12 amazing trick shots to show off at the gun range
Let’s be honest, punching paper at the range is boring.
If the RO is a hardass, it’s standard targets, a second between shots and no movement or draws.
But when you get out to the wilds and can really stretch out your irons, it’s a perfect time for a little trickery.
1. The Rainbow Six kick shot
This is more of a physics problem than anything else, but nailing a three-point shot with help from the butt end of a scattergun is kinda rad.
2. Splitting the bullet
First of all, rocking a Kriss Vector with a can is badass enough, but splitting those 230 grains of .45 ACP ballistic goodness on the edge of an axe? Now that’s taking it to a whole new level of awesomeness.
3. Flying drone target
Who doesn’t love drones bro? Who doesn’t hate the idea of one snooping on you? This is one all “people of the gun” should embed firmly into their muscle memory for the day when the government goons come to take our pieces.
4. Firepower versus fruit
The key is to use the right ammo and put it square in the sweet spot (pun intended) to get the most out of the terminal ballistics.
5. Tapping it in
He shoots, he scores!
6. Upside down bottle blaster
This is one we’ve seen a million times pulled off by our great friend over at Hickock45. How many bottles of soda has that guy splattered all over his field of steel?
But still, shot placement is key here — get it right in the sweet spot and you’re go for throttle up.
7. The blind shot
OK, now this one gives us a case of the heebie jeebies since we’re technically violating one of the four rules of firearm safety here (“know your target and what’s beyond”). But it’s such a radical shot that no tactard out there could admit to not wanting to try at some point on their ballistic bucket list.
My question is how did the shooter know where to aim?
8. Big boom battle
Ahhh, the sweet sound of Tannerite.
Few substances have done more to sex up the art of backyard plinking than the mix-and-go explosive fun of Tannerite. I mean, you can buy buckets of it at Walmart so why not race your friends to blow up buckets of it?
And we like the fact that the bolt gunner smoked the competition here.
9. Fog blaster
We’re not sure what’s so tricky about this one, but like the “splitting bullet” shot, it’s kind of all about the blaster. And pairing a .50 caliber SASR with a bucket of Tannerite? That’s like washing down a dry aged Strassburger ribeye with a 1947 Cheval Blanc.
Big bullets + big explosions = big fun!
10. Upside down shot
Now we’re operating operationally.
Get your SAS on with this upside down pistol shot on abseil. Feels like something out of a London embassy siege, doesn’t it?
11. The selfie shot
Now we’re really impressed with this one.
Not sure, but this is one we’re definitely going to try the next time the RO isn’t breathing down our necks.
12. Rainbow Six half mile shot
At the end of the day, making long shots is impressive in its own right. And while stretching it out to about 900 yards isn’t totally, wickedly difficult, dropping a b-ball into the hoop by popping a balloon at 900 yards is kinda darn awesome.