QUALIFICATION HANDGUN COURSE
When designing a course of fire, which accommodates all, makes, models, and ammunition capacities some concessions are made which allow each to be used in training and qualification. Weapon ammunition capacities range from 6 rounds to 18 rounds with many having a number between the two. The following course of fire meets the requirement of the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board.
48 Round Qualification Pistol Course
1st Stage - 3-yard line - 12 rounds - 6 rounds fired one handed with the strong hand and 6 rounds fired one handed with the support the hand. On command load and holster. Shooters may load with 6 or 12 rounds. On command fire 2 shot strings. Six (6) with strong hand only and 6 with the support hand only. Once the weapon clears the holster all firing is completed before weapon is re-holstered. A 10 second delay between strong hand firing and support hand firing will allow shooters a reloading period if necessary. Each 2 rounds will have a 3 second face time. When the stage of fire is completed the command to cease-fire, clear and holster all weapons will be given. When the line is safe the command to move to the 7-yard line will be given.
2nd Stage - 7-yard line - 12 rounds - all 12 rounds fired 2 handed below eye level - 20 second time limit. On command load and holster. Shooters may load with 6 or 12 rounds. On command fire, when firing is completed unload and holster an empty weapon. When the line is safe, the command to move to the 15-yard line will be given.
3rd Stage - 15-yard line - 12 rounds - 6 rounds fired standing point shoulder and 6 rounds fired kneeling - 25 second time limit. On command load and holster. Shooters may load with 6 or 12 rounds. On command fire 6 rounds standing point shoulder and complete by firing 6 rounds in the kneeling position. Kneeling may be 1 or 2 knees down with the elbow supported or unsupported. Cease-fire, unload, stand and holster. When line is safe, the command to move to the 25-yard line will be given.
4th Stage - 25-yard line - 12 rounds - standing barricade, left and right handed - 50-second time limit. On command, load and holster. Shooters may load with 6 or 12 rounds. On command, fire 6 rounds left hand from the left side of the barricade and 6 rounds right hand from the right side of the barricade. Shooter may use the barricade for light support. Cease-fire, unload and holster.
Possible Score -- 240
Requirement --- Officer must fire an 80% or a minimum score of 192 to qualify.
Officer must fire the course (3) times and all (3) attempts
must be a score of 192 or above.
MARKSMAN - 204-215 (85%)
SHARPSHOOTER - 216-227% (90%)
EXPERT - 228-240 (95%)