The CCW Course of Fire may vary from county to county. At Best Handgun Training, we have adopted
the minimum course of fire for each county. The course of fire is extremely easy, provided that you are safe
with your gun(s), know how to reload, and follow all rules of gun safety.
The standard Course of Fire at Best Handgun Training for all CCW applicants (both initial and renewal)
includes the following:
Our course of fire meets or exceeds the county sheriff department for which we are certified to instruct. In
general, the minimum distance is 1 1/2 yards, and the maximum distance is 15 yards (8 rounds maximum at 15 yards).
Some counties require 1 1/2, 3, 5, 7, and 10 yards. Other counties may require 3, 5, 7 and 15 yards.
Regardless, you will shoot your particular county minimum course of fire (typically 50 rounds for
If you have no physical limitations, you may shoot 6 rounds strong hand and 6 yards support hand (unsupported)
from 7 yards.
A Silhouette target will be used. Head shots are not included, and all scoring shall be from within the 7
ring, to the bullseye (center mass).
Each individual shall qualify with a minimum of 80% score (40 of 50 bullets within the scoring
Each qualification shall be either a Pass or Fail. There is no in between.
In the event that an applicant commits any violation of gun safety, or is unable to follow
commands, the applicant will receive a Fail for all guns, whether there were previous guns qualified or not.
There are no exceptions for gun safety violations. Our most important concern is your safety and the safety
of others at all times.
For applicants with disabilities, the instructor has the discretion to permit ADA accomodations, on an
individual case by case basis.