How far away while target shooting?

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  1. pete29

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    Hey everyone, I have a general question. How far do you stand from your target while practicing with your Glock?
     
  2. kda

    kda NRA Life Member

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    I try to vary the range. Most is inside 10 yards since 7 yards or less is the normal range for self defense situations where you may need to use a pistol. But I always put 20 rounds onto target at 50 feet when starting my shoot as it helps me to focus mentally and physically.
     

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    I stand about 10 yards or so most of the time.

    Sometimes I get close and rapid fire/double tap.

    Sometimes I get far away just to see how accurate I can be.

    It all depends on how I'm feeling at the time.
     
  4. TZZ

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    Usually, I shoot for testing and fun at 7 yards. This distance is about the most you will need in most threatening, self-defense situations. For greater challenge I shoot some targets at the next indoor range marker, 15 yards. The only problem is at this longer distance FMJ target ammo tends to be too varied and inconsistent.
     
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    Thanks for the responses, they make good points.
     
  7. banjobob

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    10 yards give or take. If someone is 30 feet away its usually safer to run than to start shooting back.
     
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    I shoot any where from 5 feet to 25 yards. In reality, must confrontations take place within a very short distance.
     
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    5 to 35 yards; indexed or sighted

    1-3 yards; retention.
     
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    I'm new with the handguns, so I decided to set up my targets at 10 yards now.
    Just to get use to the pistol and don't stress myself too much.
    Eventually I'm going to give a try to the targets set as far as 20 or 50 yards, however I'm planning to keep most of my training within 15 yards distance.
     
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    I shoot at 10 yards for defense training, 20 yards for fun.
     
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    25 yards with 25 yard slow fire targets in indoor ranges. ~50 yards with silhouettes or 25 yard slow fire targets at outdoor ranges.

    I enjoy seeing how accurate I can be. If you can stay on target at 25+ yards you'll run rounds through the same hole at ~7 yards. I find if I strain my abilities I get better faster.

    I have a shot gun for HD and I cant carry in my state so I dont practice for real life tactical situations. But I dont see how shooting a target at distance would negatively effect my short range abilities...
     
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    7-35yds and everywhere in between.

    Speed gets practiced up close and accuracy farther away.

    I'd rather be somewhat practiced at taking a shot at 15 or 25yds than never practice it and need to.

    Running isn't always an option. And regardless of studies - life is life. It doesn't always happen at 7yds.
     
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    12 yards (35 ft) or less for me. Anything beyond that and its time to be using a long arm.

    Still, I enjoy popping water filled gallon jugs and 2 liter bottles at 100 yards with my 1911 with regularity. Something I can't seem to do with any other handgun.
     
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    I don't target shoot often but when I do it's at 25 yds. I mostly just plink and the range varrys some shots are close within 15 yds or so but I don't pass up shots at 60 yds or better. A 12oz can within about 40 yds won't hold water anymore if I see it. My theory is if you don't try it you will never hit it. I have made some unbelievable shots with my pistols. And yes I have missed a lot also.
     
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    Right now I'm at 7 yds. 12 would be fine for me.
     
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    Usually five to ten yards.
     
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    12 ft, 25 ft, 50 ft, 75 ft, 25 ft and 50 ft.
    I usually work these distances indoors practicing for the indoor GSSF league shoots. It's a blast. If there's a range in your area sponsoring the Glock indoor league, do it!
     
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    7 to 20 yards. Always start out at 7, then work my way up to 20.