I'm terribly curious about something... how does a CCW class instructor "grade" your proficiency test?
Now in Texas I know it's 20 close range shots (7 yards I think) then 20 more at 15 yards then 10 more at 25 yards and you have to shoot 175/250.
Well being the math wiz I am I figured out that each shot is worth a maximum of 5 points.
I'm curious though.... how exactly does one "grade" this test? I can look at a target I've just put 40 rounds through and clearly see what's in the white, but from the center and then up and to the right a little bit is always one large hole about .75 or so inches in diameter (roughly). Now of course I have Swiss Cheese all throughout the rest of black area (I'm working on that... I realize there should only be one hole in the exact center of the target no matter how many I fire) and the aforementioned few that land in the white.
Do they go on a shot by shot basis, or do they just take the thing, go "Yep they're all in the black good enough" or what? It seems like it would be very subjective to me.
How do you objectively rate such a thing?
I wonder what the standard is in other states as well. The Texas requirements seem to be pretty darn stringent. It's my understanding some states don't even require a range test, and some require one but not so stringent. Don't get me wrong the better you shoot the better your chances are, but this seems more like subversive gun control rather than enabling the populace to be armed.