Though I live in PA I took this course as a non resident just 3 weeks ago.
The live fire excercise is more about safety than shooting skills.
We shot at an indoor range at approxinately 15-20 feet.
Couple of shots (3-5) with instructor behind us - looking to see if we handled the weapon properly and could at least get the shots on the paper.
I brought my own weapon but they were also provided to those that didn't have their own. If you take your own, understand that no "hot" weapons are allowed in the classroom environment - it must be unloaded/cased until you are at firing position on the range.
Just sent my application in so don't know how long it will be yet.