Hit a grape in 0.5 secs with an AR

Jerry Miculek does it again. He practices with an orange and a green apple from 7 yards. Then he kicks it up a few notches and hits a grape from low ready and hits it in 0.53 secs. Aim small, miss small.

Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick found his passion through competitive shooting while living in NY. He participates in USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.

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  • JumpIf NotZero

    Very impressive muscle memory and repetition.
    Pretty amazing trick!

  • Eurocopter

    Pft, that is nothing. I can hit nothing in less than half a second 😛

    • gunslinger


  • allannon

    Can y’all stop reporting on Michulek? It just makes me feel bad.


    • Renegade

      Who else do they have? Bob Munden and Tom Knapp are dead.

    • I just want a sample of his DNA to send off to a lab. Just to make sure he’s human of course:-)


    As I’m seeing more vids, pictures and around the range, I’m seeing less and less fore-grips, both vertical and angled. I thought those things were supposed to help shooters.

    • Nicks87

      I got rid of mine because I was trying to lighten up my rifles a bit. The way I grip the rifle, they were really just glorified grip stops anyway.

    • Keith

      As far as I know, VFGs mostly let you swing your gun back and forth around corners faster. Not very relevant on open range.

    • mewarmo990

      This is Jerry’s preference as a competitive shooter. In other videos, he has said he likes his handgun grips smooth and non-contoured so that he can adjust his grip quickly if he needs to. That preference probably carries over to his rifles as well.

  • Mark N.

    I wish I had the time and money to train like these guys do, but since I lack the inherent skill, I will continued to be amazed by this man.

  • John

    The feat itself is not impressive. The time is amazing. I can do this all day long with Laserlyte target cans from 3 times his distance using an Trijicon ACOG. The target on a Laserlyte can is smaller than an orange or apple and about 2 grapes in diameter. I just can’t come anywhere near his time.

    • CrankyFool

      Any one element of this is not particularly impressive — heck, hitting a grape at about 7yds is like hitting a 5″ circle at 100yds[0], and pretty much anyone can do that with a reasonable rifle. And, as others have noticed, most of us can probably let off a shot in about half a second.

      You can’t claim “the feat itself is not impressive” because you can do either one of these things — the accomplishment here is not either the precision or the speed, it’s the precision AT THAT SPEED. And that feat? Pretty nice (though I suspect we’d somehow be less emotionally impressed at someone who got a 5″ target at 100yds).

      [0] napkin-level calculation — average grapes are approximately .93cm wide[1], or .36″ across; assuming he’s doing this from approximately 20′ away, 100yds is 15 times as far as that, so 15 * .36 = 5.4″

      [1] https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090725195837AA4fQ1g

      • JumpIf NotZero

        Agreed, although I think I might be more impressed about a 5″ plate at 100y 🙂

        It’s interesting not a single person has mentioned OFFSET.

        He isn’t getting his scope on the grape. At that distance he will have a 2.5″ offset to account for. If he were aiming, it would be 2.5″ over the grape in space. So this is just a muscle memory and point shooting example. It’s impressive that it’s so fast. But in the end, this is a parlor trick. Not that point shooting and muscle memory isn’t important, it’s just the grape at this distance is slightly more impressive looking when you view it vs analyze it.

        I suppose he could dial his scope to 5-7y, but I don’t think anyone should really believe he’s getting on scope and aligning the crosshairs with the target in that time.

        The short story is that this is impressive. But it’s not outside the reach for anyone. He’s got a very fast snap and excellent repetition/memory of when the gun is “up”, with a well timed and fast trigger pull as well. This is something most people could eventually learn is you practiced shooting grapes a ton. I can’t exactly justify that dedication for this trick for me personally, nor could I point shooting in general.

        There is also a slight qualm that we don’t see how many takes it took. Still in no way was this not impressive, but take him out of this element, give him a stock rifle, turn him around 5 times, make him run 100y, then see how many shots it takes to repeat the same thing.

  • Vhyrus

    I think he actually impressed himself with that last shot

  • Jamie Clemons

    grapes thats what I need for target practice.

  • thedonn007

    Very impressive. Any idea what scope he is using here?

  • Will

    I don’t see any one else doing this.
    Maybe, just maybe, he’s just awesome!! PRACTICE, PRACTICE…then PRACTICE MORE!!!!
    Oh, and he’s a hell of a nice guy AFTER he’s done shooting. If he’s on deck don’t even look at him because he’s in the bubble and does not know anyone else is around.