Suggested equipment list for Pistol Competitions
Gun: Probably the most popular would be a 9mm semi-automatic. However, any center fire and or rim fire can compete.
Bullets: Any ammunition that is recommended by the manufacture is acceptable.
Gun sights: Open sights are the most popular However “red dot” and laser optics are gaining acceptability.
Magazine capacity: Any capacity is acceptable unless there are specific instructions for a particular stage that limits capacity. Other than that, it is a personal preference for the weapon that you may want to compete with or for personal protection.
The capacity is also dependent on the total number of shots you may need to make for a clean perfect stage. If you are anticipating that you might not be a perfect shot then estimate how many extra bullets you will need. And the number of magazines you will need to carry all the bullets.
Having magazine pouches for all the magazines you plan to use during each stage will help with the reloading of the weapon during the stage of targets. Pick pouches that hold the magazine firm enough so they don’t bounce out but loose enough to be able to retrieve for a reload. They should be located on the belt on the support side of the body. Probably opposite of the holster position.
Holster: This event starts from a low ready position however the only approved holster will be one that hangs to the side and has a trigger guard cover. No cross draw, shoulder, or pocket holster will be allowed at any stage.
Eye protection: Impact resistant safety glasses plus recommended side protection will be required at all times for competitors and guests.
Ear protection: Required at all times for competitors and guests.
Shoes: Most stages require the participant to move to different positions. Shoes with firm control is highly recommended. No flip flops or open toed shoes are allowed.
Clothing: Any clothing that may prevent proper & safe handling of your weapon must be avoided. As example loose shirt tail getting hung up on a gun being drawn or put away is a potential disaster.
If there are any questions about anything included on this list or associated with this event Safety shall prevail. The range officer will have the final word about procedure. Any activity that can be interpreted as disruptive may cause an individual to be removed from the shooting stages and possibly from the club property.
There are club rules posted at the range stage buildings and they will be followed.