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What Is a Shoot Point Blank Range?

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It’s most likely not what you think. Shoot point blank is a term that is nearly usually used in action movies, police dramas on television, and even the evening news to indicate a gunshot fired from an incredibly close range that is not quite close enough to be considered a contact shot (where the muzzle is touching the body)

Ballistics Specialists and Guns

On the other hand, ballistics specialists and guns fans have a slightly different definition of the term.An example of point-blank is the range at which a particular weapon/ammunition combination may be shot directly at the center or vital area of a given target and hit it without the shooter adjusting their elevation to compensate for gravity’s influence on the projectile’s trajectory.If you fire any projectile weapon, whether a gun, bow, arrow, or cannon, gravity will immediately cause the projectile (bullet, arrow, or cannonball) to begin falling immediately. 

Shoot point blank Minimal Drop 

This drop is minimal and unnoticeable if you’re shooting at point-blank range. Any additional distance between the shooter and the target, on the other hand, necessitates the need to compensate for the drop, which is commonly accomplished by aiming above the target. According to the weapon type, ammo used, and target being shot, the point-blank range will fluctuate from one situation to another.

The phrase’s origins are a little obscure at this point. There are two main theories about how it came to be: one is that it was coined in France during the Late Middle Ages and is derived from the verb point and blanc, the French word for “white,” and that it referred to the distance at which a French archer could point his arrow directly at the center of a practice target – which was usually white – and hit it without adjusting for the arrow’s drop. 

Coined In Germany

The other is that it was coined in Germany during the Late Middle Ages. Alternatively, the term could have originated among the era’s cannoneers rather than archers. It could relate to the location of the plumb-line on a gunner’s quadrant (an early assist in aiming) when an arrow was pointed straight down. At the same time, a cannon was horizontal: the unmarked zero, or “point-blank.”

Safe and Entertaining

Shoot Point Blank has been dedicated to providing a safe and entertaining environment for people to shop, shoot, and learn about weapons since its inception in 2012. When you visit one of our locations, you will find that we accept customers of all skill levels and backgrounds. We provide tuition, knowledge, and an atmosphere of community. 

Bottom Line

Shoot Point Blank has a large assortment of top-selling rifles and ammunition, as well as an infinite supply of ammo. However, safety and enjoyment remain our primary concerns, which is why our facilities are climate controlled, have state-of-the-art range equipment, and are staffed by trained Range Safety Officers at all times. 

All Shoot Point Blank workshops are given by NRA-certified instructors who have assisted thousands of students in becoming responsible weapon owners over the past several years. It only takes one visit to see the difference that Shoot Point Blank makes!

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