200 yard shot with a Glock 17? (First try!)


Today, I’ve got a fun video for you to watch of former Force Recon Marine, Chris Graham, having a little friendly competition and shooting a steel gong at 200 yards, with a Glock 17, on his first shot.

Another guy throws lead for the first 1:20, and then Chris nails it with his first shot.

Why is this a big deal?

Because the same fundamentals that help Chris shoot at a torso sized target at 200 yards on his first shot translates to shooting a playing card at 25 yards or a nickel at 21 feet.

You see, people get all hung up on the best gun, caliber, bullet design, etc., but the fact is that 80-90% of shooting is in your head.  And that’s great news because it means that you can shoot faster, more accurate groups in the next 30 days without spending a ton of money on ammo, new guns, or gadgets.

Get your head right and get your mind firing off high quality neural pathways and you’ll be able to put fast and accurate rounds on target, no matter what the firearm, or what the distance.

And one of the fastest, most affordable, and effective ways to make sure that you have high quality neural pathways to fire off is with Chris’ 30-10 pistol course.

It is a step-by-step, 30 day, at home training system that’s guaranteed to put you in the top 10% of all shooters.  Click >HERE< to get yours now.

Chris isn’t your average instructor.

He provides advanced weapons and tactics training to personnel from USG (US Government) agencies prior to deployment to high-threat zones.

More than that, he’s one of a relatively small group of guys who actually goes downrange and provides sustainment training to them while they’re in high threat zones.

  •     If you’re an instructor – Chris is one of the guys who you want to be picking stuff up from to use in your own classes.
  •     If you’re a shooter – Chris is an instructor who is teaching based on first hand experience downrange against determined attackers.  His teaching isn’t stuff that worked one or two times 5, 10, or 15 years ago…it’s stuff that he or his students have more than likely used in the last few months, weeks, or even days in real life encounters.

Does 30-10 work?

One SWAT shooter was recently in danger of being kicked out of his unit.  He went through Chris’ 30-10 Pistol Training and not only qualified, but is now one of the top 3 shooters in his unit.

It works so good that one VERY well known military and law enforcement tactical instructor (who I haven’t asked if I could use his name yet) now requires his students to go through the 30-10 Pistol Training before he’ll let them take a class with him!

Look, live training is a great and necessary part of becomming a safe, well rounded shooter.  But you’re not going to develop habits and muscle memory/neural pathways at a 1, 2, or even 7 day class.  30-10 is how you can develop rock-solid shooting fundamentals that will stick with you and will stay strong when you add movement, tactics, and stress on top of them.

Learn more now by going >HERE<

Are you a long range, open sight pistol shooter?  If so, share your DOPE below…and make sure to include your gun, caliber, barrel length, what kind of sights you’re using.

And a couple rules of thumb…most .45 ACP will drop 8″ at 100 yards and 80″ at 200 yards.  That’s a good starting point & caliber, load, barrel length, etc. will take it from there.

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  • Donald schmidt

    Reply Reply September 16, 2014

    Try the running deer at 100 yards. .45 long colt aim at nose. Load was9.5 Gr. H.U. Smith 19 four inch .357 had to aim high. Did this so long ago forgot the load.


    Reply Reply June 23, 2014

    Ed Mcgavin wrote a book I think it was called THE QUICK AND THE DEAD . He was a true quick draw artists and rec.holder 5 rounds out of a Colt 45 single action revolver quick draw in 9/10 of a sec I believe and could with a 50 cent piece I believe? He also found that a 357 mag with a 4 inch battle was good to 600yrs with no hold over I had to try it as it seemed like a pipe dream to me But he was correct , try it YOU may surprised .

    • davidmobile

      Reply Reply June 23, 2014

      Thanks, Happy. Keep in mind that bullet drop is a given. It depends on the load, bullet, barrel length, atmospherics, and more, but a .357 mag drops about 20 feet at 500 yards.

  • John

    Reply Reply June 14, 2014

    That was neat. I shoot the 200 yd 9″ steel plate at our range with several of my 22 LR pistols, and the 100 yd 9″ steel plate with the 22 LR pistols and a suppressor. All you hear is click – click (the action) then a ting when it hits. Folks watching can’t believe I’m actually shooting a 22 pistol with open sights at that range. John G. (SD) SheepDog

  • Daryl Salley

    Reply Reply June 12, 2014

    Many years ago I was able to impress my two young boys by hitting a 55 gal. barrel at over 200 yds. with a 4″ barrel S&W Combat Masterpiece .357. I was trying to explain to them how dangerous it was to shoot at a target without knowing where your bullet might land. Yes, it was probably a lucky shot, but it surely did impress them. I doubt they ever forgot that lesson.

  • Ernest

    Reply Reply June 11, 2014

    Cool one thing is sure if you don’t try you’ll never make it.

  • David

    Reply Reply June 10, 2014

    Glock 17 = 9mm. Ran a ballistics calculator using an Aguila 124gr FMJ bullet, zeroed at 25 yds., sight 1.5″ above bore with the following results at 200 yds.: Bullet drop = -51.4428 inches; velocity = 860 fps; energy = 204 ft. lbs. Jo Ann may be comfortable standing in front of Chris at that range – I wouldn’t.

  • Andy

    Reply Reply June 10, 2014

    How much will a 180 gr. .40 drop at 100 & 200 yds?

  • Jo Ann

    Reply Reply June 10, 2014

    A .45 drops 80″ at 200 yards, huh? How much energy is it carrying by then? Enough to even think about making a 200 yd shot?

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