A shooting course used by Larry Vickers.

You’ll need:

  • 10 yard range
  • B-8 bullseye target (25 yard rapid/timed fire)
  • Timer
  • Pistol
  • Holster
  • Skill


In the classic version, set the B-8 target up at 10 yards and a par time of 10 seconds. Starting from low ready, at the signal fire 10 shots. Vickers considers a score of 90 or above a pass and requires that of this instructors. He allowed a shooter to practice it multiple times but got to shoot it once for score for a Pass/Fail after first declaring in advance, “This next one is for record.”


For event use, run this as a Conventional Shooter course. Obviously, there is no practice so the first run is always for record.




Start from a holster instead of low ready. This should be the default.


For pistols with less than ten round capacity, deduct one second from par for each shot less.


The Half Test: Five yards, ten rounds in five seconds, from the holster.