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Long Range Pistols Tucson AZ

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Murphy`s Guns and Gunsmithing
(520) 881-7074
3235 North Country Club Road
Tucson, AZ
 
Holehan`s Custom Gunsmithing
(520) 745-0622
5758 East 34th Street
Tucson, AZ
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(520) 742-0792
11935 N. Oracle Road
Oro Valley, AZ
 
Popular Outdoor Outfitters
(520) 290-1644
Broadway
Tucson, AZ
 
Engine Installations of America
(520) 791-9100
2565 North Tuttle Avenue
Tucson, AZ
 
Frontier Gun Shop
(520) 325-9880
3156 East Grant Road
Tucson, AZ
 
Rich`s Gun Room
(520) 318-1010
5225 East Pima Street
Tucson, AZ
 
YMCA - Lohse Family Branch
(520) 623-5200
60 West Alameda Street
Tucson, AZ
 
JCPenney
(520) 293-8100
4530 N Oracle Rd
Tucson, AZ
 
Fair Wheel Bikes
(520) 884-9018
1110 East 6th Street
Tucson, AZ
 

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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