How far will a 9mm bullet travel?

How far will a 9mm bullet travel?

A 9mm-calibre Luger Parabellum round fired from a handgun travels at about 370m/s. To optimise its range, it would be fired at an angle of 45° and should cover about 2,300 metres. Pistols are obviously not long-range weapons. But heavy artillery is capable of ranges in excess of 30,000 metres.

Can you kill a bear with a 9mm pistol?

Yes, a 9 mm can injure or kill a bear. The bear will die of his injuries, but he will still have enough life left in him to do you in, before he dies. You will not have a side shot if a grizzly bear is charging you, and most likely your 9mm will only inrage him, and make him try his best to kill you.

Will a 9mm bullet go through someone?

9mm is a good penetrator for a hand gun round, and it will over penetrate some living targets. Just the same, it can be stopped or deflected inside the target by surprisingly little resistance and in unexpected ways; just like any bullet. Any round that will do any good will likely over-penetrate.

What is the best barrel length for 9mm pistol?


Are longer barrel handguns more accurate?

Longer barrels do tend to offer more accuracy but longer barrels are harder to hide in a concealed application. Another advantage of a longer barrel is target visibility and sight alignment. All things being equal, a revolver will generally be shorter than a semiauto pistol because of the way the guns function.

How much does a 9mm drop at 100 yards?

While the 1.8 in drop of the 9mm bullet at 50 yards may not sound bad, it all goes downhill from there. In fact at the 100 yard mark the bullet will have dropped -12.0311 in (over a foot).

Does a longer barrel on a pistol make it more accurate?

The short answer: Yes, a longer gun barrel improves accuracy. Theoretical accuracy of handguns and rifles is driven by rifling, barrel length, and bullet mass. Therefore, a longer barrel increases the exit velocity of the bullet and the effective range of the bullet.

Is a shorter barrel more accurate?

In theory, shorter barrels are more accurate. Tolerances are more difficult to hold over longer distances. Shorter barrels also are relatively stiffer for the same profile, and so the harmonics are easier to work with. Once you get past 100yd benchrest, barrel lengths start creeping up.

What is the longest barrel on a handgun?

Generally 8-8 1/2″ is the longest commonly found, some 10″ “Silhoutte” models have been made, and then the classic old west 12″ Colt “Buntline” guns (and copies).

Does a shorter barrel have more recoil?

Recoil: A shorter barrel usually means more recoil, as the blast created when the bullet exits the barrel is closer to the rest of the gun, and thus, closer to the shooter. Usually, the longer the barrel, the higher the muzzle velocity. This is because the bullet has more time to accelerate in a longer barrel.

Does a shorter barrel make a gun louder?

shorter barrels are always louder because the muzzle is closer to your ears!!! Because the sound as measured at the barrel is louder in the short barreled gun. The amount it is reduced by holding it further away does not completely counter act the extra noise it is producing.

Should I get a 26 or 28 inch shotgun barrel?

26 or 28. You lose very little range and power with a 26 inch barrel. The only advantage that a longer barrel has it that is is easier to swing. You are probably losing 15 fps if that.

What does a shorter barrel do?

Do short barrel shotguns kick more?

Extra weight usually helps recoil and shotgun powders burn fast. A short barrel (over 18″) doesn’t give up much velocity over a 28″. Once you go really short though, a gun can lose a lot of recoil simply because the barrel can’t build much pressure. I once shot a 45-70 hangun that had been built with a 2″ snub barrel.

Can a rifle barrel be too long?

This experiment has been done by cutting down very long barrels, and the result is that most modern cartridges will spit bullets at the highest velocity from barrels at least 36″ long. tl:dr; Longer than you can probably put on a firearm, and too long to be practical for anything other than experimentation.

How accurate is a 16 inch barrel?

By using a 16 inch barrel, you are going in the wrong direction, velocity-wise. You will be able to do quite well to 4 and maybe 500 yards. You will also get hits at 600 and longer, but the term “group” will more likely be supplanted by the term “pattern” or “chance meetings.”

What is the ideal barrel length for 308?


What is the best barrel length?

22 inches

What barrel length is best for 223?

IMO, 24″ of barrel length will give you just about everything you are going to get from a . 223/5.56mm. You can go longer, but you will quickly enter the land of diminishing returns. Anything between 20″ and 24″ will work well.

What is the difference between a 28 and a 30 barrel?

The length of the barrels makes no difference at all to the way the shot load performs on firing. Some people say that 30″/32″ or even 34″ swing much more sweetly, but its all down to personal oppinion. 28″ is more easy to shoot from inside a hide.

Does barrel length affect bullet drop?

Barrel length doesn’t affect the mechanical accuracy of your rifle. At least not enough to worry about. What’s actually happening is that the ballistic curve of the bullet becomes flatter as velocity increases. In other words, you need less sight adjustment or holdover in order to make a shot.

How far does a 223 drop at 300 yards?

223 Remington ~ 55 Grain ~ Trajectory Chart

Range (Yards) Velocity (Ft/Sec) Bullet Path (inches)
200 2502.4 0
300 2168.2 -7.01
400 1850.2 -21.48
500 1548.3 -46.24

What barrel length is best for 350 legend?

A 150-yd. zero is pretty much perfect for 350 Legend, using any of the three above hunting loads, and either a 16″ or 20″ barrel; impacts will be between 1″ to 2″ high at 50 yds., between 1.5″ to 2.5″ high at 100 yds.