I got to go shooting with some family friends and we were mainly shooting pistols but the pistol range area was full so we were shooting a little farther than normal I think it was 40 yards. The guns were 22s and 357s and with some of the faster 22s they would reach out to almost the 100yards mark but they would really fall after 80yards or so. the 357s were also shooting really flat and it was easyto hit things like bottles and jugs we had out there. That was some of the most fun shooting i have ever done using handguns at long ranges which I guess is just plinking because we didn't have targets. I had wanted a 45 for my pistol but do they shoot as far like what I described, it seems like people say they are slow and heavy but I thought there powerful enough. Or would a 9mm pistol reach out because it moves faster? If I got a Armscor rock island 1911 or a glock 17 is some options.