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Range Proficiency

Of a possible score of 250 points, 175 (70%) is required to pass. A total of 50 rounds are fired during range qualifications. The B-27 target shown below will be used in any of the approved 4 colors (black, blue, orange, green).

You must use a handgun [semi-automatic (recommended) or revolver] of at least .32 caliber (9mm and .380 are acceptable). No laser sights permitted.

The course of fire is as follows:

3 yards, 20 rounds

  • 1 shot in 2 seconds, 5 times
  • 2 shots in 3 seconds, 5 times
  • 5 shots in 10 seconds, 1 time

7 yards, 20 rounds

  • 5 shots in 10 seconds, 1 time
  • 2 shots in 4 seconds, 1 time
  • 3 shots in 6 seconds, 1 time
  • 1 shot in 3 seconds, 5 times
  • 5 shots in 15 seconds, 1 time

15 yards, 10 rounds

  • 2 shots in 6 seconds, 1 time
  • 3 shots in 9 seconds, 1 time
  • 5 shots in 15 seconds, 1 time

How targets are Scored:

Scoring shots is a simple matter of counting the number of rounds or “hits” on the paper and assessing each with a point value.

Since proficiency is attained at 175 points (70%), it is most beneficial to place your first 20 rounds at the 3 yard mark and the next 20 at the 7 yard mark in the 5 point area.

  • Hits within the 8 ring (red) are 5 points.
  • Hits within the 7 ring (yellow) and outside the 8 ring (red) are 4 points.
  • Hits outside the 7 ring and still on the silhouette are 3 points.
  • Hits in the white area are 0 points.

Specifics to scoring:

  • If a hit “cuts” the line it is considered to be the next highest point range.
  • If a hit cuts the silhouette it is considered to be 3 points.

If multiple hits are obviously in the same area and in a scoreable point range, it is assumed that all 50 rounds have been accounted for and unaccounted rounds are assessed at 5 points each.