The Triple Nickel Course of Fire

DESCRIPTION:

The Triple-Nickel course is used to measure a shooter’s proficiency level and ability to consistently PERFORM ON DEMAND! Through thorough application of fundamentals of marksmanship and weapon handling, this advanced firearm drill evaluates the capacity to save your own life, against multiple assailants, in a short amount of time. The shooter must consistently demonstrate proficiency by maintaining 100% accuracy in the 5 second time allotment; just like in real life…there is no award for losing. This course is shot with a minimum of:
a. A cover garment and a holster one would utilize either on, or off duty.
b. As a Uniformed Officer using the Agency approved duty belt with “double or triple retention” holster, and assigned pistol.

*A minimum of 3 successful attempts (not consecutive) must be accomplished in order to be awarded the coveted “Triple-Nickel” coin. The shooter must complete this task on the day, of the first successful attempt. *

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS:

a. Normal range safety rules apply.
b. Shooters must be efficient in their movements, and cognizant of the barrel direction (laser rule).
c. Shooters must utilize a standard safe holster, and magazine pouch. This holster must me worn as designed. All retention devices engaged.

SCORING:

Number of rounds on each target are 2, for a total of 10 rounds. The scoreable area is the 4/5 ring area on the Tran Star-II or the outer bottle for the QIT target. Unlike most courses of fire, the benefit DOES NOT go to the shooter; liners are considered misses regardless of which side they are located. When scoring this course, if there becomes any doubt on a shot placement, it shall be considered a miss. No questions asked.

SCORING (Hits only)

Hits must be in scoreable areas.
Anything touching the line is considered a MISS.
2 Hits must be in each target for a total of 10.
A reload must have been accomplished before the 5th target.
PACT TIMER run- 5 seconds period.

TRAINING AIDS/EQUIPMENT:

Range, 5 Tran-Star II or 5 QIT targets, 10 rounds of ammunition, PACT TIMER or computerized target system. Box of Tissues.

TRAINING VENUE DESCRIPTION/PREPARATION:
Scoring: Number of rounds on each target are 2, for a total of 10 rounds. The scoreable area is the 4/5 ring area (Tran Star-II) or the outer bottle for the QIT target. Unlike most courses of fire, the benefit DOES NOT go to the shooter; liners are considered misses regardless of which side they are located. When scoring this course, if there becomes any doubt on a shot placement, it shall be considered a miss. No questions asked.

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