Rangemaster Handgun Core Skills Test, Comstock Count
Use electronic timer and record the time for each stage.
3 yds Sidestep, draw, and fire 4 rds. _________
5 yds Sidestep, draw and fire 5 rds total , 3 to the chest,
2 to the head. _________
5 yds Start gun in dominant hand only, fire 4 rds. _________
5 yds Start gun in non-dominant hand, fire 5 rds. _________
7 yds Draw and fire 6 rds. _________
7 yds Start at Ready, 3 rds only in gun. Fire 3 rds, reload, and
fire 3 more rds. _________
10 yds Draw and fire 3 rds. _________
15 yds Draw and fire 4 rds. _________
25 yds Draw and fire 3 rds. _________
40 rds total. Total time __________ Target points _________
IALEFI-QP scored 5,3,0/RM-2 scored 5,3/VSRT scored 5,4,3
Score targets. Divide points by total time, for Index. Multiply Index X 20 for Final Score. Par Score = 100.
80-100 = Very good. 100-124= Advanced 125+= Master
Score_________ divided by ___________X 20= _____________
I used a standard FBI "Q" target with the 8" circle and 3x5" box from a Pistol-Training.com F.A.S.T. target. I scored the circle and box 5 points and the rest of the bottle 3. I did everything from concealment and started the reload stage gun in holster.
I don't remember my exact final score as I do not have my range notebook right in front of me since I am typing this from my local cigar shop. However, I know I was well under the par (EDIT my final score was 76.49). Which sucks. I had hoped to do better. Still, it's a good skills test, I think, and I plan on using it to test myself from time to time. Maybe every quarter or so.
I also did a little shooting with my M&P Shield. I shot exercises 3 and 4 (single shots from the holster x5 in under 3 seconds and doubles from the holster x5 in under 3.5 seconds, standard being each five times in a row) from Richard Mann's Handgun Training For Personal Protection. I aced both. These are more for beginner shooters and so of course I was easily able to meet the standard. Still, I think they're a great way to test out a new carry gun and get a feel for it.
The Core Skills Test I shot with my G17. Look at the differences in group sizes just based on the movement and distances involved. All of the Shield shooting was done at 5 yards. One of my weaknesses has always been shooting at distances greater than 10 yards. Frankly, I think if you excel at 10 yard and under shooting you excel where you need to for typical defensive handgun use, but that doesn't mean I don't want or need to push myself to improve at distance shooting. I plan on working on that as I go forward.