FAS Master Test Day

Our FAS Master Test days give you the opportunity to test the skills you've developed during your training. The master tests will be run like a match where you show up and shoot it cold on an electronic timer. Please show up at least 30 minutes early to each session to have adequate time to gear up.

These tests are going to be run on separate days starting in 2024 and will no longer be during our core curriculum classes. We have also added Master Test Prep Days the day before for students who would like some practice and to check their gear and zeros before taking the master test. (There is no prep day scheduled in January 2024)

 

Price: $75 per test (Select the tests you plan to take at checkout)

 

In the colder months, we will be running Handgun at 10:00am and Rifle at 1:00pm.

In the warmer months, we will be running Handgun at 9:00am, Rifle at 12:00pm, and Shotgun at 3:00pm.

 

Handgun Master Test: Minimum pre-req is Defensive Handgun. Meet on the main pistol range and bring at least 100 rounds which is enough to run it twice.

Rifle Master Test: Minimum pre-req is FAS 2-Day Carbine, previous Tactical Rifle. Meet on the carbine range and bring at least 100 rounds which is enough to run it twice.

Shotgun Master Test: Minimum pre-req is FAS Advanced Defensive Shotgun. Meet on the shotgun steel range and bring at least 20 slugs and 42 buckshot which is enough to run it twice.

 

These have changed slightly over the years. Duane Thomas, a local gun writer who is FAS Handgun Master #13 out of over 300, has written many articles about the FAS Handgun Master Test. One is here on his website.

HANDGUN MASTER TEST

50 Rounds Total

On Action Target IPSC/USPA Paper Targets or IDPA Targets

  1. Accuracy: From holster, shooter fires 6 shots in 30 seconds at 15 yards. All -0/A-zone hits.
  2. Multiple targets/Reloading: At 7 yards, draw and fire one shot on each of 3 targets, reload and one shot on each of three targets, reload again and then fire one shot on one of the 3 targets. 12 seconds total time, 18 sec. for revolver. Run twice. Total of 14 shots, all must be within the -1/C zone.
  3. Moving Target: At 7 yards, target will appear and be visible for 3 sec. traveling approximately 6 yards. Shooter must draw and fire 3 shots, starting when target appears. 2 runs, all must be within the -0/A-zone.
  4. One Handed Shooting Skills: Shooter at 4 yards, on whistle, draws and fires 6 shots in 6 seconds. All -0/A-zone hits to the body. Repeat from low ready with weak hand.
  5. Low Light: Shooter at 5 yards, on whistle draws and fires one shot on each of 3 targets, 3.5 sec. or less. Repeat for a total of 4 times. 12 shots total. All must be -1/C zone hits.

NOTE: Each student will get two tries at each of the 5 sections. The student must pass each section at least once to make FAS Handgun Master. Instructor will use electronic timer or start stopwatch on whistle and blow whistle for .5 seconds before the end of the drill. Any shots fired after the whistle are noted as an overtime shot, and results in a “did not pass.”

RIFLE MASTER TEST

50 Rounds Total

On Action Target BT-5 Target (Orange Center) // SKU # BT-5R/S

Test One: Marksmanship Test

Test One, Part A (100 Yards): Starting standing, student shoots 10 rounds prone in 60 seconds. May use sandbag or bi-pod.
Test One, Part B (50 Yards): Student shoots 2 rounds standing without support, 2 rounds right side cover right handed, 2 rounds left side cover left handed, 2 rounds kneeling, and 2 rounds sitting. Total of 10 shots. Time: 90 seconds 
Scoring: To pass, student must score as follows:
With irons or unmagnified optic: 190 points, (Out of possible 200)
With magnified optic: 195 points (Out of possible 200) 

Test Two: Close Quarters Carbine Skills 

Using 3 targets, spaced 2 yards, edge to edge.

Test Two, Part A (25 Yards): Starting with a magazine with exactly 6 rounds, the student fires 2 rounds on each target, reloads and fires 2 rounds at each target again in 15 seconds. 
Test Two, Part B (15 Yards):
String One: Student fires one shot to the body of each of three targets, in 3 seconds. Repeat 3 times.  
String Two: Student fires two shots to the body and one at head, at first of three targets, in 3 seconds. Then repeat on target two, and repeat on target three.
Scoring: To pass Test Two, all hits must be in the 9-ring, with 3 hits in head, (inside the non-scoring border). 

NOTE: Each student will get two tries at each half of the test and must pass each at least once to make FAS Rifle Master. All shooting starts from low ready (45 degree), safety on, finger indexed on frame of rifle. Instructor will use electronic timer or start stopwatch on whistle and blow whistle for .5 seconds before the end of the drill. Any shots fired after the whistle are noted as an overtime shot, and results in a “did not pass.”

SHOTGUN MASTER TEST

31 Rounds - 10 Slugs, 21 Buckshot

On IPSC/USPA Paper Targets, C Zone Steel Targets, and full size USPA Pepper Poppers

Test One (50 Yards): Accuracy: Student will shoot 2 slugs standing, 2 slugs left side cover left handed, 2 slugs right side cover right handed, 2 slugs kneeling and 2 slugs sitting or prone into IPSC target. No time limit. Must have all C-zone hits or better. Target set at 50 yards.

Test Two (10 Yards): Speed: Student will face 5 pepper poppers. ON signal must knock down one popper within one second. Repeat 5 times. Buckshot used.

Test Three (10 Yards): Multiple hits: Student will face one steel silhouette, and from low ready, will fire two shots under 1.2 sec. (1.4 for pump). Repeat 3 times to pass. 

Test Four (10 Yards): Multiple targets/manipulation. Facing 10 pepper poppers, student will start at low ready with shotgun loaded with 5 rounds. On signal, student will shoot down 5 poppers, reload and shoot down other 5 poppers. Time limit, 20 seconds semi, 25 seconds pump. May pick up a missed popper, but must do so within time limit.

Note: Each student will get two tries at each part of the test and must pass each at least once to make FAS Shotgun Master. All shooting starts from low ready (45 degree), safety on, finger indexed on frame of shotgun. Instructor will use electronic timer or start stopwatch on whistle and blow whistle for .5 seconds before the end of the drill. Any shots fired after the whistle are noted as an overtime shot, and results in a “did not pass.”

 

Students will be required to present a state-issued license to carry a concealed handgun, military or police identification, or other form of background check prior to participation.

Event Event Date Capacity Register
FAS Master Test Day 04-07-2024 9:00 am 16
FAS Master Test Day 08-18-2024 9:00 am 16
FAS Master Test Day 11-17-2024 10:00 am 16

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