The New FBI Qualification Course

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The New FBI Qualification Course
The New FBI Qualification Course
The New FBI Qualification Course
The New FBI Qualification Course

Every government agency likes to think they’re the best. So whether or not you’re a fan of the FBI, there is one thing the Bureau is good at… and that’s keeping statistics on shootings.

Over the years, the FBI has documented and studied thousands of shootings, and in January of this year the FBI changed its qualification course based on the feedback of these shootings.

In short, the old course involved shooting at far distances as much as 50 yards, but the new course focuses on close quarters shooting since the majority of gunfights occur at seven yards or less.

So if you’re looking for a good course of fire and want to see if you have what it takes to join the FBI, I’ve included the FBI’s new qualification course below:

  • Target used is the QIT-99
  • Course consists of a total of 60 rounds
  • Each round counts as one point
  • Any hits inside the target area count
  • You must draw from concealment for every string of shots
  • Passing score for Agents is 48 out of 60

Stage 1: 3 yard line

  • 3 rounds in 3 seconds using your strong hand only
  • 3 rounds in 3 seconds using your strong hand only
  • 3 rounds using strong hand only, switch hands, 3 rounds using support hand only all in 8 seconds

Total of 12 rounds for Stage 1

Stage 2: 5 yard line
[box type=note]From here on out, all shooting is done with two hands[/box]

  • 3 rounds in 3 seconds
  • 3 rounds in 3 seconds
  • 3 rounds in 3 seconds
  • 3 rounds in 3 seconds

Total of 12 rounds for Stage 2

Stage 3: 7 yard line

  • 4 rounds in 4 seconds
  • 4 rounds in 4 seconds
  • Have two magazines loaded with four rounds each. Fire four rounds, reload, fire another four rounds in 8 seconds.

Total of 16 rounds for Stage 3

Stage 4: 15 yard line

  • 3 rounds in 6 seconds
  • 3 rounds in 6 seconds
  • 4 rounds in 8 seconds

Total of 10 rounds for Stage 4

Stage 5: 25 yard line
[box type=note]This stage involves the use of a barricade/cover)[/box]

  • Move to cover and fire 2 rounds standing, then 3 rounds kneeling all in 15 seconds
  • Move to cover and fire 2 rounds standing, then 3 rounds kneeling all in 15 seconds

Total of 10 rounds for Stage 5

Later this week I plan to go to the shooting range and shoot this new qualification, and the next time you go to the range, consider giving it a try as well.