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Standard Revolver 4"

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Standard Revolver 4"

(formerly known as Service Revolver)

 

1.         Firearms: A factory manufactured revolver, with no external modifications, capable of chambering and firing standard .38 special loads. Barrel length not to exceed 4 inches (102 mm). Chamfered cylinders are allowed.

2.         Sights: Fixed or adjustable rear sights may be used, as delivered by any manufacture. An adjustable front sight is not allowed and front sight may not extend beyond the front of the slide. Orthoptics, hooded or telescope sights are not allowed.

 

3.         Grips: Orthopedic and target type as well as weighted grips are not allowed. Grips may be modified or changed because of the size of a competitorís hands or to facilitate loading. Finger groove and slip on grips are allowed. Thumb rest grips/stocks or those flared at the base are not allowed nor is tape on the grip or any substance (except sweat preventers) which results in a sticky surface to the grip or hand. Size of grips may not exceed the following measure: base 45 x 60 mm, high 120 mm.

 

4.         Triggers: Trigger pull not less than 2.5 lbs. (1135 g) single action or for those of double action capability only.

 

5.         Holsters: Only conventional right- or left-handed waist-belt holsters are allowed. For safety reasons, shoulder, cross draw, or holsters which require releasing by insertion of finger within the trigger guard will not be allowed. Holsters must completely cover the trigger.

 

6.         Ready position: All series start with competitor in the standing position. Competitor's arms must be loosely at sides and hands may not touch the firearm or holster, before the targets start to turn or other fire commands are given. Revolvers must be loaded, but not cocked and holstered in a conventional right- or left-handed holster.

 

7.         Positions:  

Standing with support

(a) Standing behind a post: Both feet must be behind the line (which is either real or imaginary) extending from the firing line to the rear of the exposed or shooting side of the post. No part of the firearm may touch the post. Shooting hand or firearm may be supported by the other hand. The test will be: if the support hand is removed, the firearm can still be fired. Left hand post must be fired before right hand post.

(b) Left hand post: All shots must be fired around the left side of the post. Firearm must be held with the left hand and only the left trigger finger may be in the trigger guard.

(c) Right hand post: All shots must be fired around the right side of the post. Firearm must be held with the right hand and only the right trigger finger may be in the trigger guard.

 

Standing without support

Standing with bent or straight legs, firearm held by one or both hands. All portions of the competitorís clothing, body and firearm clear of artificial support.

 

 

 

Kneeling

No part of the shooterís body may extend past the limit or fault line (which is either real or imaginary). The post must be used and the fault line behind the post must be observed.

(a)  Kneeling on one knee, the other extended toward the target. Buttocks may be on heel or side of foot but cannot touch the ground. One arm may be supported on the forward knee. The firearm may be held by one or both hands.

(b) Kneeling on both knees, the buttocks clear of the ground but may rest    on heels. The firearm may be held by one or both hands and one or both arms are to be extended without other support.

 

8.         Targets: HGW4 Sport Shooting PPC 1500 FULL, one per competitor. 

9.         Ammunition: 48 rounds of hand or factory loaded .38 special ammunition, to be supplied by the competitor. No high speed or magnum ammunition allowed. All ammunition must be loaded for and produce sufficient velocity to pass through the target and the backer. Shots which do not pass through the target and the backer will be scored as misses. All loading of rounds will be contained in the competitorís pocket, cartridge belt, mechanical loaders from belt pouches or magazines from a magazine belt pouches.

10.    Course of Fire

Stage 1:                        3M        6 shots in 8 seconds. Each shot fired double action using strong hand only, from the standing without support position.

Stage 2:                        7M         12 shots in 20 seconds (to include reloading of 6 rounds). Each shot fired double action only from the standing  without support position.

Score/Change Target

Stage 3:                                                15M       12 shots in 20 seconds (to include reloading of 6rounds). Each shot fired double action only from                      the standing        without support position.

Stage 4:                                   25M    18 shots in 90 seconds (1 minute 30 seconds). Each shot fired double action only.

6 shots kneeling - barricade must be used;

6 shots left hand, left side of barricade, standing with support - barricade must be used;

6 shots right hand, right side of barricade, standing with support - barricade must be used;

All shots to be fired double action only and no part of the competitorís body may extend past the limit line or fault line (which is either real or imaginary) in this match.

Score Target.

 

11.    Malfunctions: Other than defective targets, target mechanisms, range failures or range malfunctions, there are no allowances for malfunctions and no competitor will be allowed to re-fire because of a disabled pistol, a defective cartridge or any shooter or firearm related malfunction.

 

1.    General: Specifically prohibited is any system of recoil control based on compensators, barrel venting or barrel porting. Also prohibited is any substance (except sweat preventers) which results in a sticky surface to the grip or hand. In determining whether a specific firearm meets the spirit and intent as well as the letter of this Rule, it should be remembered that this is meant to be a totally stock firearm.

 

 

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