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Posted: 6/22/2001 9:58:50 AM EDT
What is the closest distance you would stand to shoot steel targets safely, using handguns in a combat course?
Link Posted: 6/22/2001 10:00:38 AM EDT
10 yards minimum is the standard of USPSA.
Link Posted: 6/22/2001 10:06:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/22/2001 10:03:56 AM EDT by AR_in_the_woods]
It would depend on what I was wearing. Buck naked vs the type of full body armor the clowns that did the No Hollywood bank robbery were wearing. Seriously, It depends on a number of things. Check out this article. It's pretty good. [url]http://www.actiontarget.com/Reactive_Steel.htm[/url] Edited to make it clickable
Link Posted: 6/22/2001 11:56:02 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/22/2001 2:18:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/22/2001 2:16:45 PM EDT by ajp3jeh]
This will depend on the particular target you are shooting. For most steel with a perpindicular face, 10 yards is a good number. There are some steel targets that have an angled face which is designed to direct the fragments downward, allowing you to shoot with the targets very close. This assumes that you are shooting handgun rounds (9, 40, 45) and not rifle rounds. I know that some of the Black Water targets can be shot as close as 7 yards.
Link Posted: 6/22/2001 2:36:42 PM EDT
Is "Blackwater" a manufacturer or a style of target? I have portable steel by Speedwell (excellent but expensive) and Arntzen (also excellent and much more affordable).
Link Posted: 6/22/2001 10:44:52 PM EDT
Much depends on a large number of variables. The type of steel, the shape it is in, what you are shooting (caliber), the design of the bullet, etc. If you know what yo are doing, you can shoot steel at 2 yards without trouble. If you do it wrong, you can still get hit with the steel set at 50 yards.
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