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Before the forum was hijacked I remember reading something about "contact shots"...I think it had something to do with the configuration of the guide rods in the XDs?

Anyway, I tried to look on Google, and came up with nothing relative to gun shots.

I guess a "contact shot" is when the gun is pressed right up against a target. But I was/am curious as to how the configuration of the gun affects this.

IIRC the Subcompact and the tactical/service guns had something different in their designs regarding this whole thing that had been discussed before the "hijack".

Maybe I don't even correctly recall any of this. But it has been sort of stuck in my head and bothering me that I can't remember, can't find anything about it on the "search" function, and can't find anything on Google.

Not that I intend to be making any "contact" shots. But we have had a few threads and posts in the last few days where very close range gun encounters were mentioned (the 3 feet, 5 feet, 5 yards stuff).

In a life and death struggle, is there any reason to not have a gun right up against a target? Are some guns not safe to do this?

Do full length guide rods as opposed to short guide rods have any effect on this?

TIA

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Verm said:
You never want the gun actually touching because it can go out of battery. .
Is this the case with all semi-autos (with slides)?

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