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Written & Live Fire ExamsKatie - First time at the Range1

 

Nevada is a 'live fire required' state, meaning you must qualify at the shooting range with a handgun. Utah is not. I do have an agreement with the State of Utah that I require a live fire. Obvious when you do this for Nevada, you do it for Utah as well.


Nevada also requires completion of a written examination for new permit holders.


If your permit has expired and it's been over 120 days (4 months), you must go through the entire class again including the written exam.

 

No one in my classes has ever failed either the written exam or the live fire qualification.


The live fire is quite generous when it comes to how many points you can drop and still pass. The written exam contains a lot of questions that are common sense.
All other questions can be answered through the material you'll learn in class.

 

Written Exam Details:
The written exam has 40 questions and you must pass with a 70% rating which means you can miss 12 of the questions and still pass.

 

I grade every single exam and the most questions I've ever seen someone miss is five.

Most people only miss two to three questions on the live fire.


A lot of the questions reference gun safety and common sense when it comes to your personal safety (like if you see trouble - go the other way!)
Other examples on the exam are gun cleaning, dry practice, ammunition, permit details and Nevada law in relation to deadly force.

 

We go over all of this informationin class which will allow you to pass the exam!

Mandatory Live Fire Range Qualification using a B-27 NRA Target
Required Equipment

  • One Semi-automatic Handgun with two magazines (If you don't have two, let me know this) - OR - 
  • One Revolver
  • Eye & Ear protection (both of which are included for free at the range)
  • You are no longer required to qualify with both a semi-automatic and revolver....qualify with any single handgun, carry any handgun.

 

Total Rounds Needed

 

  • Semi-Automatics: 30 rounds
  • Revolvers: 25 rounds total

Line of Fire Qualifications
3 yards (9 feet)

  • One handed, dominant side

Semi-Automatics: 6 rounds in one magazine. Fire all 6 rounds

  • Revolvers: 5 rounds in 5 adjacent cylinders. Fire all 5 rounds
  • No Time Limit, Firing revolver single-action is OK

5 yards (15 feet)

  • Two handed, dominant side.
  • Semi-Automatics: 12 rounds total - 6 rounds in one magazine, 6 rounds in another magazine.
  • Course of fire: Shoot 6 rounds, perform a reload safely, and then shoot the remaining 6 rounds.
  • Revolvers: 10 rounds total – 5 rounds for the first load, 5 rounds for the second load.
  • Course of fire: Shoot 5 rounds, perform an efficient (self-defense) ejection of the cartridges, and then shoot the remaining 5 rounds.
  • Eject the rounds for the next course of fire.
  • No Time Limit

7 yards (21) feet

  • Two handed, dominant side
  • Semi-Automatics: 12 rounds total - 6 rounds in one magazine, 6 rounds in another magazine
  • Course of fire: Shoot 6 rounds, perform a reload safely, and then shoot the remaining 6 rounds
  • Revolvers: 10 rounds total – 5 rounds for the first load, 5 rounds for the second load
  • Course of fire: Shoot 5 rounds, perform an efficient (self-defense) ejection of the cartridges, and then shoot the remaining 5 rounds.
  • End course of fire
  • No Time Limit

Scoring
Each shot scores a maximum of 10 points.
Hitting the X or 10 ring scores 10 points meaning you drop no points.
Hitting the 9 ring drops your score by one point.
Hitting the 8 ring drops your score by two points.
Hitting the 7 ring drops your score by three points. So on and so on.
Missing any of the rings: You drop 5 points per shot.

Semi-automatics

Perfect score is 300 (30 rounds x 10 points). You can drop 90 points and still pass meaning you must score at least 210 on the qualification. The most points I ever saw anyone drop was 56.


Revolvers

Perfect score is 250 (25 rounds x 10 points). You can drop 75 points and still pass meaning you must score at least 175 on the qualification.


No one has ever failed in my class and in fact, I've not heard of anyone failing in any class. . . Although there was one guy . . .