Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Academy Update

I am told that my son shot a 120 on the POST course today. He cleaned it.

That's what I'm talking about.

Edit: Louisiana uses a target we call the P1 and as far as I know, we're the only state in the union that uses it. Anything inside the "P" circle counts as 2 points, anything outside the "P" counts as one. Anything else is a zero. Our course is 60 rounds, starting at 25 yards and moving to two yards. It's not a terribly difficult course of fire, but it's not terribly easy either. From any 50 shooters, you'll find one or two that can consistently shoot a 120, the vast majority shoot around 100-110 and the rest get retrained if their score is under 96 (80%).


Gerry N. said...

Doesn't it just feel wonderful to have kids you're proud of? One of the best feelings in the world.

Gerry N.

Melissa said...

Gerry, It's pretty awesome to have a husband to be proud of too! Yay Joey!

Termite said...

That is a strange target. I guess I'm just used to the B27 targets.

Rivrdog said...

Hmmm....linkee no workee.

The one we shoot on in Oregon is your basic half-man-silhouette with a faintly-drawn kill zone about 8 inches wide and 15 inches high. Anything inside the K-Zone counts, anything outside, doesn't (no head shots count). You need 100% in the KZ to qualify. Full-time troops get to shoot a 50-round qual course, starting at 12 yards and moving, in 5 stages, in to two yards.

We LEOSA people get to shoot the same stages, but with less rounds, for a total of 25 rounds. We still need the perfect score.

The full-time qual has magazine changes at almost every stage, and it has several holster, fire, re-holster drills. Holstering means complete re-holstering with all retention devices engaged. We geezers only get two of those drills, and do not have to use L3 holsters, only L1.

There is supported-barricade shooting, including with the off-hand, and un-supported shooting, including with the off-hand.

The final stage is done at field interview distance of just over a yard, and on the command, you chuck your notebook into the perp's face, draw and fire two. Very realistic.

If you toss a round outside the K-Zone, you are allowed to re-fire, but you drop out of that course and fire the whole thing over. You get two re-fire opportunities before disqual. The only times I've had to re-fire is on Stage One, the 12-yard barricade, shooting weak hand supported, peeking from behind the barricade, which forces me to use my off-eye to aim with. Those times I forget to close my strong eye, I usually miss.