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    The shot

    You have 10 seconds to make one shot and hit a 4" circle at 25 yards. What gun do you use? (And yes, this is posted in semi-auto so no revolvers need apply)

    For me it's a 1911, probably this one:


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    Any gun I get my hands on... I have confidence in my ability. It's more a challenge of the shooter's skill.

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    I'm with TAPnRACK. Whatever gun I happen to be carrying at the time.

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    10 seconds? I couldn't get one that quickly except when at the range, so whatever is in my hand would be the best.
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    At 25 yards I ain't likely to hit the 4" target with any handgun except the S&W 22A-1, and that's because of the red-dot sight. Well, that only raises the likelihood from no way to possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillman View Post
    At 25 yards I ain't likely to hit the 4" target with any handgun except the S&W 22A-1, and that's because of the red-dot sight. Well, that only raises the likelihood from no way to possible.
    I was going to go there, but decided that my 6.5" group yesterday at 25 yds with the 22/45 and red-dot meant I might possibly get it 3 times out of 5.
    If I extrapolate my 3" at 15 yds, I could do even better, but it doesn't work like that....

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    I would choose my CZ-75, given that choice, although I'm pretty confident I could make that shot with any of my pistols. Maybe not my Glock 42, but I'll give it a shot next time I'm at the range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GCBHM View Post
    I would choose my CZ-75, given that choice, although I'm pretty confident I could make that shot with any of my pistols. Maybe not my Glock 42, but I'll give it a shot next time I'm at the range.
    Well, if I rested my 22/45 I could, too ....
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    Ten seconds for a center-of-bullseye hit at 25 yards?
    When I was still competing, there was a 25-yard segment in the IPSC/SWPL Advanced Military match. The time allowed was much less than 10 seconds per shot for, if I remember correctly, five shots.
    It wasn't dead easy, but it wasn't all that hard to do either.

    Trouble is, I can't do it any more.
    Nowadays, 10 seconds seems like a very reasonable time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve M1911A1 View Post
    Ten seconds for a center-of-bullseye hit at 25 yards?
    When I was still competing, there was a 25-yard segment in the IPSC/SWPL Advanced Military match. The time allowed was much less than 10 seconds per shot for, if I remember correctly, five shots.
    It wasn't dead easy, but it wasn't all that hard to do either.

    Trouble is, I can't do it any more.
    Nowadays, 10 seconds seems like a very reasonable time.
    I read it as 10 seconds start to finish, which would include picking up the gun and acquiring some sort of sight picture, then squeezing off a shot. If you have to charge it or even load it first that cuts down the target time considerable.

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    My memory says that in the Advanced Military match, one had 12 seconds (or maybe 15), starting from standing with one's pistol loaded and holstered, to assume a firing position, draw the pistol, and put five shots into the black bullseye.

    Of course, my memory is getting slipshod, nowadays, so maybe I should ask for corroboration from someone else who shot in IPSC/SWPL matches.

    The black area of the target was larger than four inches, however. I believe that it was nine inches in diameter. The 10-ring might've been four inches.
    The really good shooters put 'em all into the 10-ring. (Not me, though.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve M1911A1 View Post
    My memory says that in the Advanced Military match, one had 12 seconds (or maybe 15), starting from standing with one's pistol loaded and holstered, to assume a firing position, draw the pistol, and put five shots into the black bullseye.

    Of course, my memory is getting slipshod, nowadays, so maybe I should ask for corroboration from someone else who shot in IPSC/SWPL matches.

    The black area of the target was larger than four inches, however. I believe that it was nine inches in diameter. The 10-ring might've been four inches.
    The really good shooters put 'em all into the 10-ring. (Not me, though.)
    I've got a ways to go, then

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    Quote Originally Posted by SailDesign View Post
    I read it as 10 seconds start to finish, which would include picking up the gun and acquiring some sort of sight picture, then squeezing off a shot. If you have to charge it or even load it first that cuts down the target time considerable.
    I agree ,, I read it also as one shot within 10 sec.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NGIB View Post
    You have 10 seconds to make one shot and hit a 4" circle at 25 yards. What gun do you use? (And yes, this is posted in semi-auto so no revolvers need apply)

    For me it's a 1911, probably this one:


    Good choice.

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    I know my Ruger 22/45 with a red dot can do it. I think my SIG P250 .45 could (the full size version) or close. Not sure yet. It's new & I'm still practicing with it & trying different ammo at 7-15 yards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babbalou1956 View Post
    I know my Ruger 22/45 with a red dot can do it. I think my SIG P250 .45 could (the full size version) or close. Not sure yet. It's new & I'm still practicing with it & trying different ammo at 7-15 yards.
    There is no reasonably well-made pistol of which I am aware that won't do it.
    It's not a challenge to the gun.

    The stated test, or, indeed, the IPSC one that I faced a few times, is a challenge to the shooter.
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    I think I'd be good to go with any of my "larger" size weapons - given a choice probably grab the P226 - maybe the P239 (sweetest shooter I have) not sure I'd attempt it w/ the P238 though...

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    I prefer semiautomatics for personal protection. Thus, I train for shorter distances than 25 yards.

    If I had to shoot that distance I would want a longer sight radius and barrel length than any of the semiautomatics I own.

    Therefore, I would shoot my .357 Smython (S&W model 19 with Colt Python barrel) with its 6" barrel.


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    25 yards, one shot in 10 seconds, a 4" circle? So where is the challenge?
    I'll have to try that when I get time and see if that is somehow hard to do.
    Not trying to be a smartass but I used to do that all the time in PPC competition but it's been
    a good while.
    Probably my Kimber LET.

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    Just had a thought. Someone could post a "contest" of sorts, set rules, post it and ask
    memeber to post the pics of the shot.
    Sounds like a fun thing.
    Rules like: No rimfire. Semi-auto only. Any Centerfire. Gun in hand. Gun from holster only.
    Gun 100 feet away under 10 inches of snow. Etc.

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