Michael R. Grimler - Firearm Instructor Private Instruction (Handgun) NM Certified Concealed Carry Instructor Serving: Northern New Mexico Los Alamos Santa Fe Taos
Michael R. Grimler - Firearm InstructorPrivate Instruction (Handgun)NM Certified Concealed Carry Instructor Serving:Northern New MexicoLos AlamosSanta FeTaos

The NM CCW Qualification Course of Fire

Section 10.8.2.15, B of the Final Rules states, "...An applicant or licensee shall demonstrate competency in the safe use of each category and caliber of handgun for which he or she seeks certification by firing the handgun with live ammunition at a target no larger than 12 inches wide and 18 inches high. An applicant or licensee shall fire 15 rounds from three yards and 10 rounds from seven yards."

 

"...An applicant or licensee shall score 4 points for each shot that hits within the scoring line and zero points for each shot that hits outside the scoring line. An applicant must obtain a score of 72% (7 off/18 on) to pass the competency demonstration."

 

  • All firing is two-handed unless otherwise stated 

  • Shooters must reload when empty

  • Scan for threats after engaging and after reloading

    • ​Finger ON trigger, ready to fire if needed

  • Come to the low ready position after scanning for threats

    • ​Finger OFF trigger, under revolver cylinder or under semi-auto slide

  • De-cock or engage the safety (depending on your firearm model) after scanning

 

From the 3 yard line: 15 rounds total

 

From the holster and on the command to fire: 

  • Draw and fire 15 rounds (reload when needed)

  • Unload (remove magazine or eject shells from cylinder)  

  • Show a clear and empty firearm to an instructor, stand by for "holster" command

  • After the "holster" command, holster a safe firearm

    • ​For semi-autos, drop the slide, decock or put safety on, holster
    • For revolvers, close cylinder, holster

7 yard line: 10 rounds total

 

From the holster and on the command to fire:

  • Draw and fire 10 rounds (reload when needed)

  • Unload (remove magazine or eject shells from cylinder) 

  • Show a clear and empty firearm to an instructor, stand by for "holster" command

  • After the "holster" command, holster a safe firearm

    • For semi-autos, drop the slide, decock or put safety on, holster
    • For revolvers, close cylinder, holster

NOTE: I reserve the right to change this course of fire at any time, without prior notification to prospective students.

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