Action Pistol
   
               
   
Shooter Classifications
   
 

Carry:
This class is for small, carry guns with barrels 3 ˝ inches or shorter and a maximum capacity of 6 rounds. Double action revolvers and semi-auto pistols compete in the same class. Carry Class COF’s are ‘Vickers count’ with 15 rounds maximum. Revolver cylinders and pistol magazines may be loaded to a maximum capacity of 6 rounds. Examples of Carry Class handguns include ‘J’ and ‘K’ frame S&W revolvers, Colt Detective Special and Agent revolvers, mini Glocks, Kahr’s and other small guns. Compact and full size pistols and revolvers are not allowed.

Open/Unlimited (Open):
This class is for semi-auto pistols with a magazine capacity greater than 10 rounds that do use optical sights, muzzle breaks, ported barrels and compensators. Other modifications are allowed as long as the pistol is safe to operate.

 
               
 

22 Rimfire (22):
22 Rimfire (22): This class is for .22 rimfire pistols with a 10 round magazine capacity. With the rising cost of center fire pistol ammunition, many shooters are using ’22 slide and barrel kits’ on their pistols for inexpensive practice and competition. Ruger MkI and MkII, Browning Challenger type and High Standard .22 rimfire pistols are all inexpensive and very competitive in this class.

 
 

Limited (LTD):
This class is for production, semi-auto pistols with a magazine capacity greater than 10 rounds. Conventional iron, composite or fiber optic sights are allowed. Optical sights, muzzle breaks, ported barrels and compensators are not allowed. The magazine capacity is limited only to the competitor’s equipment with no maximum number of loaded rounds (except for certain stage restrictions). Action tuning, basic modifications to increase reliability and alternate grip materials are allowed.

 
               
 

Production (PP):
This class is for production, semi-auto pistols with a maximum magazine capacity of 10 rounds. Conventional iron, composite or fiber optic sights are allowed. Optical sights, muzzle breaks, ported barrels and compensators are not allowed. Action tuning, basic modifications to increase reliability and alternate grip materials are allowed. All pistols and magazines available for sale in the U.S. during the 1994 to 2004 ‘Clinton Assault Weapon Ban’ were sold with magazines limited to 10 rounds. The PP Class was developed to level the competition between shooters who own these pistols. The same pistol may be used to compete in Limited and PP classes as long as magazines with a maximum capacity of 10 rounds are used in PP Class.

 
               
 

1911:
This class is for production, Model 1911 and 1911A1 style, centerfire semi-auto pistols with a maximum magazine capacity of 8 rounds. All 1911 style pistols are allowed in this class, regardless of manufacturer. Conventional iron, composite or fiber optic sights are allowed. Optical sights, muzzle breaks, ported barrels and compensators are not allowed. Action tuning, basic modifications to increase reliability, ‘beaver tail’ grip safeties and alternate grip materials are allowed. The same 1911 style pistol may be used to compete in 1911 and PP classes as long as magazines with a maximum capacity of 8 rounds are used in the 1911 class and magazines with a maximum capacity of 10 rounds are used in the PP class.

 
               
 

Revolver:
This class is for center fire revolvers with a minimum caliber of .32. For safety reasons, no magnum ammunition or rifle calibers may be used. Revolvers with 6, 7 and 8 round cylinder capacity are allowed and compete in the same class. The use of ‘speed loaders’ and ‘moon clips’ is recommended for faster reloads. Single action revolvers are allowed. However, single action revolvers put most shooters at a distinct reloading disadvantage and are not encouraged.

Juniors:
This .22 class is for shooters age 16 and under shooting .22 caliber rimfire handguns. Juniors must be accompanied by their adult parent or legal guardian at all times while on the Action Pistol shooting bays. While there is currently no minimum age limitation on .22 Junior participants, the Action Pistol Match Director reserves the sole discretion to decide whether a young shooter has the maturity, stature and focus to safely participate in the AP matches.

 
               
 
Just a few of the RBGC Action Pistol Range Officers who make this match possible!