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  • newshot

    Junior Member
    Mar 17, 2017
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    Baltimore
    What do you do to show accuracy? I see you have to be 70% accurate, but what exactly does that mean? Under what kind of conditions? I need to start practicing before I can take the class. Thanks!
     

    E.Shell

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    Feb 5, 2007
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    The right side of the grass.
    Typically, 70% means you score 70 points out of a possible 100. You'll be using a B-27 target. You will have 25 shots, and if every one lands in the X and/or 10-ring, you would score 250 points, so you'll need to score 175 points out of a possible of 250 for 70%.

    There is a official course of fire somewhere posted around here, but IIRC it's all shots started from low ready out to 15 yards.
     
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    Straightshooter

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    Aug 28, 2010
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    Typically, 70% means you score 70 points out of a possible 100. You'll be using a B-27 target. You will have 25 shots, and if every one lands in the X and/or 10-ring, you would score 250 points, so you'll need to score 175 points out of a possible of 250 for 70%.

    There is a official course of fire somewhere posted around here, but IIRC it's all shots started from low ready out to 15 yards.
    What! The only scoring is the requirement that 70% of the 25 shots need to land within the black of the target.

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    Uncle Duke

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    Not Far Enough from the City

    esqappellate

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    See attached. Uncle Duke is correct
     

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    Park ranger

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    Dec 6, 2015
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    I wouldn't be sad if it was 24 of 25 shots in the black. I care more that people are accurate than "good moral character ".
     

    BurkeM

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    Jan 8, 2014
    600
    Baltimore
    Under what kind of conditions?
    Normal daytime lighting, any indoor or outdoor range.

    Depending on the instructor, you may qualify with a .22 lr handgun, or any other pistol of your choosing. Many instructors loan you the handgun and provide the ammo, included in the overall price.
     

    lx1x

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    Apr 19, 2009
    26,790
    Maryland
    Says the guy who isn’t right-handed and left-eye dominant…
    There's a cure for that..




    Shift hg couple inches to he left.. or turn your head to the right ...or.. learn to shoot with both eyes open.

    It's not an issue...seen/helped many cross dominated shooters..

    ETA
    Rifles in other hand.. that's a challenge to few/most cross dominant.
     
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    scottyfz6

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    Dec 22, 2018
    315
    Okay this will be a lead balloon. If someone cant keep 70% of their shots on a standard silhouette target they need practice/lessons before they should carry. Its not about infringing its about being responsible.

    I occasionally teach people to shoot and have never had anyone after less than an hour not be able to keep all shots on target.
     

    scottyfz6

    Member
    Dec 22, 2018
    315
    This is my 73 yo mother at 7 yards with her ez9 with a red dot. Her group size before the red dot was about 3 inches.
    SilSw3u.jpg

    This is my W&C class target, 50 rounds total, gun is a 1911 cco 9mm with open sights, and I was shooting quickly not really worried about it too much.


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    lx1x

    Peanut Gallery
    Apr 19, 2009
    26,790
    Maryland
    PSA

    Bring a gun that you are comfortable shooting with..

    Seen many bring "pocket" guns and barely pass the test and come dangerously close to unsafe handling.
     

    Kharn

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    Mar 9, 2008
    3,431
    Hazzard County
    PSA

    Bring a gun that you are comfortable shooting with..

    Seen many bring "pocket" guns and barely pass the test and come dangerously close to unsafe handling.
    My initial training was ~5 hours of lecture/discussion/videos, ~3 hours of dry fire, and ~8 hours of live fire (students told to bring 350 rounds). I'm not sure a pocket pistol would last until lunch.
    It was a punishing experience vs what my friends reported for their classes, but I thought myself a better shooter for it.
     

    clandestine

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    Oct 13, 2008
    36,151
    Okay this will be a lead balloon. If someone cant keep 70% of their shots on a standard silhouette target they need practice/lessons before they should carry. Its not about infringing its about being responsible.

    I occasionally teach people to shoot and have never had anyone after less than an hour not be able to keep all shots on target.
    25+ states disagree your your antigun opinion and require nothing to carry.
     

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