These are the standard courses of fire we use to evaluate firearms and acccessories
Rifleshooter.com’s 50-25-7 Practical Carbine Standards
Here is our standard carbine evaluation course, suggested target is a AT-99.
The AT-99 is a modified QIT-99, it is excellent target for irons and optics. The counter-shaded background provides a clear view of the target area when using irons sights at 200+ yards and the smaller aiming boxes provide points of reference for more precise shots. I buy them from letargets.com
For scoring purposes, the small box is worth 6 pts, center box 5, inside solid line 3, and dotted line 1. All times are par, no alibis. Starting position is weapon condition one, safety on, muzzle below belt, shooter looking at target. I normally have shooters load five magazines with ten rounds each.
Stage 1, 50 yards: Load a magazine with ten rounds. Fire 5 standing, 5 kneeling, reload, fire 10 prone. 60 seconds.
Stage 2, 50 yards: All shooting is done from behind a 2′ wide barricade. Load a magazine with ten rounds. Fire 5 kneeling barricade, 5 standing barricade, reload, fire 5 standing support shoulder barricade, 5 kneeling support shoulder barricade. 60 seconds.
Stage 3, 7 yards: Load a magazine with ten rounds. Fire 2 rounds standing. Repeat 5 times for a total of ten rounds. 3 seconds each exposure.
Optional 7 yard line:
Stage 3: Load a magazine with ten rounds. Fire 5 rounds. 4 second par.
Stage 4Fire 1 round at 2.5″ dot in 2 seconds, repeat 5 times.
Rifleshooter.com’s 50-15 Carbine Operator Standards
Rifleshooter.com’s carbine operator standards are shot on an “FBI Five Circle Target”, we get ours from The Target Shop. This is a 60 round course of fire and serves an excellent warm up.
Rifleshooter.com’s Shotgun Slug Standards
This is the rifleshooter.com tactical shotgun standard course of fire we use to evaluate handling and shooting characteristics of tactical shotguns. The standards require a shoutgun, 10 slugs and an IDPA target. Only use cardboard targets for slugs, the wads will tear the paper apart and make scoring impossible.
For scoring purposes the -0 circle of an IDPA target is worth 5 points, the -1 is worth 3, and the -3 is worth 1.
Stage 1, 50 yards. Starting position, administrative load 3 slugs (empty chamber at start), safety engaged, shooter has muzzle below the belt line. When target is presented, shooter will chamber a round and fire one round standing, one round kneeling and one round prone in 30 seconds.
Stage 2, 25 yards. Shooter starts in loading position (safety on, empty magazine, slide locked to the rear, slugs in weak front pocket) with shotgun on target. When target is presented, shooter will load three slugs, fire one slug standing and two kneeing in 30 seconds.
Stage 3, 15 yards. Shooter starts in loading position, with shotgun on target. When target is presented shooter will load two slugs and fire two slugs standing, load two slugs and fire two slugs kneeling in 30 seconds.
Rifleshooter.com’s Shotgun Buckshot Standards
The buckshot standards are used to evaluate patterning.
Stage 1, patterning. Using a clean cardboard target at 7, 15 and 25 yards fire one round center mass. Measure the extreme spread of the pattern. If any pellets are missing, note unaccounted for pellets.
Stage 2, 7 yards. IDPA Target, scoring above. Shooter starts in loading position (safety on, empty magazine, slide locked to the rear, slugs in weak front pocket), on presentation of target load 3 fire 3, load 2 fire 2 in 30 seconds.
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