4 thoughts on “Flat shooting handguns”

  1. Caleb: HINT: that depends upon the SIZE of the target and whether it MOVES…

    All The Best,
    Frank W. James

    1. Frank,

      Caleb: HINT: that depends upon the SIZE of the target and whether it MOVES…

      And the distance.

      Coyotes in open country @ 100+ yds is a niche market in the handgun world, after all.

      I’m not selling my last .41 Mag, or anything, though…

  2. Well yeah, but I’m not one of those guys popping stuff in soybean fields at 100 yards with a handgun.

    And actually, the trajectory does matter to me for one of the games I play – in Bianchi Cup I have to take 50 yard shots at targets, which means I want the gun to shoot point of aim point of impact at least that far.

  3. Jim Higginbotham worked with this quite a bit a few years ago, using the standard 9mm/.38/.357/.40/.45 calibers, plus some hot wildcats in the .355 and 10mm bore size. I think he shot mostly to 100 yards but some to 150.

    As I recall, he found that even in accurate service pistols and being shot by an excellent shooter like himself, group size was a bigger problem than a small trajectory gain. At ranges where the trajectory started to have any effect, the group size had opened up to the point it hardly mattered.
    Up to that point, it was so hard to tell the drop difference that the holds didn’t need to change much if at all.

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