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Class Information on the What, When, Where, and How

Class Location
I have a commercial meeting space located in the Centennial Executive Suites in Centennial Hills. I do not have an office at that location. This is where the classroom/meeting space is located. It is a very nice, professional facility with multiple meeting rooms and office spaces.

Centennial Executive Suites is located in the Northwest part of the valley at –
7495 W. Azure Dr. Las Vegas, Nevada. 89130

We will be on as tight a schedule with all the information we need and should cover. If need be, it is legal per NVSCA (Nevada Sheriffs and Chiefs Association) standards that the class be split into two parts, over 14 days.

Written Exam
The written exam has 50 questions and only new applicants have to take it. You’ll receive all the information necessary in class to pass the test and I’ll point out specific areas to note. You can miss 15 questions on the exam and still pass, most people only miss between 2 and 4 questions and no one has ever failed the written exam in my class!

Live Fire Qualification
Range qualification is only done outdoors at the Cold Creek BLM public shooting area in the Northwest open desert. It is a legal area to shoot and is filled with shooters every weekend. The range is 30 minutes from my office. When it comes to training, the outdoor range is king and many techniques can be demonstrated and practiced outdoors, where they can’t be done at an indoor range.

GPS Coords: Cold Creek Turn Off: 36.52396,-115.54806 Cold Creek Range: 36.49059,-115.62183

You will need 30 rounds of range ammo for the qualification. You can shoot range or self-defensive ammo and of course range ammo is much cheaper. You can use defensive rounds if you like. You must shoot a score of at least 70% of 300 or 210 points. 210 points is the minimum score required to pass the live fire qualification. A perfect score on the CCW Live Fire Qualification is 300 points. That’s all 30 shots in the X or 10 ring on a B-27 silhouette humanoid target. Most people only drop between 25 and 35 shots.

Shooting a perfect score eludes most people due to dropping one o two shots and less than 3% of all my students have shot a perfect score and that includes me! šŸ™‚ In the last two years, I’ve had one student shoot a 300 and SHE did the same thing 5 years ago with the same gun, a stock Glock G19 in 9mm.

You start with 300 points and you must shoot 30 shots to qualify. Your score is reduced by what number ring(s) your shot lands in.

If you land within the X ring or 10 ring, there is no reduction in score. These are Perfect Shots.
If you land within the 9 ring, your score is reduced by one point.
If you land on the 8 ring, your score is reduced by two points and within the 7 ring, you drop three points.

Break the ring of the higher point and get that point!

If you miss the rings altogether, your score drops by 5 points, miss the target and it’s 10 points. I’ve never had or even seen someone miss a B-27 target, and I’ve never had a student in my class fail the live fire qualification.

Lines of Fire

9 Feet
We shoot one-handed with one magazine loaded with 6 rounds. We shoot once per second until the gun comes to ‘slide-lock’ then end the string.

15 Feet
We move the target to the 15 foot line and shoot two-handed. We have two magazines, each loaded with 6 rounds. We shoot the first magazine until it runs ‘dry’, then change it out with a ‘fresh’ magazine and continue shooting.

21 Feet
Lastly, we move the target to the 21 foot line and perform the same string of fire as we did at the 2nd line. I then examine and count your shots on your target and give you a final score, all written in marker on the target. The target is yours to keep.

From a self-defensive standpoint, my recommendation is –
1) A defensive handgun in at least 9mm, and;
2) Shooting continuously at least once per second
while qualifying.

Practicing Before Class
If you shoot even once a year, you’ll have no problems passing the live fire qualification. The live fire qualification is not difficult but never use that as an excuse to not practice.

Payment of Class Fee’s
Cash, check, or electronic transfer is okay. I typically do not have change. I can accept funds electronically through Zelle or PayPal.

Rick Cross
Be Safe CCW
Mobile: 702-275-1625
Email: RickCross

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