I Was Watching the News on what happened in Virginia…?
Question:Here in the Chicagoland, they had a gun store owner that was saying that a person can unload a 15 round clip out of a handgun in under a second.
I’m not a handgun shooter at all, but I can’t even “pretend” to squeeze a trigger that fast. I believe the shooter had a 9mm and a 22 rimfire. I was thinking…
A person would have to “break” the trigger, which I believe a common trigger pull for a handgun is 5 pounds. Next, the person would have to recover from the recoil, which is about 6ft-lbs for a 9mm round. Finally, the person would have to recover from the recoil and aim the weapon in the general vicinity of the target.
A 22 rimfire might be a little easier as the recoil is only about 0.2 to 0.5 ft-lbs.
In reality, how fast can a person unload a 10 or a 15 round clip out of a handgun?
I just can't imagine being able to empty a clip that fast. I don't think it helps the image if gun owners when someone says this on the news either.
It sounds like you got caught in a popular misconception like my students did this morning. Everyone keeps thinking that all the victims were in a single room.
Remember ... the shooter went room to room ... firing a couple of shots in each room. Sadly to say, he probably could have inflicted the same level of carnage with a revolver! From what I read, it sounds like he never used the .22.
But to answer your question about speed shooting ... about 18 years ago, at a local indoor range we commandeered, we had novelty shoots ... one week bowling pins, 1 week PPC, another week steel plates. Our best shooter, if I remember correctly, used a Glock 17 and could drop 5 plates with 5 shots in about 4 seconds ...
I think your Chicagoland gunstore owner contributed too much to the windy city's reputation!
What really surprised me was when I went on the BATFE website, and found out that resident aliens can legally purchase firearms in the US ... I thought that was an exclusive right of American citizens!
EDITED TO ADD: Here is the BATFE link that I referred to! http://www.atf.gov/firearms/newsletter/1...
Have a good one!
how'd u think of that?
But the truth is.. the gun he had... he could shoot the whole clip in 6 seconds and then reload both guns in 2 seconds... so in 8 seconds he could have killed like 20 people... but he actually took a while longer like hours to kill all those people...
If only one other person had a defensive gun, he could not have killed all those people. He would have been killed first. But NOOOOO!. The damn libtards don't want a victim to shoot a poor criminal. That's just one more reason to never vote for a liberal or Dimocrit that is against guns!!
It would be impossible from a semi-auto Glock - even if he did not bother to aim it, rather just "pull and spray", and even if it was a full-auto Glock (which it was NOT).
One of the few guns I can think of that MIGHT be able to fire 15 rounds under a second, would be the military's "Mini-gun" (rotating, multi-barrel machine gun). There is nothing even remotely close to that, available to citizens on a regular basis (without a BATF stamp, Class III, whatever you might call it).
Unfortunately, it seems the gun store owner was simply feeding more mis-information about guns to the already biased and 99% WRONG news media. Even on FNC earlier, they mentioned a "22mm" handgun - that must have one hell of a recoil!
My fastest time so far, in a plate competition, was using a 12ga shotgun - I knocked over 5 "popper" plates with five shots in 2.82 seconds. I don't think there's too much room for improvement - and no way you'll get 15 rounds off under a second from a semi-auto.
On the other note, I knew resident aliens could purchase guns - only because I was in a store when one was purchasing a firearm. Needless to say, I didn't like that allowance then, and I certainly do not like it now.
I also have to agree with MANY people on here these past 2 days, what got a majority of these kids killed was their inability to defend thselves.
So I would say a ten round mag could be emptied with in 1 to 1.5 of a second easy.
Now to your question, in reality how fast can a person unload 10 or 15 rounds? As fast as he can pull the trigger. Enough said about that. We don't want to give the liberals any more ammo.
That said, rapid successive fire is hard on a gun. You can 'burn' out a barrel by doing that after only a couple of 50 round boxes of ammo. I knew a guy who burned out the barrel of his 1911 .45 acp this way.
Things are rapidly reverting to 'old west' days when self-preservation meant being armed. This is what the law-makers need to learn, instead of legislating useless laws concerning gun ownership by law-abiding citizens and limiting ammo capacity of magazines.
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