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Range for 1911

Postby devildog28 » Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:32 pm

Ok you guys I'd like to know just how far my 1911 can be with normal UMC ammo or any ammo for that matter. I've shot it at almost 30 yards and got really good groups.

I just want to know the pistols capabilty, I'm not trying to be arrogant but I'm a crack shot so I just need to know the equipment's capability.
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Postby don taylor » Sun Feb 08, 2009 4:49 pm

75 yards and it really starts to dive. 100 yards and I can hold center mass on a man silo. After that the sight on the front of my Kimber is too broad and the target is obscured too much.
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Postby devildog28 » Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:21 pm

Thanks don. I have to figure that if anyone would try a handgun a a hundred yards it would be you :thumbsup: :biggrin:
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Postby apexhunter » Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:23 pm

Actually, shooting a 1911 at 100 yards is a lot of fun. Just this past Saturday we were shooting pistols and rifles (pistols at 2 to 25 yards and rifles at 100) and at the end of the shoot I unloaded a clip of .45 at 100 yards with decent results. Holding towards the top of a 16" centerfire target I was hitting within 6" of bullseye. Like Don has found, the front post of a handgun is simply too wide for very fine accuracy past 25-30 yards...even with my Kimber Target II.

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Postby Sagebrush » Mon Feb 09, 2009 3:23 pm

Here in Nevada, Jackrabbits at 50 yards is a kick in the butt.

8-10 foot lead at a right angle shot and at 45 degrees , maybe a
4 feet. Very seldom do you get a "Sitter".

Most of the guys here use optics for the 50 yard + shots since
the stock sights cover up a lot of target area.
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Postby devildog28 » Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:20 pm

I'm going to try it this weekend at the range :yes:

Going to try to keep a straight face when I tell the guy I would like a 100 yard line for my pistol
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