Many federal agencies have standardized their pistol qualification courses for security personnel under the program defined by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS.) The FAA, ICE, and others all use the same basic course as outlined below.
However, there are differences based on agency, employment status, and position. For example, many contract security personnel shoot the last two stages of this course from 15 yards instead of 25. You’ll also encounter differences in score requirements. The basic passing score is 200 points out of a possible 250. However, some personnel, including certain job types or instructors, will have to get a higher score on the same course.
If you want to start putting some structure around your training, this is a good qualification test to start with. Most of the time allotments are generous, so you can focus on accuracy and shot placement rather than raw speed. It’s a great way to build your skills by practicing different techniques and measure your progress over time.
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