CHL/CCW Shooting Test


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samefly
December 22, 2011, 01:06 PM
came across this and thought it would help for those preparing to take the course:

CHL Shooting Test

RULES
#1 ALL Guns Are Loaded

#2 Don’t Point Gun At Anything You’re Not Willing To Destroy

#3 Keep Your Finger Off The Trigger Until Your Sights Are Aligned On Target And You’re Willing To Shoot

#4 Identify Target AND What’s Behind It

SCORING
Highest Possible Score: 250
Minimum Score: 175 (70%)
8 Ring or Better = 5 pts
7 Ring = 4 pts
All Other Shoots In Green = 3 pts

50 TOTAL SHOTS
20 rounds @ 3 yards
20 rounds @ 7 yards
10 rounds @15 yards


3 YARDS
Stage 1: 5 Shots
(load 5 rds)
1 shot in 2 sec
1 shot in 2 sec
1 shot in 2 sec
1 shot in 2 sec
1 shot in 2 sec

Stage 2: 6 Shots
(load 6rds)
2 shots in 3 sec
2 shots in 3 sec
2 shots in 3 sec

Stage 3: 4 Shots
(load 4rds)
2 shots in 3 sec
2 shots in 3 sec

Stage 4: 5 Shots
(load 5rds)
All 5 shots in 10 sec




7 YARDS
Stage 1: 5 Shots
(load 5 rds)
All 5 shots in 10 sec

Stage 2: 5 Shots
(load 2rds)
2 shots in 4 sec
(load 3rds)
3 shots in 6 sec

Stage 3: 5 Shots
(load 5 rds)
All 5 in 15 secs

Stage 4: 5 Shots
(load 5 rds)
All 5 in 15 secs




15 YARDS
Stage 1: 5 Shots
(load 2 rds)
2 Shots in 6 sec
(load 3 rds)
3 Shots in 9 sec

Stage 2: 5 Shots
(load 5 rds)
5 Shots in 15 sec


Tip: Focus on Front Sight and Practice Good Trigger Control


http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l514/SameFly/Random/TargetAnalysis.jpg


NOTE: The course/test in your area may differ. This is from ONE particular school in TEXAS and not a nationwide standard. It is just to help anyone preparing to take their test to give them an idea of what to work on

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Fred Fuller
December 22, 2011, 01:46 PM
CHL Shooting Test

What state?

samefly
December 22, 2011, 02:01 PM
sorry, just edited the post. It is from a school in TX

mgkdrgn
December 22, 2011, 02:06 PM
Most states are easier.

I seem to recall in SC we had to get 70% .... ON a man size target, anywhere. I think the max distance was 7 yards.

Ringolevio
December 25, 2011, 01:56 PM
A fellow who had a hand in writing the CHL statutes for Kansas told me that the test was designed "so your grandmother could pass it".

Ankeny
December 25, 2011, 02:05 PM
Wyoming does not have a shooting test, but proof of a firearm safety class, or a hunter safety class, or prior military service, etc. is required.

9mmepiphany
December 25, 2011, 06:38 PM
Those are very generous times for someone intending to CCW. I always hope folks who intend to carry a gun to be used to protect themselves would aspire to improve their skills

Ankeny
December 25, 2011, 07:14 PM
Yes, those times do seem very generous. But I suppose it depends on the starting position. I often times dress and carry in such a fashion that two seconds to the first shot would be pushing it hard.

mgkdrgn
December 26, 2011, 11:41 AM
As it turns out, "marksmanship" at a distance is not really a factor in the vast vast vast majority of SD shootings. Some 95%+ take place at 10 feet or less, involve 3 shots or less (total exchange), and most of them miss.

9mmepiphany
December 26, 2011, 03:15 PM
"marksmanship" at a distance is not really a factor in the vast vast vast majority of SD shootings.
While I wouldn't argue that, I will note that the ability to hit what you aim at, at a distance, is a good indicator of the level of one's ability to control their weapon at any distance.

That is why the measure of one's ability and that of a handgun starts at 25 yards and is really measured at 50 yards. Shortening the distance to the target can mask many faults in a shooter's technique...this does presuppose that the shooter wants a reality based measurement of their ability with a given gun

conw
December 26, 2011, 03:21 PM
That's the best diagnostic target I've ever seen. The sights are aiming a little lower than I would like but it's OK.

Ankeny, I don't think this is working from a concealed draw.

M2 Carbine
December 26, 2011, 09:52 PM
I'm teaching two (senior) ladies basic shooting. They are on about their 4th day and both scored (for practice) 250/250 on theTexas CHL shooting qualification.

For someone that can shoot getting 250/250 is childs play.
I've passed the test with my eyes closed.

As it turns out, "marksmanship" at a distance is not really a factor in the vast vast vast majority of SD shootings. Some 95%+ take place at 10 feet or less, involve 3 shots or less (total exchange), and most of them miss.
I do not agree. Being a decent shot at "distance" will greatly improve the up close shooting.
One reason for all those misses up close is because the people just can't shoot worth a darn, up close or at a distance.

Krogen
December 27, 2011, 03:51 AM
8 ring, 7 ring and shots in green are where on the target?

M2 Carbine
December 28, 2011, 02:33 AM
8 ring, 7 ring and shots in green are where on the target?
On the TX CHL qualification target the 8,9 and 10 ring counts 5 points.
7 ring counts 4 points.
Rest of the targets is 3 points.

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x464/Bell-helicopter-407/LindseyshootingCHL.jpg


BTW, this is just the second day this girl had ever touched a gun.:)

mgmorden
December 28, 2011, 02:41 AM
I seem to recall in SC we had to get 70% .... ON a man size target, anywhere. I think the max distance was 7 yards.

How long ago was that? I did mine less than 2 years ago and we had targets up to 25 yards.

jojo200517
December 28, 2011, 03:05 AM
As far as I know SC has NEVER required you to shoot 25 yards, thats a heck of a long ways to shoot a pistol.

They don't have any ring scoring just so many out of 50 have to land in the person area of the target (ie the green area in the one in M2 carbines pic) If I remember correctly it is 70% = 35 out of 50 on target. You also shoot from the following positions and distances

3 Yards: 5 shots low-ready/5 shots holstered
5 Yards: 5 shots low-ready/5 shots holstered
7 Yards: 5 shots low-ready/5 shots holstered
10 Yards: 5 shots low-ready/5 shots holstered
12 Yards: 5 shots holstered
15 Yards: 5 shots holstered

There is a time constraint in which you have to get the shots off in from when the class instructor says fire also but it is pretty generous.

Krogen
December 28, 2011, 03:16 AM
Thanks for the photo, M2 Carbine. Puts things into perspective. It seems to me that most experienced shots could score 250 considering the time allowed per shot. With only two days' experience, the new shooter in the photo nearly did.

mgmorden
December 28, 2011, 03:41 AM
As far as I know SC has NEVER required you to shoot 25 yards, thats a heck of a long ways to shoot a pistol.

Maybe I'm misremembering, but I could have sworn we took them out to 25. It was an advancing trolly at an indoor range that graduated the distance in steps like you mention. I thought for sure we went back to the 25 yard line though.

Either way, it was definitely longer than 7.

sc1911cwp
December 28, 2011, 01:35 PM
In SC I don't think I shot over 7 - 10 yards. You only have to hit the black silhouette of a B-12 target to score a hit. You can use any caliber you what and it makes no difference in what you can carry. So all you .22 fans can carry .50AE Desert Eagles.

gearhead
December 28, 2011, 10:15 PM
I took the SC test three years ago, at that time it was 10 rounds from each of these distances: 7 yds, 10 yds, 15 yds, 20 yds, and 25 yds.

hammerklavier
December 28, 2011, 10:52 PM
That Texas test is very similar to what I took in NC. Sometimes we shot from low ready and sometimes from the holster. I think that the number of shots and distances is all that is required in NC, not those particular stages. The instructor was the one that decided to set up stages like that.

sc1911cwp
December 29, 2011, 08:07 PM
I took the SC test three years ago, at that time it was 10 rounds from each of these distances: 7 yds, 10 yds, 15 yds, 20 yds, and 25 yds.

I know for a fact that I didn't do that. Of course I've had mine since they first started "Shall Issue." I searched the regulations and didn't see anything about a requirement. It must be out there somewhere.

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