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    Well I leave Sunday to go to BCOT training in Forsyth Ga for the GDOC. Anyone have any advice on the areas I need to concentrate on in particular? I know you have to do good on everything, but the two areas I'm a little worried about are the shooting with a .38 revolver and the post test which we take when we first get down there on Sunday. Also any advice on the post test and what type of questions are on it, etc,

    Thanks, Nathan

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    [SIZE=3]I work next door in NC so I can't give you any advice on the posttest. As for shooting the revolver, relax and listen to your range officer. If its anything like the NC range you can get enough shots in to qualify from the 3 yard line to the 15 yard line, trust me its closer than you think. If you can practice some before you have to qualify even if it
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    • #3
      Revolver?!?! Are you kidding me?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Bill
        Revolver?!?! Are you kidding me?
        Believe it or not, it is the same in CA!

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        • #5
          Here in PA they are planning on a slow conversion from .38 to 9mm.

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          • #6
            9 Auto's

            Originally posted by BillP
            Here in PA they are planning on a slow conversion from .38 to 9mm.
            HI BILL, IN PHILLY THEY WENT OVER TO SIG 9 FROM 38 REVOLVER ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO.. SGT TONY

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            • #7
              Yes I Concur It Is Time For The Ga Dept Of Corrections To Leave The Dark Ages Concerning The Continued Use Of Revolvers .
              STAND FOR SOMETHING OR FALL FOR ANYTHING .

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              • #8
                We also ditched the .38 some years ago for the 9mm Glock. From what I've read, California DOC is MANDATED by state law to use the .38S&W revolver
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                Ten dash eight!

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                • #9
                  Revolvers may return to Arizona Prisons. At least for those working armed post. Parole Officers, Investigators and others working outside the prison will keep glocks but it is believed the Glock is not the best weapon for prison post.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Mgrif
                    Revolvers may return to Arizona Prisons. At least for those working armed post. Parole Officers, Investigators and others working outside the prison will keep glocks but it is believed the Glock is not the best weapon for prison post.
                    What's the reasoning behind that?

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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by Bnathanb1982
                      Well I leave Sunday to go to BCOT training in Forsyth Ga for the GDOC. Anyone have any advice on the areas I need to concentrate on in particular? I know you have to do good on everything, but the two areas I'm a little worried about are the shooting with a .38 revolver and the post test which we take when we first get down there on Sunday. Also any advice on the post test and what type of questions are on it, etc,

                      Thanks, Nathan
                      Depends on if you are accustomed to shooting an auto or wheel gun. The wheel gun is harder to go BACK to as it is a hard to easy trigger press. The auto is the opposite. Concentrate on the 25 yard line and tell yourself...sight picture, pad on trigger....squeeze and let the report of the weapon actually surprise you on each shot. Too many people let the 25 yard line psyc them out....if you have time to practice I recommend shooting at 10 yards at a shrunken target.......aim little miss little. Works very well on the 25 as the target will look much bigger to you. As far as the written, the common sense questions can't be studied for. Like they say in the military...if in doubt Charlie out...pick C....... .....All this worked for me ....94 on the written .......120 on the POST (4 times) ......good luck

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                      • #12
                        We use S&W .38 mod 66 in FL DOC. they have a very limited number of S&W 5906 autos that they train some people on. We need to go to autos completely, but DOC will never spend the $$$
                        Erik M. Asher
                        1911 builder, FPOA/NRA competition shooter.
                        Army veteran 13M (Desert Storm 90-91)
                        State Correctional Officer@ GULF CI (Forestry Camp)

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                        • #13
                          Qualifying

                          Well I qualified on Wednesday with the revolver. They took us out on Tuesday and let us practice and get a feel for the gun and everything which I'm glad they did. I think I did alright for not shooting a revolver before with an 87 average over three rounds, 50 shots each. The two I had problems with was the shooting with your weak hand(even though it's only 3 yards, it was a lot harder than I thought) and shooting from the 25. I think that's where I missed the most. I couldn't believe some of the women that were shooting there, they were getting 20's and 30's and have to reshoot Monday, and if they don't pass that time they go home. On the other hand there were some women there that scored in the high 90's. Anyways thanks for the advice. Oh and one more thing, is there a way you can find out your POST test score? I saw that 72NA55 wrote what he got but I didn't know if you could find out in Georgia.

                          Thanks
                          Nathan

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                          • #14
                            Scores

                            Originally posted by Bnathanb1982
                            Well I qualified on Wednesday with the revolver. They took us out on Tuesday and let us practice and get a feel for the gun and everything which I'm glad they did. I think I did alright for not shooting a revolver before with an 87 average over three rounds, 50 shots each. The two I had problems with was the shooting with your weak hand(even though it's only 3 yards, it was a lot harder than I thought) and shooting from the 25. I think that's where I missed the most. I couldn't believe some of the women that were shooting there, they were getting 20's and 30's and have to reshoot Monday, and if they don't pass that time they go home. On the other hand there were some women there that scored in the high 90's. Anyways thanks for the advice. Oh and one more thing, is there a way you can find out your POST test score? I saw that 72NA55 wrote what he got but I didn't know if you could find out in Georgia.

                            Thanks
                            Nathan
                            We get our scores immediately after testing in Louisiana. Have to shoot bi-annually and the scores are counted while you watch. Written is a one time deal as long as you stay current. Our POST firearms test is on a 0-100 scale and the firearms is 120 for a perfect score (each shot counts 2 points.) You shoot 18 rounds from 25 yards. That one usually kills everyone. Shot it this morning for a departmental transfer and shot 118/120. I was pleased cuz it was HOT.....
                            Last edited by 72na55; 07-22-2005, 09:03 PM. Reason: cuz

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                            • #15
                              hello everyone im not a new co but i will be one at sci chester, i currently work for doc in alaska im am also a prisoner tranportation Officer been in the dept for 7 yrs but since im in alaska im relocating to pa so they are starting me off as a correctional officer trainee can u beleive that, i ask if i could go to a refresher course but they say i couldnt so im heading to elizabeth pa for 5 weeks as a recruit with 7 years they say i have to qualify with the 12 guage and 38 at chester i kinda laugh a pee shooter lol, here in alaska we have mans best friend the 22 40 cal glock 15 round clip so is it true that you still have the 38 at the acaedmy????, i got hired at chester since im relocating back and can anyone from pa tell me a little about chester, i was told they have 1 officer to 100 inmates in a pod, in alaska its about 50 to 1
                              Last edited by majorbb; 09-06-2005, 10:21 PM.

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