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TITLE 37PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS
PART 1TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
CHAPTER 6LICENSE TO CARRY HANDGUNS
SUBCHAPTER BELIGIBILITY AND APPLICATION PROCEDURES
RULE §6.11Proficiency Requirements

(a) The proficiency demonstration course will be the same for both instructors and license applications. The course of fire will be at distances of three, seven, and fifteen yards, for a total of fifty rounds.

  (1) Twenty rounds will be fired from three yards, as follows:

    (A) five rounds will be fired "One Shot Exercise"; two seconds allowed for each shot;

    (B) ten rounds will be fired "Two Shot Exercise"; three seconds allowed for each two shots; and

    (C) five rounds will be fired; ten seconds allowed for five shots.

  (2) Twenty rounds will be fired from seven yards, fired in four five-shot strings as follows:

    (A) the first five shots will be fired in ten seconds;

    (B) the next five shots will be fired in two stages:

      (i) two shots will be fired in four seconds; and

      (ii) three shots will be fired in six seconds.

    (C) the next five shots at seven yards will be fired "One Shot Exercise"; three seconds will be allowed for each shot; and

    (D) the last five shots fired at the seven-yard line, the time will be fifteen seconds to shoot five rounds.

  (3) Ten rounds will be fired from fifteen yards, fired in two five-shot strings as follows:

    (A) the first five shots will be fired in two stages:

      (i) two shots fired in six seconds; and

      (ii) three shots fired in nine seconds.

    (B) the last five shots will be fired in fifteen seconds.

(b) A student must score at least 70% on the written examination and shooting proficiency examination, in order to establish proficiency. A student will have three opportunities to pass the written examination and shooting proficiency examination.

(c) An instructor must submit failures of the written examination or shooting examination to the department on the class completion notification and must indicate if the failure occurred after the student had been given three opportunities to pass the examination.

(d) Upon successful completion of both the written and shooting proficiency examinations, the qualified handgun instructor may certify that the concealed handgun license applicant has established his or her proficiency, in a manner to be determined by the department.


Source Note: The provisions of this §6.11 adopted to be effective August 10, 2008, 33 TexReg 6148; amended to be effective January 9, 2011, 35 TexReg 11944

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