Here is a question we get alot, “What kind of guns can I use?” Well, if you have a rifle, a shotgun and a handgun, there’s probably a division for you! Most of the matches are considered “outlaw” matches and have their own rules and and not all recognize EVERY division I’m going to cover, but I will lay out the most popular.
Tactical Optics- allows you to have ONE scope on ONE gun. This division attracts the most shooters. Usually a 9mm or similar handgun, 12g semi-auto shotgun, and a .223 caliber rifle are the weapons of choice. I haven’t seen one shooter that chooses to put the scope on anything but the rifle. The handgun can be a production, say FNH USA’s FNS, the new striker fire gun, or it can be a custom gun.
Tactical Irons-same set up as Tactical Optics, but only iron sights on the rifle. For those of you with good eyes or just “old school”!
“But I have race guns”
Open- allows you to do anything to any gun. So, you will see bi-pods on rifles, dots on handguns and shotguns, and super high capacity magazines systems, such as the X-Rail that holds over 20 shotgun rounds!
“But I only have a pump shotgun”
Heavy Metal- requires a pump shotgun, a .45 handgun, and a .308 rifle.
So, odds are that you already have what you need to get started. Next post, we will talk about the logisics of hauling all this stuff around at a match.
USPSA 3 Gun Nationals (Vegas) and the NRA show (St. Louis) are this weekend! Team FNH USA will be at the NRA show. Teammate, Dianna Liedorff, is shooting nationals early and then heading to the NRA show!