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    Larry Vickers "The Test"

    Anyone familiar with this one, Ken Hackathorn was talking about it on last weeks Tac tv.

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    B-8 bullseye target at 10 yards, 10 shots in 10 seconds, all in the black. IIRC Ken has students do it from the ready, I do it from the holster.

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    My intro to it was Ken's class. I struggle to shoot at a nice 10 second pace and usally finish with 2-3 seconds to spare. Unfortunately I've never scored a 90 or higher on it. I need to practice it more to get that 10 second rhythm.

    Ken explained the scoring in class that LAV's test with a score of 90 or higher was required for shooters at his former unit to graduate or hold the job etc.

    A shooter could practice it mutliple times to get it down but got to shoot it once for score which was a Pass/Fail. The shooter had to declare in advance - "This one is for qual" and then sink or swim on that score.
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    I read somewhere that the B-16 target was used.
    Is that a nuance between various instructors too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dropkick View Post
    I read somewhere that the B-16 target was used.
    Is that a nuance between various instructors too?
    I am pretty sure that in the Vickers class I took, the B-8 was used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cecil Burch View Post
    I am pretty sure that in the Vickers class I took, the B-8 was used.
    Larry and Ken both use B-8's.
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    Anyone know right off hand what the diameter of the black is on the B8 target?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WyoXd View Post
    Anyone know right off hand what the diameter of the black is on the B8 target?

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    The B-8 bull is 5.5" in diameter.

    I've sponsored both Ken and Larry in classes in my area and these are the variations that Ken has shown in those classes that he did:

    The Test (Classic): 10 yards; 10 rounds; 10 seconds; low ready with a pistol with a capacity of 10 or more.

    The Test - 1911 Version: 10 yards; Eight rounds; 10 seconds; from the holster

    The Half Test: Five yards; 10 rounds; five seconds; from the holster

    Scored by the rings and 90% to pass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Dobbs View Post
    The B-8 bull is 5.5" in diameter.


    Scored by the rings and 90% to pass.
    Which means your target is actually; what . . . about 3".

    Then there was the "Half Test" which was 5 seconds at I think 5 yards (?) for 10 shots - same target and scoring; from the holster.
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