Minimum Caliber for Handgun Proficiency Exam

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Minimum Caliber for Handgun Proficiency Exam

Postby stoneg1 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:35 pm

Senate Bill 263  Effective: September 1, 2017
Caption: Relating to the handgun proficiency required to obtain or renew a license to carry a handgun.
This bill removes the minimum caliber of handgun to be used in the handgun proficiency examination.


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Re: Minimum Caliber for Handgun Proficiency Exam

Postby surprise_i'm_armed » Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:07 am

IIRC, the old minimum was .32.

Since the minimum has now been removed, people with recoil sensitivity issues
may now use a .22 or .25.

Even a .22 is much better than harsh words. :-)

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Re: Minimum Caliber for Handgun Proficiency Exam

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Re: Minimum Caliber for Handgun Proficiency Exam

Postby ninjabread » Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:04 pm

NotRPB wrote:I guess even a .17 hmr pistol ?
https://www.google.com/search?q=.17+hmr ... PAZK7LCFCI

A .22 short revolver would have less recoil.
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Re: Minimum Caliber for Handgun Proficiency Exam

Postby flechero » Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:27 pm

A 4" or 6" revolver in .22 shooting Calibre's would have less recoil than just closing the cylinder on the reload. "rlol"


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Re: Minimum Caliber for Handgun Proficiency Exam

Postby Medley86 » Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:58 pm

Not that I would expect it to happen often, but since there is no caliber restriction, could one use an AR pistol with a brace, and then since the atf has decided it's ok, shoulder it?
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Re: Minimum Caliber for Handgun Proficiency Exam

Postby locke_n_load » Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:31 am

Medley86 wrote:Not that I would expect it to happen often, but since there is no caliber restriction, could one use an AR pistol with a brace, and then since the atf has decided it's ok, shoulder it?


I would allow it. But remember, you are not allowed to use optics, red dots, lasers, etc. Only open sights.
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Re: Minimum Caliber for Handgun Proficiency Exam

Postby Medley86 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:05 pm

locke_n_load wrote:
Medley86 wrote:Not that I would expect it to happen often, but since there is no caliber restriction, could one use an AR pistol with a brace, and then since the atf has decided it's ok, shoulder it?


I would allow it. But remember, you are not allowed to use optics, red dots, lasers, etc. Only open sights.



Yeah I knew about the no optics restrictions, honestly the shooting part of the class wasn't hard enough I would ever feel like I need that kind of advantage. It was more of a stray thought I had. Having shot the qualification already, I feel like I would have a reasonable chance of passing if I got to take a good look before every string then was blindfolded.
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Re: Minimum Caliber for Handgun Proficiency Exam

Postby jmorris » Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:00 pm

Medley86 wrote:Not that I would expect it to happen often, but since there is no caliber restriction, could one use an AR pistol with a brace, and then since the atf has decided it's ok, shoulder it?


As long as the brace has not been modified and the shoulder use is incidential, sporadic, or situational.
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