I don't see any point in shooting a defensive firearm at distances greater than normal defensive range. My six-inch S&W model 29 or the five and a half inch model 627 (.44 mag and .357 mag., respectively) are good for fifty to a hundred yards. But I don't carry those except in the woods.
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