8.6 – Ammunition Carriers

8.6.1 General Ammunition Carrier Rules

  1. Instead of using ammunition carriers, shooters may carry spare loading devices in their pockets. Shooters may mix carry methods.
  2. One ammunition carrier per allowed ammunition feeding device may be worn on the belt. Each individual pouch in a multi-pouch carrier counts as one. One additional ammunition carrier may be worn behind the centerline of the body for the purposes of loading at the start of a stage. This carrier must be empty before the “Stand By” command.
  3. Ammunition carriers may be modified to meet IDPA rules.
  4. For male shooters only, ammunition carriers must hold the loading devices such that a 3⁄4 inch dowel placed between the shooter and the device contacts both the shooter and the device simultaneously.

8.6.2 Magazine Carriers

  1. Must be suitable for concealed carry and all day continuous wear
  2. Must be worn on an IDPA legal belt
  3. Must cover 2” of the magazine as measured from the top of the cartridge rim down the back flat of the magazine tube
  4. Must cover the entire outer face of the portion of the magazine inside the carrier. The outer face is the side away from the shooter’s body
  5. Must hold the magazine within 10° of vertical relative to the belt. (80° to 100° relative to the belt).
  6. Screws or knobs that extend past the outer face of the carrier are allowed if the adjustment screw(s) require a tool to change tension, the screws protrude less than 0.125” from the outer face of the magazine carrier, and they meet all other magazine carrier requirements. Additionally, all tension screws anywhere on a magazine carrier must require a tool for tension adjustment.
  7. “Bullets out” magazine pouches are not allowed.
  8. Magazine carriers must be worn in a location on the belt so that the front edge of the carrier or magazine is behind the shooter’s hipbone.
  9. The same exact location for magazines, magazine pouches, and/or ammunition feeding devices in pockets must be used for every stage in a single match, unless otherwise specified in a stage description.

8.6.3 Speed Loader and Moon Clip Carrier Rules

  1. Be suitable for concealed carry and all day continuous wear.
  2. Speed loader carriers must either be of open top configuration that covers at least 45% of the diameter and 100% of the cartridge height when viewed from the front, and must retain the speed loader by tension or retain the speed loader with a snap or Velcro closure. Side cuts are permitted for thumb and index finger access only.
  3. Moon clip carriers must either be of open top configuration that covers at least 45% of the diameter and 100% of the cartridge height when viewed from the front, and must retain the moon clip by tension and a stud that protrudes through the center of the clip, or retains the moon clip with a snap or Velcro closure.
  4. Moon clips may not be retained in the carrier by 3 or less cartridges. Side cuts are permitted for thumb and index finger access only.
  5. Two speed loaders/moon clips may be worn directly in front of the holster. The speed loaders/moon clips worn in front of the holster must be within 1” of each other, and the speed loader/moon clip nearest the holster must be within 1” of the revolver pouch of the holster.
  6. The shooter may wear additional speed loaders/moon clips behind the hipbone on the weak side or behind the holster.
  7. The same exact location for speed loaders, speed loader pouches, moon clips, moon clip pouches, and/or ammunition feeding devices in pockets must be used for every stage in a single match, unless otherwise specified in a stage description.

Posted on: April 11, 2019 , by :

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