Cochise Defensive Pistol Match
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Cochise Defensive Pistol Match Qualifier

Scheduled twice per year during the February and August Match
This drill will test the following skills:
    Drawing and indexing the gun
    Recognizing an acceptable sight picture
    Calling the shot
    Recovering from recoil and pressing and releasing the trigger smoothly 

Course of Fire

Place three IDPA targets at 7, 15, and 25 yards

Face the 7 yard target, handgun holstered and ready, hands naturally at side.  At the beep, draw and fire four rounds at the target.  Reload and holster, and record the time.

Repeat the process on the 15 yard target, record the time and repeat again on the 25 yard target.  You now have three times recorded.

Score targets and add penalties as follows:

  No penalties for -0 zone hits
  For each -1 zone hit, add 0.5 seconds
  For each -3 zone hit, add 1.5 seconds
  For each miss, add 2.5 seconds

Classification results = Cumulative time plus penalties
     Master:   9.4 seconds or less 
     A: 9.5 – 12.1
     B: 12.2 – 17.3
     C: 17.4 – 23.9
     D:          24.0 – 34.7
     Novice: 34.8 or more

Shooters will be reclassified every six months based on previous qualifier scores.