When my wife and I took ours last year in SC we needed an extra mag to demonstrate a proper reload during one of the final shooting stages and if I remember correctly we shot at 10, 20, and 30ft. I think it was 10 shots at each level. all you have to do is to hit a man sized target and keep it on target, no extra points for the X ring. It was not hard at all, the test questions are more than easy, it's almost as if SC wants you to have the license. Took about 2 months to actually get the license in our hands. As shooterz said, take your safety equipment and 50-100 rnds of ammo. If you have a .22 then I would take it as it doesn't matter what you qualify with as long as you qualify. I know a guy who tried to qualify with a .500 S&W, he could not finish the shooting test due to pain.