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Our friend Dane at Chaparral Shooting Sports has a great video on basic competition setups. Check out the video below for helpful insight.

  • Rifle

    • ARs are the most common platform used. However, you can bring a bolt gun, AK, Tovar or other platform out if you’d prefer.

    • If you already have an optic, go ahead and use it. Plenty of competitors have run iron sights or red dots in the past. No need to spend $2,000 on the latest scope.

    • Minimum caliber is .223 (5.56mm) and Maximum is .308 (7.62mm)

  • Rifle Sling

    • You will need this to get to and through varying stages.

  • Pistol

    • Semi-automatic pistols are the most commonly utilized, as their magazine capacity is greater than a revolver. Glocks, Berettas, and Sigs are all commonly used among other brands.

    • Minimum caliber is 9mm and Maximum is .45

  • Hard Pistol Holster

    • Your pistol must be holstered in a retainable hard holster while on the course. This is to ensure your safety, as well as, the safety of those around you.

    • The retention ensures that the pistol doesn’t pop out over an obstacle or while running.

    • The hard requirement is so nothing accidentally sets off a round by hitting the trigger

    • NO vinyl or cloth holsters

    • NO inside the waistband holsters

  • Backpack/Camelback

    • Keep it simple. You will need something to hold spare ammo and/or magazines as well as any water or extra gear you want to bring on the course. Remember, you will not be allowed to restock once you've started the course. There shouldn't be anything with you at the finish line that wasn't with you at the starting line.

  • Spare pistol/rifle mags

    • Assume you will need 200-300% of the identified round count to complete the course of fire.

  • Personal Protective Equipment

    • Eye and ear protection (required)

    • Gloves

    • Sunscreen, Hat, UV protective clothing

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