provided information regarding holsters and accessories in accordance with Single Action
Shooting Society™ rules in this section, in an attempt to provide guidance for
decisions about equipment.
rules state that holsters must not exceed a 30° angle when worn. Even a standard
0° holster if worn incorrectly can be a safety problem if it points toward a person
behind you. Range officers should make sure that a shooter is not in a faulted
position to start with and must warn the shooter if
their holster/s are exceeding the proper angle. A shooter with a holster
exceeding the proper angle
must not be allowed to engage a stage to shoot without first correcting his
holster angle. Always remember the "Cross Draw Dance". The
holster to the left
is a 20° holster and if the top is worn parallel to the ground it is acceptable.
Keep in mind that the 30° angle rule applies
to shoulder holsters as well. Remember the
barrel of any firearm must
never be pointed at anyone at any time even in the areas away from the live range.
match holsters are to be worn one on each side of the belly button, separated by
the width of two fists
made when you hold on to your gun belt. A main match cross-draw holster on
the same side as another
main match holster is thus illegal. A weak-side shoulder holster and a
strong side holster are "OK". Note:
The key word is "main match" - pocket pistols, for instance are not
main match firearms and are "OK"
to carry in a shoulder holster in conjunction with two main match pistols.
is an area that deserves attention from both the "loading table RO"
and the "timer" to make sure a shooter
does not load the extra costuming pistols at any time, i.e. pocket pistols or
Loops - Shotgun loops to accommodate only one round
per loop - anything more is a pouch; however shotgun ammo loops
containing not more than two rounds per loop are allowed.
Pistol and rifle loops may contain
only one round per loop. Rifle and pistol
ammunition may not be carried in a shotgun loop.
or shotgun loops may not have a metal or plastic liner.
shall have a flap and must carry their contents loose, with no special
provisions to organize the contents
for rapid retrieval. Leather belt slide ammo loops are acceptable.
ammo loops must conform to the shooters contour,
which means that they can not be made to tilt out from
the belt. This also means that the loops can not be made to extend out,
away from the