Jerry does it again

JayhawkerJayhawker ModeratorPosts: 15,061 Senior Member
2" J-frame snubby, upside down, fired with pinky, 18" X 24" plate........200 yards

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIwVK_FxGZk
Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"

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  • BullgatorBullgator Member Posts: 393 Member
    Unreal.
  • USUFBUSUFB Senior Member Posts: 830 Senior Member
    Wow! :worthy:
    Sometimes, I lie awake in bed at night wondering "Why the heck can't I fall asleep?"
    NRA Life Member
  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    He would have made a great '70s era TV detective when a sniper was shooting at him with a scoped rifle.
    Teach your children to love guns, they'll never be able to afford drugs
  • john.41john.41 Member Posts: 311 Member
    WOW! First try........at least the first one they show.
  • MichakavMichakav Senior Member Posts: 2,430 Senior Member
    john.41 wrote: »
    WOW! First try........at least the first one they show.

    I'm guessing he practiced some before filming.
  • farm boyfarm boy Senior Member Posts: 987 Senior Member
    That gentleman is living the dream.
    I am afraid we forget sometime that the basic and simple things brings us the most pleasure.
    Dad 5-31-13
  • GLI45GLI45 Member Posts: 32 Member
    He's not human! He does amazing things with firearms which has convinced me he's actually a cyborg.
    STI-Eagle (2)/Trojan (2)/Edge/Sentinel/Rogue/Ranger/VIP/Guardian/Tactical/Escort; Sig P238; Ruger Redhawk & Super Blackhawk
  • sarg1csarg1c Senior Member Posts: 1,707 Senior Member
    I saw that, but one thing for sure,it's not fun shooting shooting +P's in my Air weight. S/W. I'm glad I shot it before the wife did. I'll load up some lighter loads before taking her to the range.
  • stepmacstepmac Member Posts: 172 Member
    I've been shooting my Smith Model 36 at 200 yards for decades, but never upside down and seldom double action. I love long range shooting with a pistol and it is astounding how well you can do, just try it. Few do. I won't hit the gong at 200 yds with a 1911 every shot, but almost. Really, try it. Just watch those sights and squeeze. At 200 you'll shoot low, so raise the front sight up in the rear sight notch, don't "hold over". You'll need to raise that front sight about half way up its length. BTW, never practice with heavy loads. In a .357 mag I use 38 specials and with a .45 Long Colt I shoot soft re-loads. Generally when I practice with a pistol I shoot a .22. Recoil is not a good thing and will indeed eventually cause you to flinch no matter how often you say the kick doesn't bother you. It bothers your brain.

    If you can see it with your naked eye you can usually hit it with a pistol shot, but it might take you a few shots to get the range.
  • gunrunner428gunrunner428 Senior Member Posts: 1,018 Senior Member
    stepmac,

    I beg to differ on "never practice with heavy loads." If you're going to rely on the gun to potentially save your life, I would say definitely practice - at least some - with the loads you would also rely on. Recoil is a fact of gun life, and if you're at least familiar with your gun's performance when using its heaviest load it will be less of a distraction when things begin happening for real.

    Sight justification is one factor - does your gun shoot to the same point of aim with the full-house .357 Magnum loads, +P defensive loads, and your light practice loads?

    I've also heard the argument that adrenaline and the needs of the situation will let you fire without even realizing the gun's recoil. Well and good. Then you will be further better off by knowing the rest of the performance and accuracy equation.

    I do see the value of training with ammunition that is less likely to wear-and-tear on the gun and the shooter. I always made sure to shoot my qualifiers, when I carried for armed security, with +P practice loads for my Model 15 (Speer Lawman makes a 158 gr +P FMJ load that I really liked for the purpose, at significantly lower cost than the Speer Gold Dot or Federal HydraShok +P loads that were my favorites) to know the way the gun handled with full-pressure loads.
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