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DPSST @ APRC

Discussion in 'Education & Training' started by NiceAsh, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. NiceAsh

    NiceAsh Salem Active Member

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    Had a chance to go through the drills for the Oregon DPSST Range Qualification for Handguns at the Albany Rifle and Pistol Club. My range instructor was Bob Pedroli.

    We spent a couple hours going over fundamentals like grip, sight picture, breathing and trigger control. After that he took 4 of us through the routine for DPSST (slightly modified because we did not have anything to use for cover for the first stage).
    It was a good exercise and let us practice drawing from holster, reloading, and sight picture. Having it timed really adds an extra piece.

    Here is the course of fire, and my results;

    dpsst_range_OCT2012.jpg
     
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  2. SKN

    SKN Keizer, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    There are two qual standards for this course. The police standard is all 25 rounds in the scoring zone, essentially within the center 'A' zone of an IPSC target; corrections/probation/parole standard is 25 rounds anywhere on the target. Both standards exclude the head zone, viewed as 'lucky misses' since the designated aiming point is center mass.
     
  3. rds801

    rds801 Portland Member

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    There is also the PCQ 2 which is 25 yards. 6 rounds. Have to score in the 5 or 3 zones.
     
  4. NiceAsh

    NiceAsh Salem Active Member

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    Sounds similar to the F.A.S.T. Drill
    Range: 7 yards
    Target: 3×5 card (head), 8″ plate (body)
    Start position: weapon concealed or in duty condition with all holster retention devices active; shooter facing downrange in relaxed stance with arms down at sides
    Rounds fired: 6

    Drill begins from the holster, pistol loaded with exactly two rounds. On the buzzer:

    draw
    fire two rounds at the 3×5 box
    perform a slidelock reload
    fire four rounds at the 8″ circle

    To count, the F.A.S.T. must be shot from concealment or from a recognized retention holster. Open-top retention holsters without concealment (e.g., Blackhawk SERPA, Safariland ALS) add an additional 0.50 to the shooter’s time. Using both a standard duty retention holster (e.g., Safariland SLS, SSIII) as well as flap/retention magazine pouches will result in a 0.50 reduction in recorded time.

    Ranking:
    10+*seconds:*Novice
    less*than*10*seconds:*Intermediate
    less*than*7*seconds:*Advanced
    less*than*5*seconds:*Expert
     
  5. SKN

    SKN Keizer, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That standard is for police only though corrections and others have shot them as a familiarization.
     
  6. ORSECTRAIN

    ORSECTRAIN Sherwood, Oregon Member

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    Bob is a great guy!

    That is a good gun handeling course.

    Respectfully,

    ORSECTRAIN
    "Be Safe Out There!"
     
  7. NiceAsh

    NiceAsh Salem Active Member

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    He wanted me to mention that he is doing the Multi-State CHL course this Sunday.

    I am meeting up with him again next week to work out some more.
     
  8. longcolt

    longcolt Zephyrhills, FL Active Member

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    The more practice and pro training that you get certainly helps your confidence level. Kudos for your efforts.
     
  9. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    Can you please elaborate on exactly what the course is all about? I'm looking for some sort of intermediate training but really don't want to spend $125 for the 8 hour course that seems to be mostly a drawn out basic handgun course that my wife and I took earlier in the year. I.C.O.R.E and USPSA seem to be competitions and not courses.

    What I'm really looking for is a course that can hel me build on the basics and then advance to be a better shooter. Right now, I seem to be spending quite a bit of time banging away at the range without any structure and I know I'm not getting any better. You would think the club would do a better job of offering courses and explaining what they are.
     
  10. NiceAsh

    NiceAsh Salem Active Member

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    Bob is really good at doing the basics, and then building on them to develop skills. You may want to contact him directly, tell him Rod sent you, and he can let you know what he can provide.

    We started with the basics, gun handling, Range Safety, etc. then progressed to Target Practice. After we finished the planned itinerary, he worked with a couple of us on the modified DPSST Qualifications (as I listed above).

    I am starting USPSA, and I am just setting up my own drills, using different basic standards. I have also been working on some Dry Fire techniques, based on Steve Anderson's Drills. The biggest thing for me has been just getting in some practice, both at the Range, and Dry Fire.

    I know he is planning on being at the Range next Thursday (Albany Rifle & Pistol Club).

    You can reach Bob at;

    oldwestenforce@wavecable.com
     
  11. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Rod. I'll contact Bob and see what he can do to help out.
     
  12. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    Thought I'd give an update on the contact NiceAsh suggested. I'm set up for a 2 hours hands on training course next Friday at ARPC. Don't know if it's full yet but if anyone else is interested, the contact info for Bob is posted above.