Nearly 300 officers an deputies from across the state came out Monday ready to give a training conference their best shot.
To kick off day one of the three day conference, the officials fired a round during a hostage situation set up.
"They're competing in a hostage situation to better their handgun skills," says organizer Dennis Valone.
The course features ten targets, Valone says five are the good guys, the other five, the bad.
"The good guys are the white targets, the bad guys are the ones that have a shirt on," says Waycross Police Officer Trent Gibbs.
Valone says they brought the event to Macon because of its central location.
"The facilities for training have been superb between Bibb County Sheriff's Office and Macon PD and Warner Robins PD. We have plenty of space to allow our conference to keep going," he says.
The conference runs through Wednesday.