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Misty02
08-03-2012, 20:36
http://www.guns.com/texas-gun-owner-shoot-out-10236.html


Stacy raised his gun, fired, and landed one hell of a shot – by his estimate “a good 165 yards” – with a pistol (we do not know the make or caliber at this time). Stacy wasn’t even sure if he could make the shot at that distance: “I hope this magnum bullet’ll hold up, you know, this distance. And sure enough it did and I hit him in the thigh.”

At that point, Conner returned fire against Stacy with his AR-15. He missed his shot, luckily, but that gave dead-eye Stacy another opportunity to pull the trigger. Stacy “hit him again and put three more in him … The patrolman got two shots in him with that AR-15. And it seems like he’s all over with, then."

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ithaca_deerslayer
08-03-2012, 21:17
Something fishy about that distance. 4 hits from a handgun at 165 yards, in a gunfight?

Deaf Smith
08-03-2012, 21:34
Well apparently in Early Texas it happened. I hear now he used a .357 magnum.

165 yards long? Well in International Handgun Metallic Silhouette Association (IHMSA) shooting they regularly hit rams at 200 meters. You have to shoot standing, two hands, and no scopes. .44 are more popular due to having enough energy at 200 yards to really knock the metal rams down.

No 165 yards does not seem to far fetched.

Deaf

TBO
08-03-2012, 21:34
Something fishy about that distance. 4 hits from a handgun at 165 yards, in a gunfight?
jmho, but I couldn't care less if it was 165 inches or 165 yards, he did a good and noble thing.

Misty02
08-03-2012, 22:36
Something fishy about that distance. 4 hits from a handgun at 165 yards, in a gunfight?

I too believe the distance may have been miscalculated, but the story as a whole gives a warm and fuzzy feeling, doesn’t it? :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elmer_Keith (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elmer_Keith)

Could there be any truth to the statement below? If so, then a 165 yard shot is not so out of realm of possibilities with good skills and a little bit of luck.


Keith was never a competition pistol shooter.nor a handgun hunter, but regarded the handgun as a weapon of opportunity. He had plenty of opportunities to use his sixgun on game during his life. He was incredibly skilled with handguns. He shot at a rifle-wounded deer and hit it several times at a range of 600-yards using his 6˝ inch S&W Model 29 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%26W_Model_29)


ETA: Also keep in mind that Stacy was able to carefully aim his shot from his location without incoming fire for the first shot. I don’t know if his handgun was propped on something for stability, if so that probably helped in having the follow up shots hit the target.
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Misty02
08-03-2012, 22:46
jmho, but I couldn't care less if it was 165 inches or 165 yards, he did a good and noble thing.

My sentiments exactly! More so that he didn’t stop once the shooter turned on him.

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Misty02
08-03-2012, 22:55
This guy made 3 shots in a row on a target that was 200 yards away using a .38 Special S&W Model 60.

Bob Munden -- Impossible 200 Yard Shot - YouTube

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ithaca_deerslayer
08-03-2012, 23:32
This guy made 3 shots in a row on a target that was 200 yards away using a .38 Special S&W Model 60.

Bob Munden -- Impossible 200 Yard Shot - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tied-t1fFsk)

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No doubt those shots can be done by some. And maybe the guy in your OP story is one. But under the stress of that gunfight, if that distance was true, that guy's shooting reaches the status of not only local hero, but legendary!

Misty02
08-03-2012, 23:52
No doubt those shots can be done by some. And maybe the guy in your OP story is one. But under the stress of that gunfight, if that distance was true, that guy's shooting reaches the status of not only local hero, but legendary!

I would have to agree! :)

(even larger miracles have been known to happen though)

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Deaf Smith
08-04-2012, 15:05
IHMSA Introduction - YouTube

Just watch the video and see what they do with handguns at 200 yards.

Deaf

Mister_Beefy
08-04-2012, 15:14
jmho, but I couldn't care less if it was 165 inches or 165 yards, he did a good and noble thing.


agreed!

Misty02
08-04-2012, 16:15
IHMSA Introduction - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6xme4axGM8)

Just watch the video and see what they do with handguns at 200 yards.

Deaf

Impressive! :wow: (I can only dream of such marksmanship.)

With thousands of entries each year, it is sounding less and less as such an impossible feat. So what is left is the gentleman’s courageous actions even after he started to receive incoming fire himself.

He has my respect and admiration, to say the least.

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BamaBud
08-04-2012, 17:55
There's an interview with the fellow in this thread:

http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1435457

Seems like someone you'd be proud to have as a friend.

kahoys
08-04-2012, 17:59
Bad!......................

Misty02
08-04-2012, 18:48
There's an interview with the fellow in this thread:

http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1435457

Seems like someone you'd be proud to have as a friend.

Hopefully nothing negative will come this gentleman’s way once the dust settles.


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NEOH212
08-04-2012, 23:00
jmho, but I couldn't care less if it was 165 inches or 165 yards, he did a good and noble thing.

This.

:thumbsup::agree:

Gunnut 45/454
08-05-2012, 00:14
I dont have a problem hitting a man sized target at 100 yards with my 357 Mag never shot it at anything past that. But I don't think rested it would be that hard to hit a man that far.:whistling:

Hour13
08-05-2012, 00:45
jmho, but I couldn't care less if it was 165 inches or 165 yards, he did a good and noble thing.

That about sums it up right there.

My hat's off to this gentleman.




On a side note, I want to quickly address a fubar in the story, due to the bad press our beloved black rifles have taken lately. The BG was NOT using an AR15.

The responding officer had an AR, our new favorite old-timer specified this, and describes seeing the BG loading "another round" into his gun. A bolt action of some kind perhaps?

Just sayin'. Not every nut-job has an AR, not everyone with an AR is a nut-job.

:wavey:

Jake Starr
08-05-2012, 08:18
It can be and has been done, but not an easy feat. Easier with a .357 Mag than a .45LC. I have taken game at long distances with both.

Cavalry Doc
08-05-2012, 09:45
I go through Early, TX on my way to the ranch I hunt at frequently. It's a quiet rural community.

Helping the cops out there, is a lot different than other places. It can go south for the good Samaritan too. Best I remember in this case, the cops left this guy out to dry after he saved an officers life. http://pawpawshouse.blogspot.com/2006/03/baton-rouge-ccw-shooting-update_01.html