Not just anyone can represent our community. That's why LAPS gear is not sold to the public. The only way to earn one of our LAPS patches is to pass one of our Shooting Standards.
Students who pass our Shooting Standards earn a LAPS patch as a TOP SHOT!
STRONG HAND ONLY #LAPSOneHoleChallenge
Tom Nguyen, Los Angeles, CA
FASTEST TIMES #LAPS2R2Challenge
4.06 Fabio Spinella, Dallas, TX
4.31 Kevin Fan, Durham, NC
4.57 Ronald Nguyen, Yorba Linda, CA
5.38 Jarrod Murietta, Ventura, CA
5.79 Tom Nguyen, Los Angeles, CA
5.95 Kent Marume, Los Angeles, CA
6.96 Jeff Hickman, Los Angeles. CA
SETUP: Any target or simply a dot on paper/cardboard target. Iron sights: 5 rounds at 5yds. Optic sight: 5 rounds at 7yds.
DRILL: Shoot all rounds at your own pace, no time limit.
STANDARD: All holes must touch/connect, so a successful result will be one hole of any size on the target.
This drill really tests your fundamentals. We're able to help many first time shooters shoot this with 9mm so it's a good challenge for both beginner and experienced shooters. For an extra challenge, if you successfully do this strong hand only, you'll be listed as a Top Shooter!
SETUP: 3x5 vertical index card, and 3x5 horizontal index card 5" below the other at 7 yards. 2 magazines, 2 rounds each mag.
DRILL: Shoot 2 at horizontal card to slide lock, reload, then shoot 2 with strong hand only at vertical card.
STANDARD: From holster, 7 seconds. From high compressed ready, add 1 second for total time.
This drill for experienced shooters tests many skills: holster draw, shooting doubles, magazine reload, and strong hand only shooting.
I designed this drill as un-elitist and accessible as possible: easy to make targets and low round count. We know many folks don't have the means to afford a physical shot timer, so there are free phone apps like IPSC Shot Timer.
SAFETY is always paramount! Please do not attempt this drill from holster draw if you are not proficient and competent.
Also because holster draw isn't allowed at most public ranges, you can simply do this drill from high compressed ready position (holding gun in front of you with relaxed, bent elbows) and add 1 second to your time.