LE Pistol / Shotgun Firearms Qualification

Per M.P.O.E.T.C.:

As required by 37 Pa. Code §203.12 (3) (i) and §203.52 (b) (1) (i), the Municipal Police Officers' Education and Training Commission is hereby publishing police firearms course requirements:

The handgun course of fire for the police firearms course that all Waiver of training applicants must successfully complete with a minimum score of 75% and all police officers must successfully complete annually in order to satisfy mandatory in-service re-certification requirements will meet the following minimum standards:

A handgun course of fire must be considered a generally accepted police qualification course consisting of at least fifty (50) rounds of duty ammunition. A minimum of ten (10%) percent of the rounds must be fired at a distance of 25 yards or greater.

The course shall include stages to determine the applicant's or officers' overall proficiency; including, but not limited to marksmanship, safety, weapon operating procedures or tactical skills (i.e., use of cover, tactical reloading), with the weapon s/he will use in the performance of their duties. Requirements for distances of firing positions are: Stages no closer than one (1) yard and at least one stage of fire from the twenty-five (25) yard line or greater distance.

Qualification for other firearms, shotguns or rifles must be successfully completed on a generally accepted law enforcement qualification course for those weapons. The Commission has established that the minimum number of duty rounds used for qualification for these types of weapons is ten (10) rounds.

C&G provides LE Officers a (suggested) quaterly firearms qualification course that exceeds M.P.O.E.T.C standards.

Prerequisite: Open to Law Enforcement Officers Only! ACT 120 Certified Only!

Course Duration: 4 hours

Course Tuition: Contact C&G Arms for rates and dates

Course Student Limit: 15

Student requirements: Eye protection, ear protection, baseball type cap, belt or duty belt with holster and magazine carriers, Duty Handgun with at least 3 hi-capacity magazines, Off-Duty/Back-up handgun.

Ammunition Requirements: 60 rounds - Duty. 25 rounds - Off-Duty / Back-up handgun
(Ammunition is available for purchase upon request.)

(Body armor is optional unless it is required by your agency during firearms qualifications)


C&G Arms and its instructors reserve the right to refuse training to anyone. I attest that this application is truthful to the best of my ability. I have no felony convictions, domestic violence convictions, restraining orders or any other legal issues that would prevent me from handling or owning a firearm. C&G Arms training is not intended to be taught outside the class by "student teachers" and cannot be held liable for any students obtaining and using information from the class to instruct others. Any safety violation will be dealt with swiftly and I can be asked to leave the range. If I am deemed "unsafe", I will be asked to leave class / facility without delay. I must sign a waiver releasing C&G Arms and the range of any liability.