Standard Semi-Automatic Pistol
(formerly known as Stock semi-auto pistol)
1. Firearms: Mass produced (at least 1,000 produced), factory manufactured (catalog item), center-fire semi-automatic pistol, .354 caliber or larger. Barrel length not to exceed 5.5 inches (140 mm).
2. Sights: For local conditions, fixed or adjustable rear sights, as delivered by any manufacture, may be used. However, any adjustable rear sight will automatically place such a competitor in the High Master grading, while the normal grading will apply to competitors using fixed rear sights to compete with in the match. 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, tape on the grip or any substance (except sweat preventers) which results in a sticky surface to the grip or hand, are not allowed.
4. Triggers: Trigger pull not less than 3 lbs. (1360 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. Semi-automatic pistols may not be holstered with a round in the chamber in a conventional right- or left-handed holster. The pistolsí hammer may be cocked and loaded magazines inserted.
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.
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 .354 caliber or larger ammunition, to be supplied by the competitor. No wadcutter 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 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 from the standing without support position. Score/Change Target
Stage 3: 15M 12 shots in 20 seconds (to include reloading of 6 rounds). Each shot fired from the standing without support position.
Stage 4: 25M 18 shots in 90 seconds (1 minute 30 seconds)
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. No part of the competitorís body may extend past the limit line or fault line (which is either real or imaginary) in this match.
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.
12. General: The only modification or replacement part allowed is the magazine bumper pad. Specifically prohibited are external modifications except for those listed above. Specifically prohibited are full-length Bo-Mar type ribs on the slide, trigger shoes, extended slide release, extended magazine well funnel and any system of recoil control based on compensators, barrel venting or barrel porting, or weighted grips or grip panels.
The pistol must be equipped with standard issue or commercially procured grips of the same size and design. Finger groove and slip on grips are allowed. The grip may be modified or changed because of the size of a competitorís hand. Thumb rest grips/stocks, tape on the grip or any substance (except sweat preventers) which results in a sticky surface to the grip or hand, are not allowed.
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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