You can reliably hit silhouettes at 200 yards on the BP range at tcgc with a 9mm. I prefer a scope over the red dot for plinking with a 9mm. However, for some applications a red dot is superior. I would go scope for a bolt action as fast target acquisition would not be my ideal for a bolt action. For longer shots, IMO only, irons are superior to red dots. I find it harder to do holdovers with a red dot. A magnified red dot is cool, too, but if you are doing holdovers, frankly, I prefer a marked reticle over a red dot. I typically shoot silhouettes at the 100-150 yard range with a 9mm for reference. I do like hitting the gong at 200 too.Lol, don’t tempt me. I’ve hit at 1000 yards with a Glock 19 once.
It only sounds good up until I say how many shots I took.
You guys are good. With one of my 10mm Auto pistols, I can hit the black ball on a (rifle) paper target at 50 yards which for me is very good. But of the many handguns I own, none has a scope. They all have whatever factory sights they came with. As a practical matter, I leave the longer range stuff for a rifle. That's just my own personal doctrine, whatever works for or pleases others I have no argument with.You can reliably hit silhouettes at 200 yards on the BP range at tcgc with a 9mm.