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Well it was that time again for this old retired LEO to do his annual HR-218 qualification. For the last ...


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Old 12-07-2012, 03:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Well it was that time again for this old retired LEO to do his annual HR-218 qualification.

For the last few years I have only used my Glock 23 for the event but this year I also wanted to qualify with a revolver so I brought the S&W Model 65 with round butt and 3" barrel.

I have been collecting social security for a couple years now and though I wear bi-focals I can see the front sight clearly without them so I only wear shooting glasses on the range.

In Florida the qualification course for HR-218 is the FDLE minimum standards course so a couple of reloads, some double taps and a minimum score of 32 out of 40 will get you passed.

I shoot revolvers on a regular basis at my local outdoor range working from the holster and using HKS speed loaders so I felt I should at least be able to pass this little excercise.

I did shoot .38 spl. 158 gr. LSWC and not .357 loads.

A little unashamed self promotion here. LOL.

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Is that for your federal permit? Gun you qualify with is on your card, or is it just semi and revolver.
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Is that for your federal permit? Gun you qualify with is on your card, or is it just semi and revolver.
That meets the qulification for HR-218 The Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004.

http://www.leaa.org/218/218text.html

Once qualified you can carry any semi or revolver.

You must also have on your person while carrying you current or retired LEO identification card.

I also have a Florida Concealed Weapons permit which allows for same day gun purchase which HR-218 does not.

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