NC PPS and BLET Targets, Scoring and Courses Of Fire

PPS (Handgun) Firearms Trainers and BLET (not necessarily In-Service) Specialized Instructor(s) Firearms

September 30, 2022: After MONTHS ( began May 11, 2022 ) of very difficult or no communications from PPSB and a 50-60 hour week of “going around in circles” with NCJA (East / Salemburg) and both sets of Administrative Codes (Sheriffs and CJ) the following documents have been “received”, found and downloaded, or created (re-created, updated and edited) by Dean Wiley. More ‘History’, background notes, and other information after the ‘important’ documents (and at a later date).

Course Of Fire (COF) “Pages” received from PPSB Director Paul Sherwin on September 13, 2022 at 8:07am (0807 hours):


Dean Wiley’s “RSO/Trainer Cheat Sheets” (Handgun Day and Night COFs) last updated 09/29/22 to ‘match*’ the Official COFs above as well as address target size and scoring:



* Official PPSB says “should” regarding flashlight off during reload at night, “Sheets” say “MUST”. “Sheets” do not address BLET “optional during last two rounds (support hand)” after the reload at night.


PPS and BLET (not necessarily In-Service) B-27 Target Size and Scoring “Guide”:


2019 “In Service Firearms Qualification Training Manual” downloaded from NCDOJ / NCJA “files” area(s) found via the NCJA web pages (“BLET” COFs do not mention the flashlight during shooting or “in between strings” – only “MUST be off during the reload”) (Downloaded September 16, 2022):


** Additional Information, Background, Notes, History SOON **

September 30, 2022: “Official” PPS(B) COFs not published at DPS/PPSB sites/pages.

10th Edition PPSB Firearms Training Manual “STUDENT” ( Copyright 2022 ) from NCJA has leap-frogged backwards to 2016-2017 ‘era’ COFs that, like the 2019 In Service Manual, do not mention the flashlight other than must be off during reload.