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I saw on a different thread that there were 75 yard poppers in a uspsa match, the farthest i have seen personally  were a zone plates at 50 yards. It also seems like there is a classifier with 40 or 50 yard shots on paper that i have shot, but i can't remember for sure. So, what is the longest shots you have seen at a uspsa match (not multigun)?

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Yesterday we had a head shot at 20 yards and a couple of 8" steel plates partially obscured by barrels (about 1/2 visible) at around 30 yards.  I think the no-shoot under the head shot psyched out a few shooters that didn't know there holds.

 

A good match (especially for PCC shooters).

 

(If you really needed it, the steel were available at shorter distances but the extra movement ate up a lot of time,)

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Didn't A3 quite awhile back have a standards stage what included full-size paper targets out to 75 yards, back when Manny was running it?  (2008?  2009?)

 

40-45 yard poppers are a common thing at the current A3 yearly match.  I've shot 40-45 yard paper and poppers at locals.  (Not well, but I've shot AT them.  :) )

 

 

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Area 3 many years ago had a couple of pepper poppers that could be engaged at 70+ yards.  Was the smart plan.  I even had a bunch of guys over and practiced some.  One of my buds nailed both with 1 shot each, I couldn't hit either!  Lot of good practicing it did me.

 

At a club match many, many years ago before Dots we had a series of targets at 100 yards.  I got'em all that time.

 

Usually 50 yds is a long shot, might see a lot of 35 yard and under even as partial targets.   But sometimes....

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9 hours ago, Thomas H said:

Didn't A3 quite awhile back have a standards stage what included full-size paper targets out to 75 yards, back when Manny was running it?  (2008?  2009?)

 

40-45 yard poppers are a common thing at the current A3 yearly match.  I've shot 40-45 yard paper and poppers at locals.  (Not well, but I've shot AT them.  :) )

 

 

See above they were Pepper Poppers.  Manny supposedly at the time would end each of his practice sessions shooting at 75 yard steel.

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16 hours ago, pskys2 said:

Area 3 many years ago had a couple of pepper poppers that could be engaged at 70+ yards.  Was the smart plan.  I even had a bunch of guys over and practiced some.  One of my buds nailed both with 1 shot each, I couldn't hit either!  Lot of good practicing it did me.

 

At a club match many, many years ago before Dots we had a series of targets at 100 yards.  I got'em all that time.

 

Usually 50 yds is a long shot, might see a lot of 35 yard and under even as partial targets.   But sometimes....

 

This is awesome.

 

I love shooting handguns at longer ranges; would like to see poppers at 100yds... not every club can access 100yd bays, but even 50yd US poppers would be great..

 

The fear/opposition is that it would alienate new shooters, but I think having it on one stage once in a while would actually broaden their perspectives on accuracy/capabilities of a handgun.

 

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9 minutes ago, StealthyBlagga said:

And folks wonder why "shooting a rifle in a pistol match"" has so much appeal... it's because these are not problems that should be solved with a pistol 😐

 

All the long shots i have seen predated pcc.  But I do think anything over 50 yards is really a bit too far.  But i would shoot it at ant distance (or at least try too) and have fun.

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10 minutes ago, StealthyBlagga said:

And folks wonder why "shooting a rifle in a pistol match"" has so much appeal... it's because these are not problems that should be solved with a pistol 😐

 

Oh, let's all be honest, the appeal has hardly to do with longshots. 

 

Also, for practical purposes, most do not cc a carbine. For the lack of frequency (a couple of shots out of 100s), Id say it would match the frequency/rarity that necessity would dictate.

 

However, such long shots were practically necessary, recently, to end real threats, with a handgun.

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4 minutes ago, rishii said:

This is the match director in me

how long does it take to reset 70 popper shots and tape targets at +50 yards

To me this may be the biggest issue. Unless you are doing a walk up type stage and shooting two shooters at a time and even that is a time suck

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2 hours ago, StealthyBlagga said:

And folks wonder why "shooting a rifle in a pistol match"" has so much appeal... it's because these are not problems that should be solved with a pistol 😐

 

lol, I think it's just because most people are too lazy to practice enough to solve them with a pistol.

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