[Video] Jerry Miculek Pops Balloon at 1,000 Yards With 9mm Revolver

August 5 2014
by GSL Staff
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World record holder Jerry Miculek was apparently bored the other day and decided it was a good day to try to shoot a 9mm revolver at 1,000 yards.

It took him all of two shots to dial in the S&W 929 JM (I shot this gun, or at least a very similar one, at SHOT Show and it was sweet).

Jerry does make use of a reflex sight (Vortex Razor Red Dot Sight), but who can blame him at 1,000 yards.

The ammo used was Hornady XTP in 147gr.

One of the things I love the most about Jerry’s videos is his genuine enthusiasm and surprise when he pulls off the impossible. Even though the guy has been doing this stuff for years he still gets excited about shooting.

For the skeptics, I will say I have never heard anything negative about Jerry and he is well respected in the competition world, so I have no doubts on the authenticity of this video.

Some people seem to think that the balloon popping was causing by bullet spalling (small pieces of the round broken off from the steel impact). However if you watch the video in slow motion, you can see that the balloon pops before the steel impact. This leads me to believe that the round came in at such an extreme angle that it passed through the balloon before hitting the lower part of the steel target. Also, let’s be honest, just hitting steel at 1,000 yards is freaking amazing with a 9mm.

Jerry Miculek is part of the Smith and Wesson competition shooting team. He is a Seven time USPSA 3-Gun National Championship, Four time USPSA Multi-gun National Championship, Twenty time International Revolver Champion, Eight time USPSA National Revolver Champion, and Ten time IDPA Enhanced Service Revolver Champion, among others.

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