Saturday, April 25, 2015

Pistol Range

During the course of the year an officer must practice a wide variety of shooting stances and positions.  Standing, kneeling and prone positions are useful.  Shooting close up, with the muzzle of the pistol nearly touching the target to as far back as at least 25 yards away.

Officers should fire very rapid strings of fire and should take careful aim with unlimited time available.  Officers should practice transitions to and from the handgun and the patrol rifle as well as the patrol shotgun.  Officers should practice reloading, with both hands and with each hand individually.  Officers should shoot left and right handed, with a two and one hand grip.

Officers should fire using ambient light, low light, and their flashlight.  They should practice moving forward, laterally, and backing away from their target.  Officers should practice shoot / don't shoot target shooting and multiple targets, both pairs and three or more.  There is a lot to do at the range; that's what the SGT Says.

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