# Question: How far can a handgun bullet travel?

## How many miles can a 9mm bullet travel?

45 caliber bullet can go about 5,000 ft. in distance with the same factors involved,” Robbie Paskiewicz said. A 9 mm bullet can travel even farther because it’s smaller. “A 9 mm can travel 2.5 to 3 miles, sometimes a little further depending on the shape of the bullet,” he said.

## What is the maximum effective range of a 9mm pistol?

“The effective range of the 9mm is about 100 m although the bullet does travel and is lethal at longer ranges.” If your talking about a 9mm rifles but we’re talking about a pistols. 100 m is a little far for the average GI to shoot with a pistol making 100 m the Maximum Effective Range.

## How far can a bullet travel horizontally?

According to the National Rifle Association, if you’re going for distance, the optimal angle of elevation is around 30 degrees from horizontal. The NRA says that for a 9 mm handgun, the most popular handgun according to Guns.com, a bullet will travel up to 2,130 yards, or about 1.2 miles.

## What’s the farthest a bullet can travel?

Although a. 50 caliber sniper rifle bullet can fly as far as five miles, a host of factors including gravity, wind speed and direction, altitude, barometric pressure, humidity and even the Coriolis Effect act upon the bullet as it travels. Even worse, these effects increase the farther the bullet travels.

## Can I kill a bear with a 9mm?

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.

## How long does it take a bullet to travel 1 mile?

That’s just basic arithmetic. 5280 (feet in a mile) divided by 2600 (feet per second) equals 2.0307 seconds (at least). Then add just a few milliseconds because the bullet does slow down just a bit.

## How far are handguns accurate?

The standard test distance in many publications for most handguns is 25 yards. Short barrel handguns, typical of concealable guns, can be tested at shorter distances. Bullseye-type shooters prefer testing bullseye handguns at 50 yards.

## What is the most accurate pistol in the world?

Here is the first list of most accurate 9mm pistol out of the box:

• Sig Sauer P226X5. Single action trigger, adjustable, steel barrel.
• Glock34. Long barrel.
• Swiss AT 84 S. Considered a CZ75 clone but many shooters feel this is more accurate.
• Browning Hi-Power 9mm.
• Glock17.
• Sig Sauer P210.
• Beretta APX.

## 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).

## How far will a 556 bullet travel?

5.56 out of an Ar15 travels at more like 3200 fps, but the light bullet loses steam relatively quickly. You can shoot it accurately out to about 700 yards, farther with specialized ammo. After that, the bullet goes transsonic ( shows slows to ~speed of sound), at which point the shock wave destabilizes the bullet.

## Will a 9mm go through a person?

9mm is a good penetrator for a hand gun round, and it will over penetrate some living targets. Any round that will do any good will likely over-penetrate. The FBI demanded 16″ of penetration as part of its definitely of “effective”, so imagine a hit to a shoulder less than 16″ and it goes right through.

## How far will a 357 magnum bullet travel?

. 357 MAG 6,600 Ft.

## How far can an AK 47 bullet travel?

The standard bullet, a 7.62x39mm, is highly lethal as it can travel up to 400 meters. The common AK47 magazine holds 30 rounds and is flat with a curve in it to allow the bullets to feed properly. Other higher-capacity magazines, some holding twice or triple the normal amount, also can be used.

## Can you survive a 50 caliber bullet?

There’s really no way to survive a. 50cal. 50cal. hits with so much energy that it would likely kill you even if your body armor could stop it.

## How fast is a sniper bullet mph?

When bullets fly through the air, they do so at amazing speeds. The fastest bullets travel more than 2,600 feet per second. That’s equivalent to over 1,800 miles per hour. To put that in perspective, it’s amazing to realize that bullets travel over twice the speed of sound!