KPOA Firearms Course

"Line of Fire" Course of Fire

This video is for demonstration only. Shooters may elect to complete the course in a different manner within the established rules.

Scoring Line of Fire Course

Rules and Procedures for the Line of Fire Event

  1. Number of Rounds Loaded/Scored
    Maximum of 36 rounds Required; 6 rounds loaded into the firearm, and a second magazine / loader of 6 rounds on each of 3 strings. 36 scored rounds total; six (6) hits and/or misses on each of six paper D-1 targets equal 36 scored rounds. A magazine change and/or a reload will be necessary to complete this course.

  2. Targets
    Six NRA "D-1" Cardboard targets will be used in this course of fire. One target each, placed at the distances of five, seven, ten, fifteen, twenty, and twenty-five yards from the shooting position.  The inside edge of the five yard target will be thirty inches (30") left of the center line. The inside edge of the 17 seven yard target will be thirty inches (30") right of the centerline. The inside edge of the ten yard target will be twenty-four inches (24") left of the center line. The inside edge of the 15 yard target will be twenty-four inches (24") right of the centerline. The inside edge of the 20 yard target will be eighteen inches (18") left of the center line. The left edge of the 25 yard target will be on the centerline. The distance of the targets above the ground, which would nominally be five feet six inches (5’6”) to the top of the target, may vary at the option of the Rangemaster depending upon safety factors and/or the range layout. If multiple Line of Fire setups are used at an individual match, each such setup will be dimensionally identical to the other setups.

  3. Scoring
    On the NRA "D-1" Cardboard targets, zero (0) seconds for each "A Ring" and/or "B Ring" hit; plus two (+2) seconds for each "C Ring" hit; plus five (+5) seconds for any other bullet mark on the target on or within the "D Zone." "A Ring" hits are used to break ties. Hits that touch the scoring line between scoring zones score the lesser number of seconds. Misses or unfired shots are penalized plus ten (+10) seconds per missed shot.  Procedural errors are penalized plus ten (+10) seconds per occurrence. If there are extra hits on a paper target the best six hits will be scored. However, if the extra hit resulted from an extra shot that the Range Officer noted was fired on the target (and not because the Range Officers neglected to properly repair a hit from a previous competitor) each such extra hit will be assessed one procedural error penalty. An electronic buzzer starts the time on each string. Time stops on the last shot fired on each string. Lowest aggregate time spent shooting all strings, plus "seconds,” added from scoring the targets, misses, and procedural penalties, wins. 18

  4. Procedure
    Each competitor shoots three (3) individual strings of fire. Each competitor will start with their weapon secured in their holster before each string of fire, hands in a position not touching firearm. Competitors firing semi-automatic pistols, capable of double/single action fire, must fire the first round of each stage double action. Competitors firing single action semi-automatic pistols are allowed to fire the first round of each stage single action. The start signal will be an electronic buzzer that will be sounded when the competitor is ready. On each string of fire the competitor will engage each of the six NRA "D-1" targets with only two (2) repeat only two (2) rounds per target (12 rounds total on the paper targets). A reload will be necessary to complete the course. The six NRA "D-1" targets may be engaged in any order. Time on each individual string of fire stops on the last shot fired. Once the time has been recorded, the competitor will be given time to reload for the next string of fire. The above procedure will be repeated twice for a total of three strings; 36 scored rounds. At the end of the third and final string of fire, the competitor will unload and show a clear firearm (magazine out, slide locked back, chamber empty, or cylinder open, and chambers empty) to the Range Officer, and will then secure the firearm into one of the approved transportation modes (secured in holster, or bag / box) before leaving the firing position, and before anyone goes forward to score targets.