CTS – Conditions, Tasks and Standards

Tactical Firearms Academy is a staunch advocate for safe and responsible gun ownership.  We believe CWP holders should be held to a proficiency standard and be required to demonstrate that proficiency similar to the requirements placed on law enforcement and armed security personnel.  To this end we have developed CTS – Conditions, Tasks and Standards.

 

We have developed the CTS criteria for the three major disciplines: pistol, rifle, shotgun and now require students to demonstrate their proficiency in order to train with TFA on Thursday night training a Trail Glades.  Listed below are the CTS requirements for each of the disciplines.

 

PISTOL

 

Load out: Three (3) magazines with 5 rounds in each

 

Conditions:  One (1) 12″x16″ target at 12 yards.  A no-shoot target is placed behind the primary target.

 

Tasks:  From the draw engage the target with 5 rounds from a standing position, 5 rounds from a kneeling position and 5 rounds from a standing position – in that order.

 

Standards:  Target must be engaged with a minimum 13 hits, within the established par time of 16 sec without hitting the hostage target in the background.  Must pass twice in a row or 3 out of 5 attempts.

 

 

SHOTGUN

 

Load out: 10 rounds of birdshot, 2 rounds of slug ammunition

 

Conditions:  Two (2) 12″x16″ targets at 10 yards and 10 yards apart, one (1) 18″x24″ target at 35 yards.

 

Tasks: Shotgun loaded cruiser ready with 4 rounds of birdshot, remaining rounds on your body. Engage each 12″x16″ target with one birdshot each, perform a slug exchange and engage the 18″x24″ target, re-engage the 12″x16″ targets with one birdshot each. Reload and repeat the drill. Note: Slugs rounds may not be pre-loaded.

 

Standards:  Engage targets with a minimum of 10 hits within the established par time of 40 seconds. Only two misses are permitted and both cannot be the slug shots.  Must pass twice in a row or 3 out of 5 attempts.

 

 

RIFLE

 

Load out: Three (3) magazines with 5 rounds each

 

Conditions: One 18″x24″ target at 50 yards

 

Tasks:  Rifle loaded and on safe at the low ready. Engage the target with 5 rounds from the standing position, 5 rounds from the kneeling position and 5 rounds from the prone position.

 

Standards:   Target must be engaged with a minimum 13 hits, within the established par time of 20 sec.  Must pass twice in a row or 3 out of 5 attempts.