Blue Card  /  Gold Card  Firearm Per-Test



1.             The Muzzle is:

A.            Where the bullet is held, waiting to be fired

B.            The back of the barrel

C.            Part of the Action

D.            Where the bullet exits the firearm


2.             The three major components of a pistol are:

A.            Barrel, Action and Grip.

B.            Frame, Barrel and Action.

C.            Barrel, Frame and Hammer.

D.            Cylinder, Frame and Barrel.


3.             The two most important shooting fundamentals are:

A.            Sight alignment and trigger squeeze.

B.            Grip and Position

C.            Breath control and sight alignment.

D.            Breath control and follow-through.


4.             When you hear the command “Cease Fire”, you should:

A.            Complete firing the shot and immediately put the firearm down.

B.            Immediately put the safety on.

C.            Fire the remaining cartridges in the firearm.

D.            Stop shooting immediately, remove your finger from the trigger while keeping the muzzle pointed in a safe direction, and wait for further instructions from the Range Officer.


5.             The four components of a pistol cartridge are:

A.            Primer, wad, case, and bullet.

B.            Case, hull, wad, and powder charge.

C.            Primer, hull, case, and bullet.

D.            Case, primer, powder charge, and bullet



6.             Before cleaning a pistol be sure that:

A.            The pistol is unloaded.

B.            The Action is open.

C.            No ammo is present.

D.            All of the above.


7.             The fundamentals of pistol shooting are:

A.            Position, grip, finger off trigger, pointed in safe direction.

B.            Breath control, trigger squeeze, knowing your target and beyond.

C.            Keep firearm unloaded until ready to use, sight alignment, follow-through.

D.            Position, grip, breath control, sight alignment, trigger squeeze and follow-through.


8.             If your firearm does not function properly on the line:

A.            Turn and walk over to the instructor.

B.            Keep the gun pointed down range and raise your free hand.   

C.            Point the gun at the ground and turn to your instructor.

D.            Pull the trigger and try again.


9.             You should inspect your firearm:

A.            Twice a month

B.            Once a month

C.            Each day before going on duty

D.            Whenever it rains


10.         A Tort action can be brought against a security officer when:

A.            There is a civil suit for damage

B.            The police are involved

C.            A security officer is fired

D.            None of the above



11.         A security officer who is charged with a crime is tried by the:

A.            State

B.            Employer

C.            Police department

D.            No one


12.         Responsibility for the use of a firearm lies with:

A.            The employer

B.            The state

C.            The security officer/user

D.            The police


13.         A security officer who shoots and kills a fleeing burglar:

A.            Cannot be convicted of anything

B.            May be convicted of justifiable homicide

C.            May be convicted of murder

D.            None of the above


14.         You should point your firearm at someone:

A.            When you arrest them

B.            Only if you intend to shoot to Stop

C.            If you want to stop them from running

D.            All of the above


15.         When loading a firearm, point it:

A.            In the air

B.            At a wall

C.            In a safe direction

D.            To one side


16.         Tort is:

A.            A civil wrong calling for compensation in damages

B.            A firearm misfire

C.            The sound of a bullet leaving the muzzle

D.            A felony crime


17.         When transferring a firearm, you should:

A.            Cock the hammer

B.            Remove the firing pin

C.            Open action and unload

D.            Look in the barrel


18.         Caliber is determined by:

A.            A length of barrel

B.            Semi-automatic or revolver

C.            Lands and grooves

D.            ID. Across barrel from lands to lands


19.         Rifling:

A.            Makes the bullet spin as it leaves the barrel

B.            Determines the caliber

C.            Is only used in rifles

D.            None of the above


20.         Definition of a pistol or revolver is:

A.            Any firearm having a barrel less than 12 inches

B.            A firearm that holds more than six shots

C.            A semi-automatic

D.            All of the above


21.         Unlawful storage of a firearm is:

A.            A class D felony

B.            Not a crime

C.            Up to the owner

D.            None of the above






22.         On a revolver the cylinder rotates:

A.            Right only

B.            Left only

C.            Left or right depends upon the manufacturer

D.            All of the above


23.         What is the most commonly used shotgun in law enforcement?

A.            Double barrel 12 GA. Pump

B.            410 pump with 18 in. barrel

C.            12 GA. Pump with 18-20 in. barrel

D.            Semi-auto 12 GA. With 28 in. barrel


24.         A _______is a mechanical device and can malfunction/fail.

A.            Cartridge

B.            Trigger

C.            Safety

D.            None of the above


25.          Dry firing your firearm means:

A.        Keeping your firearm dry from water and oils

B.        Keeping your ammo. dry

C.        Firing an unloaded firearm

D.        All of the above















26.    T      F      A warning shot may be fired to stop a fleeing felon


27.    T      F      The frame is the backbone of a pistol to which all other

                          other parts are attached.


28.    T      F      The shooting fundamentals, do not apply to shotguns.


29.    T      F      You should always keep your finger off the trigger until

                          ready to shoot.


30.    T      F      When shooting a firearm, you should always know your

                          target and what is beyond.


31.    T      F      A .380 cartridge is a .9MM short, so it can be safely

                          fired from a .9 MM pistol.


32.    T      F      A security officer has the same powers as a police



33.    T      F      A firearm means a semi-automatic pistol.


34.    T      F      Anyone may call a ‘cease fire’.


35.    T      F      A .410 GA. Shotgun shell is larger than a 12 GA.


36.    T      F      A firearm should be cleaned three times a year.


37.    T      F      A holster is an important factor in carrying a firearm.


38.    T      F      Training or lack of it, is not a proper question in a

                          civil action.



39.    T      F      The tighter you grip the firearm, the steadier it will



40.    T      F      Safety rules are not important while cleaning a firearm.


41.    T      F      A tort is a legal action between persons.


42.    T      F      Practice is important to improve and maintain shooting



43.    T      F      Safety is the main factor in firearm handling.


44.    T      F      Practice shooting with your weak hand is a good idea.


45.    T      F      A shotshell is made up of case, powder, primer and



46.    T      F      You and only you are responsible for your firearm.


47.    T      F      Under the right conditions a ricochet can be used in



48.    T      F      If I miss my intended target, as long as the shot was

                          justified, I’m not liable for any damage my bullet may



49.    T      F      Cover should not be taken before a challenge is issued.


50.    T      F      You should always draw and re-holster with your finger

                          off the trigger.


Test on Public Act 08-73



1a.     Armed Security Officer means::

A         A Security Officer that has to use his/her arms to carry items to a secure location.

B          Carry their firearm exposed at all times on or off duty.

C         A Security Officer who carries or has immediate access to a firearm in the performance of such officer’s duties as a security officer,

D         As long as the security officer is carrying the company’s firearm, he/she needs no special training or permits.\


2a        Security Officer means:

            A         A licensed, registered and trained person hired to safeguard and protect

                        persons and property

B          The detection or prevention of any unlawful intrusion or entry, vandalism, abuse, arson, or trespass on such property the security officer was hired to protect.

C         To help prevention, observation, or detection of any unauthorized activity on the property the security officer was hired to protect.

D         All the above.


3a        The Commissioner of Public Safety requires:

A         A complete background check and all criminal history both State and National if any.  In accordance with section 29-17a

B          A 2x2 inch full face, full color picture of the employee no more then 6 month old.

C         A $20 registration fee.

D         All the above.


4a        The licenses issued by the commissioner can be revoked.

            A         Guard Card, Blue Card, Gold Card, Private Investigator,

Security Company, Bail Bonds, Pistol Permits and Bail Enforcement.

B          Drivers license.

C         Marriages license.

D         None of the above.


5a        A person must first obtain a Guard Card that requires ? hours of class before working as a Security Officer.

            A         4 hours

            B          6 hours

            C         8 hours

            D         None of the above


6a        Security Officer means detection or preventing

            A         unlawful entry

            B          larceny and vandalism

            C         Abuse, arson, or trespassing

            D         All the above

True or False


1b        T          F          Private Detective means A Detective that works full time as a    

                                    Detective at a local Police department is hired to do private work.


2b        T          F          The licensee shall notify the Commissioner within (5) five days of

                                    termination of employment of any registered employees.


3b        T          F          Any persons, firm, or corporation will be fined $75 dollars for  

                                    each violation.


4b        T          F          Any license issued by the commissioner can be suspended or

                                    revoked by the commissioner.


5b        T          F          If an armed Security Officer has been convicted of a crime that

makes him/her an untrustworthy person or convicted of a felony or other crime their permits will be revoked.


6b        T          F          A licensed Security company can hire a non-licensed person for

security and have them go for their license after they (the hiree) obtain experience in security


7b        T          F          Security Officer means the licensed and registered person hired to

safeguard and protect persons and property, by detecting, preventing any unlawful intrusion or entry.


8b        T          F          A Guard card allows a security officer to work as an armed guard.


9b        T          F          The applicant for a watchman, guard or patrol service must be 25

years of age with 5 years experience as a supervisor or administrator in the field.


10b      T          F          A Security officer is a Police officer.








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