Looking at the feature image we have to say we are somewhat impressed with the accuracy.  While they are shooting at about 25ft, they are doing so from a ship at sea and underway.  The shooter has to compensate for the movement of the ship going 14-18 knots and the motion of the deck.  There isn’t much pitch on a 90,000-ton aircraft carrier in calm seas, but it is several inches of vertical travel.


PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 03, 2022) Logistics Specialist Seaman Georgia-lee BriggsWhitaker, from South Kingstown, R.I., fires an M9 pistol aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is currently underway conducting routine operations in U.S. 3rd Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2n Class Joel A Mundo)