Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA) / “HR218” Handgun Qualification

Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA) / “HR218” Handgun Qualification

Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA) / “HR218” Handgun Qualification

a partnership between the Smoking Gun Range and Training Center

and the Box Elder Police Department

Details:  The Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA) , sometimes referred to as “HR218” allows certain former military and civilian criminal justice professionals the opportunity to carry concealed handguns nationwide after meeting certain requirements. This event provides an opportunity to complete one of those requirements, the South Dakota state handgun qualification test. Attendees will fire the same handgun qualification test required annually of all South Dakota officers, according to the guidelines established by the South Dakota Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Training Commission. A maximum of three (3) attempts to pass the test will be allowed on any one evening. Upon successful completion, attendees will receive a wallet card verifying successful completion of the qualification. 

The qualification test can be found here:

The target utilized for qualification can be found here:


1) Prospective attendees must carefully review LEOSA requirements to determine their eligibility. Helpful resources are available from the Fraternal Order of Police at, or the National Rifle Association at

2) Positive identification via state or military issued ID.

Ammunition/Equipment Requirements: Serviceable handgun with two magazines, 150rds of ammunition, holster worn on a belt, baseball cap, eye & ear protection. Revolvers are also welcome. Please note that LEOSA rules require qualification with the type of firearm that will be carried, semi-automatic or revolver, not a specific handgun. Previous attendees have had best results testing with the same full size handguns they utilized on duty, and other full size handguns in 9mm and .38spl caliber.

Prohibited: No cross-draw, shoulder, ankle, or pocket holsters. Centerfire handgun calibers only, no .22s.

Cost: $35.00

Dates: Third Monday of every month, 7:00pm - 9:00pm 

Enrollment: Contact the Smoking Gun at (605)791-3656, or the Box Elder Police Department at (605)923-1401 

No refunds are offered on course purchases.  If an attendee can not make it to the course, we can reschedule the attendee for the same course within the next 12 months after purchase.  The course of fire will be rescheduled if we do now meet a minimum number of 4 shooters.

Smoking Gun reserves the rights to cancel a course at any time.  If a course is cancelled by the Smoking Gun, we will refund the entire course cost back to you.  Smoking Gun is not liable for any cost incurred by the attendee because of a course cancellation.  All attendees will be contacted via email if there is a cancellation.  Please check your email prior to the course.

Event Properties

Event Date 09-19-2022 07:00pm
Available place 10
Cut off date 09-18-2022 08:00am
Individual Price $35.00
Location Smoking Gun Directions

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