Old April 5, 2010, 02:21 PM   #40
Join Date: June 9, 2005
Posts: 56
I practice at a variety of distances, but rarely 25 yards. I greatly respect people who can make great groups at 25 yards, but that is not me. I usually limit distances to 25 ft. Most the time I practice at 5 to 10 yards. That may seem close, but if you can't group well at that distance than you can't group well at 25 yards. In CCW classes the greatest distance is probably 25 ft that I have seen. Most the time CCW classes shoot at a distance of about 10 ft. In reality most handgun fights are close. Plus, unless you are practicing for a target competition, you need to be able to group decently at medium to high speed under stress.
bapfreak is offline  
Old April 6, 2010, 03:58 PM   #41
Join Date: April 4, 2010
Location: Maitland, Florida
Posts: 71
I typically train at 25', 50' and 75'.

Occasionally I practice as close as 5' or 10'.

I have gotten some funny looks and some funny comments at the range when I shoot at very close distances. Every now and then someone tells me "that's cheating, being so close, you can't miss!" Which I always reply, "That's the point!"
Helios is offline  
Old April 6, 2010, 05:19 PM   #42
Hard Ball
Senior Member
Join Date: November 28, 1999
Location: California
Posts: 3,925
Three yards to 100 yarda.
"I swear to defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemeis domestic or foreign WHOMSOEVER."
Hard Ball is offline  
Old April 6, 2010, 08:10 PM   #43
Join Date: March 29, 2009
Location: Oregon
Posts: 27
I usually start at 7 yards, go to 10, then to 20 or so. I am trying to get faster (mostly worked at 7 yards) and more accurate (shooting the longer distances).

I also have purchased a 22 pistol to do much of my training with - pressing the trigger is pressing the trigger, and this way I don't get as tired. Or as broke.
Kimber Custom Stainless II
Smith and Wesson Model 59, Model 915, S&W Model 10 Snubby, Beretta Neos, Taurus 357,
and a variety of 40 - 62 cal frontstuffers
david58 is offline  
Old April 6, 2010, 11:23 PM   #44
Senior Member
Join Date: August 23, 2008
Location: Illinois
Posts: 614
25 to 30 feet, single hand grip
vytoland is offline  
Old April 9, 2010, 09:47 AM   #45
Junior Member
Join Date: January 2, 2006
Location: Ohio
Posts: 4
I practice from contact distance to 25 ft. The longest line of sight in my home is 25 ft and CCW contact distances are between 0 and 11 ft.
gryphon1911 is offline  
Old April 9, 2010, 10:39 AM   #46
Senior Member
Join Date: February 9, 2006
Location: Homes in Brooklyn, NY and in Pennsylvania.
Posts: 5,060

Indoors - .22 and .45 - 50 feet.
Outdoors - 25 yards, 50 yards. Hunting pistols - 50 yards, 100 yards.
“Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports ... all others are games.” Ernest Hemingway ...
NRA Life Member
darkgael is offline  
Old April 9, 2010, 10:57 AM   #47
Join Date: October 21, 2008
Posts: 51
I shot 7 yards and under. I frequently shoot 3 yards and in, in various directions on the move. I think there is something to be said for being able to point shoot on the move at close ranges.
ezenbrowntown is offline  
Old April 9, 2010, 11:22 AM   #48
Senior Member
Join Date: February 14, 2009
Location: see name
Posts: 405
Powder burn distance to 50' or so, with the majority of shots fired within 10 yards. This is always from the holster and into a silhouette target. Depending upon where I am shooting, I try to not only come out of the holster but be on the move as I'm firing. I nearly never shoot at a "square range rules" facility.
redstategunnut is offline  
Old April 12, 2010, 08:24 AM   #49
Senior Member
Join Date: April 3, 2009
Posts: 240
Mostly 7 yards, 10 yards, 15 yards sometimes 3 yards, rarely 25 yards (I can barely see the target at that range in the dim indoor range). On the rare occasions I get to shoot outdoors I tend to shoot at longer ranges like 25 yards and so forth.

This is about the same for me. Almost never at 3 yards and very rarely at 25 ( only when I'm wanting to push the envelope.

Mostly 10-15yrds for me when practicing failure to stop ( I think is the name of it ? 2 COM and one Head shot )

Main reason for this is that 45 feet is a good distance to train for defense.... If I can hit reliably and quickly at 15 yrds then I will feel much more confident at anything closer.

Last edited by Enoy21; April 12, 2010 at 09:05 AM.
Enoy21 is offline  
Old April 12, 2010, 04:14 PM   #50
Senior Member
Join Date: February 3, 2008
Posts: 2,109
Her is an odd one for you. I practice at around 65-70 yards distance. I figure if I can tighten up everything on the standard A4 piece of white computer paper at that distance, I wont have problem taking head shot at lets say 10yds.
Firepower! is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:42 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2018 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.09192 seconds with 8 queries