The entire course of fire must be completed at all distances; failure to attempt any string will result in course failure.
Any malfunctions must be cleared and resolved in the time allowed.
The Basic Law Enforcement Academy target BLEA-1 will be used. 50% reduced targets are acceptable for ranges shorter than 25 yards.
The target will be scored using the scoring rings as marked on the silhouette. Hits breaking the scoring line will be awarded the higher point value.
Hits on the silhouette, but outside the scoring rings, and DNFs (Did Not Fire) result in zero points, but are not penalized. A miss off the silhouette, will result in a ten point penalty.
294 (70%) of the 420 total possible points must be scored in order to pass and certify.
The reloads specified in the course must be performed regardless of the type of magazine or capacity of the handgun.
The holster and ammunition pouches must have all retention devices snapped/closed at the beginning of each firing sequence.
During Pivot Sequences, individuals start with their side down range. On the command to fire, individuals must turn and face the firing line, then draw while facing down range.
The weapon malfunction sequence of this test requires semi-auto shooters to insert 6 live rounds and (1) inert round in the magazine. The inert round may not be the first or last round. Semi-auto shooters must clear the malfunction (tap, rack) and fire within the time allowed. Revolver shooters fire this sequence normally.