Texas Concealed Carry Target Size/Scoring

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    Texas Concealed Carry Target Size/Scoring

    I plan to take the class to obtain my concealed handgun permit. I live in a town that doesn't offer it locally, so I'll have to travel outside the county to get it. After much research on qualifications, requirments, etc., I can't seem to track down the information on the target size for the shooting proficency test here in Texas. Anyone out there that can help provide some insight on the target size and how the shots are "scored"? Your help would be much appreciated.

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    Yeppers.

    The target is human silhouette. Roughly life size.

    You will fire at 3 yards, 5 yards and 15 yards.

    Not hard to hit

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    Check out this site.

    It has the rundown of the shots, distances, and a good visual of the target you shoot at.]

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    I ran my wife through the test after she got her G19 several times before she took the class. It is a pretty simple test, but she was glad she knew what to expect.
    Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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    The target is a silhouette, and if you listen to and follow the instruction, you should do well enough, easily.

    The test is timed, but you should have no difficulty with that aspect of things-- plenty of time.

    Last time, I misunderstood the first instruction and gave up 4 shots as result. Then, my gun jammed and I gave up 3 or 4 more. I still easily scored enough to pass even without firing 7 or 8 shots. You could pass if none of your shots at 45 feet even hit the target.

    The exact distances and number of shots at each are specified in the booklet by statute. So, the tests are rather well standardized.

    Bottom line, don't concern yourself about this. Just show up prepared to fire a total of 50 shots per instructions, and you can't mess up unless you are really really bad, have a major weapon malfunction that takes you out of the game, or you do something dumb enough that the range-master considers you a menace.

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    It is big. They told us it was supposed to be the size of a 350 lb. man. Pretty easy to hit. Good luck.
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    We fired a total of 50 rounds. The distances were 3, 5 and 15 yards. Same number of shots at each distance that farronwolf mentioned. Our target was like the one pictured below. Each hit inside the black line counted 2 points and everything outside the line counted 1 point. Our instructor stated if you hit inside the black line with every shot at 3 (almost point blank) and 5 yards, you could miss every shot at 15 yards and still pass. Passing score was 70 out of 100. We had a young lady in the class that had only shot a handgun 2 times before qualifying and she scored a 94 with an XD 9mm sub compact she rented from the range. Just practice a few times before you take the class and you'll do OK.


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    Thanks for the great info in this thread.

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    Just hit inside the 8-ring. It's not hard. Like the others say, practice a little, and you'll be fine.

    Edit: here's the first page that showed the type of target you'll have. at the bottom there are two small photos. The one on the left is very similar. Hit inside the 8-ring. http://safegunacademy.com/?D=12
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    Truly if you fail the shooting test, you should not be handling a firearm without some more training. The only real challenge is to be the best on the firing line, but they destroy the targets (at least at my test location).
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    Thanks to all for the information. I'd heard it wasn't too difficult, but this really gives me the heads up I was looking for. Much appreciated.

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    I saw a woman that had never shot before use a brand new, out of the box S&W 9 shoot her qualifying set without a problem...Not a very good pattern and passed with flying colors. By the time she was on the 16 yard group, she had already passed.

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    The course of fire is 20 rounds are 3 yards, 20 rounds 7 yards and 10 rounds at 15 yards. Each round counts 5 points if inside the 8 ring of a B27 target, in the 7 ring counts 4 points in the color counts 3. If you touch the line you get the point. There is a possable 250 points you most score 175 (70%) to pass. 7 yards because this is your safe distance. 3 yard because if you are attacked at 7 yards the attacker will be at 3 by the time you draw your gun.
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    as others have said don't worry about the shooting it you listen to the commands it is easy. The one thing that will cause you to fail is if you don't put the weapon on safe and take your finger off the trigger (which should be a given for all shooters) after each shot group. If you are not using a pistol with a saftey on the trigger (ie glock). Just shoot straight and you will pass with no problem.
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    As TXCHI stated, it's a standard B27 human silhouette target... Just hit the silhouette with every shot and you'll pass...

    Funny story though, at my class I was so stinking worried about the timed aspect of the test that I was jerkin' my trigger and was all over the map at 3 yards... I finally calmed down about the timed aspect about halfway through the 7 yard firing and my groups got a little better. At 15 yards I put them all in the 10 ring because I calmed my nerves enough... Still scored a 232 and that was with the guy next to me putting a few holes outside my silhouette for me. There were 4 or 5 other guys with me in that class and at least 2 of them had never shot a gun before and one was using a brand new-never fired outside of the factory M&P and both passed easily...

    Don't sweat it, unless your blind, your weapon blows up, or you decide to shoot someone in your class, you'll pass.
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