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by Greybeard
Fri Jun 10, 2005 7:57 am
Forum: 2005 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: TX 2005 Legislative Goals
Replies: 11
Views: 5302

Yep, part sarcasm, part fact.

Quote: "I disagree that passing the test means one knows the law."

In line with what I was saying about how even a 3'rd grader could likely "pass", especially after 3 opportunities ...

I commonly allocate specific time when grading the test so that everyone knows what they missed and WHY they missed it. And yea, there probably should be a test question reflecting the fact that, under certain circumstances, deadly force may be used to protect property, but typically it ain't worth it ...
by Greybeard
Thu Jun 09, 2005 9:41 pm
Forum: 2005 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: TX 2005 Legislative Goals
Replies: 11
Views: 5302

Another instructor's 02 here.

Renewal students I've seen range from those not having shot at all in the last 4 years to those who shoot a 250.

As most will agree, the TX "demonstrarion of proficiency" is not very difficult. In my not-so-humble opinion, if someone can not pass that portion after THREE opportunities, they do not need to be packing around others.

And the current written test could likely be passed by your average 3'rd grader. Hell, on the first dozen or so questions, they are multiple choice, so there's a 25% chance of getting 'em right just by guessing. And the balance are True/False, which increases the odds to 50%. And on the written test too, students get THREE opportunities for 70%.

Just this past week, I requested a copy of a new course of fire developed by a small local PD Firearms Instructor. Their "target" is an 8 1/2" X 11" sheet of paper stapled COM on IDPA silhoutte. Officers are expected to put at least 80% on the sheet of paper. All timed - and 22 out of 50 rounds are at 15 yards. Now THAT is more of a "test" of marksmanship skills.

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