close range

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close range (usually uncountable, plural close ranges)

  1. A short distance between a weapon and a target.
    shots fired from close range; shot at close range
    • 1969 August, Field & Stream, volume 74, number 4, page 111:
      The second reason that the Apache draw is doubly helpful at close ranges is that the arc of most arrows out to 30 or 35 yards is never so high nor so low above or below the aiming point that it will cause a miss of any consequence.