The Proficiency Test 

The shooting exercise will be 50 rounds fired at distances of 3, 7, and 15 yards.

​       DPS requires the applicant to be able to work the controls on the gun including operating        the safety / de-cocker (if equipped) between strings of fire. 

 1. 20 rounds will be fired from 3 yards, as follows:       
    (A) 5 rds. will be fired ‘One Shot Exercise”; two seconds allowed for each shot;            
    (B)10 rds. will be fired “Two Shot Exercise”; three seconds allowed for each two shots;   
    (C) 5 rds. will be fired; ten seconds allowed for five shots.

2. 20 rounds will be fired from 7 yards, as follows:      
   (A) 5 rds. will be fired; ten seconds allowed for five shots.      
   (B) 5 rds. will be fired in two stages:             
        (i) two shots will be fired in four seconds; and              
        (ii) three shots will be fired in six seconds.      
  (C) 5 rds. will be fired “One Shot Exercise”; three seconds will be allowed for each shot;         (D) 5 rds. will be fired; fifteen seconds allowed for five shots.

3. 10 rounds will be fired from fifteen yards, as follows:      
    (A) 5 rds. will be fired in two stages:             
         (i) two shots fired in six seconds; and            
        (ii) three shots fired in nine seconds.      
  (B) 5 rds. will be fired; fifteen seconds allowed for five shots.


​   The target is a B27 with scoring zones of 3, 4 and 5 points. 
​   Passing is a score of 175 out of 250. 


Notes: 
 You are required to abide by the 4 basic Firearms Safety Rules:
    1. Treat all guns as if they are loaded.
     2. Never point the muzzle at anything you are not willing to destroy.
     3. Never put your finger on the trigger until your sights are on the target and you are willing to                  shoot.
    4. Be sure of your target and backstop

 You need to be competent in firearms safety, operation of controls, and know how to shoot before participating in the range exercise.          (Lessons are available)

 You may use either a semi-auto or revolver. 




The range is located within walking distance of the classroom. It is covered and has lighting which reduces the chance of having to reschedule the shooting exercise due to weather. 
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