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Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by Misty02, Aug 3, 2012.
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Something fishy about that distance. 4 hits from a handgun at 165 yards, in a gunfight?
Well apparently in Early Texas it happened. I hear now he used a .357 magnum.
165 yards long? Well in International Handgun Metallic Silhouette Association (IHMSA) shooting they regularly hit rams at 200 meters. You have to shoot standing, two hands, and no scopes. .44 are more popular due to having enough energy at 200 yards to really knock the metal rams down.
No 165 yards does not seem to far fetched.
jmho, but I couldn't care less if it was 165 inches or 165 yards, he did a good and noble thing.
I too believe the distance may have been miscalculated, but the story as a whole gives a warm and fuzzy feeling, doesn’t it?
Could there be any truth to the statement below? If so, then a 165 yard shot is not so out of realm of possibilities with good skills and a little bit of luck.
ETA: Also keep in mind that Stacy was able to carefully aim his shot from his location without incoming fire for the first shot. I don’t know if his handgun was propped on something for stability, if so that probably helped in having the follow up shots hit the target.
My sentiments exactly! More so that he didnt stop once the shooter turned on him.
This guy made 3 shots in a row on a target that was 200 yards away using a .38 Special S&W Model 60.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tied-t1fFsk"]Bob Munden -- Impossible 200 Yard Shot - YouTube[/ame]
No doubt those shots can be done by some. And maybe the guy in your OP story is one. But under the stress of that gunfight, if that distance was true, that guy's shooting reaches the status of not only local hero, but legendary!
I would have to agree!
(even larger miracles have been known to happen though)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6xme4axGM8"]IHMSA Introduction - YouTube[/ame]
Just watch the video and see what they do with handguns at 200 yards.
Impressive! (I can only dream of such marksmanship.)
With thousands of entries each year, it is sounding less and less as such an impossible feat. So what is left is the gentlemans courageous actions even after he started to receive incoming fire himself.
He has my respect and admiration, to say the least.
There's an interview with the fellow in this thread:
Seems like someone you'd be proud to have as a friend.
Hopefully nothing negative will come this gentlemans way once the dust settles.
I dont have a problem hitting a man sized target at 100 yards with my 357 Mag never shot it at anything past that. But I don't think rested it would be that hard to hit a man that far.
That about sums it up right there.
My hat's off to this gentleman.
On a side note, I want to quickly address a fubar in the story, due to the bad press our beloved black rifles have taken lately. The BG was NOT using an AR15.
The responding officer had an AR, our new favorite old-timer specified this, and describes seeing the BG loading "another round" into his gun. A bolt action of some kind perhaps?
Just sayin'. Not every nut-job has an AR, not everyone with an AR is a nut-job.
It can be and has been done, but not an easy feat. Easier with a .357 Mag than a .45LC. I have taken game at long distances with both.
I go through Early, TX on my way to the ranch I hunt at frequently. It's a quiet rural community.
Helping the cops out there, is a lot different than other places. It can go south for the good Samaritan too. Best I remember in this case, the cops left this guy out to dry after he saved an officers life. http://pawpawshouse.blogspot.com/2006/03/baton-rouge-ccw-shooting-update_01.html