What is the benchmark for 'reasonable' pistol marksmanship?

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Re: What is the benchmark for 'reasonable' pistol marksmansh

Post by bullzeye » 04 Apr 2019, 6:02 pm

Simple answer:

250/500 is a reasonable score.

If you can consistently do that or better, it’s an acceptable standard.

What are you currently scoring?
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Re: What is the benchmark for 'reasonable' pistol marksmansh

Post by bladeracer » 05 Apr 2019, 4:18 pm

bullzeye wrote:Simple answer:

250/500 is a reasonable score.

If you can consistently do that or better, it’s an acceptable standard.

What are you currently scoring?


Without knowing what targets you're shooting at, or how they're scored, 250/500 means nothing at all to me.
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Re: What is the benchmark for 'reasonable' pistol marksmansh

Post by zhuk » 06 Apr 2019, 5:22 am

That accuracy is perfectly acceptable for IPSC, but as has been said speed is the other main factor so being able to shoot a good slow group will count against you score wise when it comes to hit factor overall. But that is how you start off in any case, you will get faster with time if your accuracy is good to start with.

In my case, I had almost nil proper training and practice for the first 3 years I was shooting IPSC so have had to spend the years since trying to undo bad habits, actually learn properly and try to claw back some kind of accuracy. Ie the opposite of the way you ought to learn lol

But you look like you're on the right track, definitely.
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Re: What is the benchmark for 'reasonable' pistol marksmansh

Post by bullzeye » 07 Apr 2019, 8:43 am

bladeracer wrote:
bullzeye wrote:Simple answer:

250/500 is a reasonable score.

If you can consistently do that or better, it’s an acceptable standard.

What are you currently scoring?


Without knowing what targets you're shooting at, or how they're scored, 250/500 means nothing at all to me.


Check his second picture.

Standard Cat H competition shoots are 50 rounds, either single or double handed, either rimfire or centrefire - and usually at 25m.

Top shooters do around 450/500

Average shooters 200/500 is respectable.

250/500 is a decent score.
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