utside of Tier 1 teams like the Navy Seals or 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta, the pistol skills regimen for the United States Air Marshals is arguably the most challenging of any tactical agency. Before they fly, Air Marshals have to regularly pass a qualification that defines the top one percent of shooters – period. The course is tough. Really tough. The time limits for drawing from concealment are aggressive. They look easy on paper, but when you must get hits in very small targets zones at top speed, success becomes a big-time challenge. The rules are defined for absolute pass / fail. If you go over the time limit on one stage by just a hundredth of a second, you fail the entire course. If one too many shots even touches the line of the scoring area, you fail the course. No reshoots or do-overs of any string of fire are allowed. You’ll need to complete the 30-round course of fire with no mistakes. Good luck.