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tthomas
02-15-2012, 21:18
I have a Glock 23, how far will it shoot, holding sights on target; not holding high, but holding sights dead on target; what's the max distance?

Thanks

arclight610
02-15-2012, 21:23
Are you asking what your sights are sighted in for from factory? It really depends on the load and stuff, but my G19 would hit dead on at 25 yds.

bac1023
02-15-2012, 21:28
If you're talking about bullet trajectory, it would depend on the weight of the bullet and how hot the ammo is.

ronin.45
02-15-2012, 21:44
It will shoot all the way to where the bullet hits.

Just_plinking
02-15-2012, 21:58
ads=vdv just integrate and apply gravity and plug in your acceptable bullet drop (you will obviously also need to know muzzle velocity)... and this is ignoring drag. Ah, just never mind. :rofl:

I can't remember this **** w/o working it out. Point is you can make a good guess if you put a little work into it.

bustedknee
02-15-2012, 22:08
The path of the bullet is not a flat line.

The actual flight of the bullet is an arc. If you are sighted dead-on at X distance, the bullet angles upward higher than the line-of-sight, crosses the LOS at X, then drops below the LOS.

You chose X and set your sights accordingly.

Caver 60
02-15-2012, 23:26
What in the world do you mean by "how far will it shoot" or "what's the max distance?"

There's so many variables there, I can't figure how to even try to answer the question.

DJ Niner
02-15-2012, 23:38
To answer your question, we will need to know the size of your target, or the size of the part of the target you want to hit (such as the black bulls-eye area).

For instance, with a 9mm Glock, I can hold on the center of a full-size humanoid silhouette (like a B-27 target) and still hit it at about 100 yards. The shots will hit the target below where I am aiming, but the large size of the target (top-to-bottom) means the bullets will still hit inside the black scoring area (they will be low, but still on-target).

Syclone538
02-15-2012, 23:43
Guys, I really think this is all he's looking for.


Cartridge (Wb@MV).....Bullet BC....25 yds....50 yds.....100 yds.....MPBR (yds.)
.40 S&W (155 at 1180).....137.......+2.0".......+3.0"....... -0.8"........111

http://www.chuckhawks.com/handgun_trajectory_table.htm

davsco
02-16-2012, 08:43
the bullet should hit the ground somewhere around 175 - 225 yards.

DJ Niner
02-16-2012, 18:47
Guys, I really think this is all he's looking for.


Cartridge (Wb@MV).....Bullet BC....25 yds....50 yds.....100 yds.....MPBR (yds.)
.40 S&W (155 at 1180).....137.......+2.0".......+3.0"....... -0.8"........111

http://www.chuckhawks.com/handgun_trajectory_table.htmProbably true, but as I said above, you still need the target size to compute the MPBR portion of this info. In the introductory paragraph for the chart, Chuck specifies that the MPBR is being figured based on a maximum 3" rise above, or fall below, the line of sight; so, the target in this case is 6 inches tall.