To comply with the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA) which allows retired cops to carry concealed legally across the nation, LAPD instituted a qualification course for granting CCW to their retired personnel. The course is fired at a B-27 target at a distance of 7 yards, there is no time limit.
Here is the full course of fire, taken from the LAPD Manual:
The starting position for this qualifying course of fire will begin at the 7 Yard Line. When the target faces, the shooter will draw and fire 10 rounds at a single silhouette target. A score of 70 percent is required to pass the qualification. All rounds impacting anywhere on the body and head will receive full value and rounds impacting upon the arms are half value.
There is no time limit, so all you need to do is hit 7/10 shots in the torso or head of the target. It’s a pretty easy test, and yet I think it’s also a really good drill to run at the beginning of a basic pistol class.
Think about it, if you’re teaching an “introduction/fundamental/basic CCW” course, this wouldn’t be a bad drill to start with at the beginning of the class. Once you go over safe gunhandling, you get everyone on the line, and then go down the line student by student and have them execute this drill. You’ll be able to get a get a pretty good grasp of individual shooting skills based on how quickly and accurately people shoot the drill.
What do you think? I know we have some instructors that read the blog, would you use this drill as a basic fundamental skills test for new shooters in a basic class?