Shooting at Longer Ranges

How far away can you hit an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper? Start at 5 yards. When you can keep 5 rounds on the piece of paper move out to 10 yards. Then 15. Then 20. Then 25. And so on.

Do you notice…

  1. The greater the distance the more important sight alignment and trigger control became.
  2. As the distance increases, your handgun may not have shot to the same point of aim as it did at 3 or 5 yards.
  3. Smaller handguns with a short sight radius are more difficult to shoot accurately at longer ranges.

How your firearm functions for you at different distances is something you need to be aware of if you expect to be able to get hits firing at longer distances. With practice, you should be able to keep most of your shots on an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper at distances greater than 25 yards… depending on which handgun you are using.