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by Vol Texan
Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Instructors' Corner
Topic: Minimum Caliber for Instructor Proficiency
Replies: 22
Views: 3716

Re: Minimum Caliber for Instructor Proficiency

troglodyte wrote:Instructors are held to a higher standard. Instructors must shoot both tests and score 90% or better whereas the students do not. I see the .38 minimum caliber as just a higher standard for the instructors.

Push off is when the hammer, in the cocked position, can be pushed forward with out the trigger being pulled.

You can shoot your revolver single action if you choose and can. I had a gentleman in my class that shot a SA Colt during qualifications and did it well.
Thanks for the quick response. I knew that instructors are held to a higher standard (90% instead of 70%), but I think that was always true. In the past, there was not a higher caliber requirement for instructors, so I figured that if it lowered for one, it would lower for everyone.

No problem. I can shoot my 9mm just fine - I was just wondering if it had actually changed or not for instructors.
by Vol Texan
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Instructors' Corner
Topic: Minimum Caliber for Instructor Proficiency
Replies: 22
Views: 3716

Minimum Caliber for Instructor Proficiency

I'm scheduled to take the LTC Instructor course in Florence in late December. I received my information packet (email) this week.

One of the attachments states the following (there are several more line items, but I'm only including the two that I'm asking questions about here):
Student must provide the following equipment:
  • A semi-automatic AND a non semi-automatic handgun;
    • Must be at least .38 caliber
    • Revolver must not have “push off” on single action
So, here are my two questions:
  1. Now that SB263 has passed, does that apply only to LTC students, or does it apply to Instructor students as well?
    (I'd never carry a .22, of course, but I can hit center mass with it all day long.)
  2. What does "'push off' on single action" mean?
  3. Follow-up question: may I shoot my SA / DA revolver in single action for the test, or must I fire all shots double-action?

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