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Long Range Pistols Fort Smith AR

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John`s Guns & Ammo
(479) 782-4867
420 North Greenwood Avenue
Fort Smith, AR
 
Fugett`s Gun Shop
(479) 782-0425
710 North Greenwood Avenue
Fort Smith, AR
 
A-1 Lock Key & Gun - Van Buren Number
(479) 471-5300
1815 Towson Avenue
Fort Smith, AR
 
Fortner Gun Works
(479) 474-1990
6118 Fortner Road
Van Buren, AR
 
Pioneer Pawn & Gun
(479) 996-4503
15021 South Highway 71
Greenwood, AZ
 
Andy`s Pawn & Gun Shop
(479) 783-3658
2113 Dodson Avenue
Fort Smith, AR
 
Gun Shop Inc
(479) 649-7866
4301 Regions Park Drive
Fort Smith, AR
 
K & L Pawn Guns & Stuff Inc
(479) 782-8844
4721 Grand Avenue
Fort Smith, AR
 
Rockys Corner Pawn & Loan
(918) 427-6068
Corner Of Ltd Shop Ctr
Roland, OK
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(479) 646-8900
Fort Smith Pavillion
Fort Smith, AR
 

Long Distance Lessons

A short course on extending your handguns range

Shooting sticks are helpful items when you find yourself shooting "out yonder." They are a great aid, especially when grass or brush prevent the hunter from getting in the prone position.

Rifle enthusiasts are not the only shooters who enjoy the challenge of long-range shooting. Handgunners also like to test their skills on long-distance targets in organized competition, informal plinking or varmint hunting. Whether it's a rock, tin can, varmint or steel silhouette, many of us enjoy stepping up to this unique, yet difficult quest.

There are several elements that affect the success of long-range shooting, but first I should probably define "long range." For the shooter with a .25 auto trying to topple a tin can, 25 yards can qualify as long range. For those using most magnum revolvers in a hunting situation, 100 yards is long range. On the silhouette field where any hit that knocks over the target is considered good, some shooters make 200-yard shots look easy.

When shooting long range, knowing the trajectory, or path of the bullet, is crucial. Revolver rounds like the .44 Magnum suffer a great deal in this regard when compared to bottle-neck rifle cartridges. Let's look at a typical situation with a 240-grain bullet going 1,500 fps, which would be a maximum load. With the gun sighted-in at 50 yards, out at 150 yards the bullet will drop an amazing 14 inches, and, depending on wh...

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