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How far does a 9mm travel?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Starship, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. Starship

    Starship NE Portland Active Member

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    Standing, shooting straight out, about how far will a 9mm (115 gr) travel. Nothing in the way just how far will it go? How about a 40 SW (124 gr)?
     
  2. huntpotter

    huntpotter SW WA Negotiator Bronze Supporter

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    motohead185 Portland, OR Member

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    but that is if its fired from a standard height target what if he/she was a "little person" then it would hit the ground at a lower distances, right?
     
  4. Naybor

    Naybor South East Oklahoma New Member

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    Assuming a little person shot straight out, yup it would hit the ground sooner.

    You probably need to study a ballistics chart to understand how a particular bullet, at a particular velocity and elevation, reacts. Even wind, humidy and temperature can effect trajectory. I really do admire army snipers who take the fundamentals to a whole new level. Fascinating!!!!!!!!!