The following is a list of basic equipment that you will needed to shoot in a Tactical Pistol match.
Please keep in mind, The main goal of Tactical Pistol is to emulate real life defensive pistol shooting while practicing safe gun handling techniques. These matches are meant to be fun while being safe and allows the novice or a seasoned shooter to compete and test and improve their skills.
Though not essential, the following items are highly recommended.
Range or gym bag to carry the above items
1) You will need a sufficient number of magazines, speedloaders or moonclips (generally, two or three at a minimum, to complete an 18-round-maximum course of fire.
Please be aware that GMSA Tactical Pistol limits the number of rounds in a magazine:
- 10 (ten) - so that single stack shooters are on an equal playing field to the double stack shooters
2) Bring enough ammo! You will not know how many targets you will be shooting at, what the total round count is or how many times you may or may not miss the target(s), your mileage may vary. We recommend bringing a minimum of 100 rounds with 150 rounds being ideal. While this may result in bringing too much ammo, this is certainly better than not bringing enough!
It is conceivable that a match might involve as little as 25 rounds or as many as 108 rounds.
There is no such thing as a "typical" Tactical Pistol match so it's better to just be prepared.
Commissioned law enforcement officers and active-duty military personnel may use their standard-issue duty gear if they so desire.