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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 6. Criminal Justice and Corrections
Agency 20. Department of Criminal Justice Services
Chapter 70. Rules Relating to Compulsory Minimum Training Standards for Noncustodial Employees of the Department of Corrections
9/21/2020

6VAC20-70-80. Firearms.

The following firearms training will be applicable to noncustodial employees of the Department of Corrections who have been designated to carry a weapon:

1. Classroom - Service handgun, shotgun and special weapons (four hours).

a. Nonmenclature and Care of Weapons

b. Safety

c. Legal Aspects of Firearms Use

d. Principles of Shooting

e. Special Weapons (as utilized by the Department of Corrections) - Familiarization, no firing

2. Range.

a. Service Handgun.

(1) combat course (double action)

60 rounds

Silhouette Target

Qualification - 70% (5 points per hit on silhouette)

(Minimum 210 points out of a possible 300 points)

(2) Course.

7 yards - two handed crouch - 6 rounds (one on whistle)

7 yards - two handed crouch - 6 rounds (two on whistle)

7 yards - two handed crouch - 12 rounds (30 seconds from whistle)

15 yards - two handed point shoulder - 6 rounds (one on whistle)

15 yards - two handed point shoulder - 6 rounds - (two on whistle)

15 yards - two handed point shoulder - 12 rounds (30 seconds from whistle)

25 yards - two handed point shoulder - 6 rounds (10 seconds/right hand)

25 yards - two handed point shoulder - 6 rounds (10 seconds/left hand)

b. Shotgun

10 rounds

Bobber Target

No. 4 Buck

Qualification - 80% (10 points per hit on bobber target)

25 yards - shoulder position - 10 rounds

Statutory Authority

§ 9.1-102 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR240-01-11 § 8, eff. July 1, 1987.

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