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Long Range Pistols Rapid City SD

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Jackfirst Gun Shop
(605) 343-8481
1201 Turbine Dr
Rapid City, SD
 
Rapidcity Scheels
(605) 342-9033
480 Rushmore Mall 2200 North Maple
Rapid City, SD
 
Makoweski, Peter
605224531
20461 Green Grass Rd
Pierre, SD
 
Ace Hardware
605224108
339 S Pierre St
Pierre, SD
 
Steamboats Oasis
605224657
511 W Dakata Ave
Pierre, SD
 
Gustafson, Gary E
605787554
12928 Larene Drive
Black Hawk, SD
 
Rapid-Fire Firearms Contact: Robert Akers
(605) 381-8940
1350 Neva Way
Rapid City, SD
 
Hansen'S
605842386
321 Main St
Winner, SD
 
Runnings Farm & Fleet
605224166
1600 N Harrison
Pierre, SD
 
Midwest Supply
605853212
206 W Clemmer Ave
Chamberlain, SD
 

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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