Qualification

Pre-Qualification

In order to be eligible to take the live-fire test, you must be a member of Race Street Range and show a valid Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms or equivalent license or permit at the time the live-fire test is administered. If you do not have an LTCF or equivalent, we'll work with you on a case-by-case basis. 

Safety Standard

We expect members to know, apply, and demonstrate gun safety at all times, and use these rules as our basis:

  1. Treat all guns as if they are loaded.
  2. Never point a gun at anything you do not want to destroy.
  3. Keep your finger off the trigger until ready to fire.
  4. Be absolutely sure of your target and what is behind it.

The Race Street Range house rules, applicable during the live-fire test and otherwise, are based on the USPSA Handgun Competition Rules

Live-Fire Test

The live-fire test assesses the member’s ability to safely perform basic gun-handling skills with a pistol, such as drawing from holster; loading, reloading, and unloading the pistol; shooting to an acceptable accuracy standard; and reholstering the pistol. The live-fire test also assesses the member’s ability to safely use the facilities specific to Race Street Range. 

You can download the course of fire and score sheet for the live-fire test here

In order to meet the qualification standard, you must shoot a passing score with a centerfire handgun and a hard-sided holster mounted at waist level, while demonstrating gun-handling practices that comply with the safety standard. The live-fire test will be immediately stopped, and a "fail" issued, if you violate the safety standard at any time during the live-fire test.

Attempts

You may not attempt the test more than once per day, or more than three times in any four-week period.

Validity period

Once you've passed, your qualification remains valid as long as you remain a member of Race Street Range, subject to re-testing at our discretion or revocation as described below.

Revocation

Violation of our safety standards at any time may result in your qualification being suspended or revoked, even if the violation occurs somewhere other than Race Street Range.