Got up this morning and mowed the grass at home. Cleaned up and went to the range about noon. Loaded magazines with good, clean ammo and got ready to qualify. Everyone else showed up and we posted targets, went out on the line.
Our range is in full sun. Sun, concrete and grass, enclosed by berms. Accuweather pegged the heat index at 110F. Full sun, high humidity, middle of the day. Iced water was the key today. Lots of water. When it was time to score targets, I had scored a 111. Max possible is 120, minimum to qualify is 96. Last two years with an unfamiliar gun, I scored a 105 both times, so I'm six points better than than I was for the last two years, so I'm okay with that.
We didn't shoot shotguns or carbines this time, and the firearms instructor apologized for that. For most of the early part of the year, our range was under water in a flood, so he's playing catch-up, qualifying as many deputies as possible. The Louisiana POST council (the state agency that certifies police officers) sets minimum standards, and we have met the standards. Maybe next year the floods will stay away.