Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. 509-3-.10

Current through Rules and Regulations filed through December 14, 2021
Rule 509-3-.10 - Firearm Training Curriculum for Handguns
(1) This curriculum is intended to meet the minimum requirements of the Georgia Board of Private Detective and Security Agencies. A minimum passing score of 80% must be achieved on a written exam addressing the topics listed below in subparagraphs (a), (b), (1) (i), (1) (ii), (1) (iii), and (c), proctored by a firearms instructor licensed by the Board.

A minimum passing score of 80% must be achieved on the firing range, proctored by a firearms instructor licensed by the Board. All armed personnel must comply with the requirements of Board Rule 509-4-.01.

(2) The holders of weapon permits must qualify with the same type weapon carried. Two (2) strings of 48 rounds with the highest score to be used for qualification with a minimum qualifying score of 80%. A minimum of 15 hours of instruction is required for the firearm training curriculum for handguns, administered by an instructor who is licensed by the Board, consisting of the following:
(a) One (1) hour of instruction in the use of deadly force. The instruction shall include Georgia Laws 16-3-21 & 17-4-20, Official Code of Georgia Annotated;
(b) Two (2) hours of instruction in liability issues. The instruction shall include Georgia Laws 16-1-3(5), 16-1-3(6), Title 42, USC Sec. 1983;
1. Issues to be covered shall include three (3) situations which justify use of deadly force.

Three (3) situations are as follows:

(i) Defense of self from great bodily harm of death;
(ii) Defense of a third person from great bodily harm of death; and
(iii) To prevent the commission of a forcible felony.
(c) One hour of instruction in ballistics to include selecting the proper ammunition and factors that affect trajectory, over-penetration and ricochet;
(d) Three hours of instruction in types of handguns. This instruction shall include the following:
1. Nomenclature;
2. Selection of a handgun;
3. Selection of proper ammunition;
4. Care and cleaning of a handgun;
5. Proper techniques for storage, loading and unloading a handgun;
6. Selection of the proper holster and equipment for your weapon;
7. Weapon retention techniques.
(e) Eight (8) hours of instruction in firearm range qualifications. This instruction shall include the following:
1. Proper stance;
2. Proper grip and draw;
3. Sight alignment, sight picture, and trigger control;
4. Firearm range safety;
5. Range procedures and rules of conduct;
6. Course of fire as set by instructor to include, but not limited to, the following:

Distance Rounds
3 Yards 24
7 Yards18
15 Yards6

Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 509-3-.10

O.C.G.A. §§ 43-1-19, 43-38-4, 43-38-6, 43-38-7, 43-38-10.1 and 43-38-11.

Original Rule entitled "Firearm Training Curriculum for Revolvers" adopted. F. May 28, 1998; eff. June 17, 1998.
Repealed: New Rule entitled "Firearm Training Curriculum for Handguns" adopted. F. May 17, 2005; eff. June 6, 2005.
Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. Dec. 12, 2006; eff. Jan. 1, 2007.
Amended: F. Jan. 31, 2014; eff. Feb. 20, 2014.