ABQ PPC Tournament - Best Competition in the Southwest Region

2017 Tournament Information

2017 ABQ Regional PPC Tournament

at Albuquerque Shooting Range Park

SEPTEMBER 13 – 15, 2017

2017 PPC Tournament: REGISTER

3-Gun Match:  REGISTER

About Registration:

Early discounted registration begins on-line on June 1st and ends on August 31st. ($20.00 Mandatory Registration Fee)

As of September 1st, $30.00 Mandatory Registration Fee.

Please Note: Competitors competing in the 3-Gun Match ONLY are not required to pay a Mandatory Registration Fee. If you are only competing in the 3-Gun Match only purchase your ticket here:

PPC registration is not required to participate in the 3-Gun Match.

Registration will be open all day on day of each event.

Competitors may register on-site for any event up ***(except 3-Gun Match) to the first call given for the start of that particular event.

***Competitors must register onsite for the 3-Gun Match no later than 2 p.m. on Wednesday, ready to shoot by 3 p.m.

Team Competitions will immediately follow individual events.


Schedule of Events


Tuesday, September 12, 2017:

9:00 a.m. Vendor Hall Opens for Vendor Set-Up

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PPC & 3-Gun Competitor On-Site Registration**

**(If you Pre-Registered on-line: please come in to confirm registration, get labels & pick up packets)**


Wednesday, September 13, 2017:

6:45 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. On-Site/Late Registration at NRA Range Building

8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. 3-Gun Competitor Briefing at APD Range House

8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Squadded PPC Practice on NRA Range*

9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 3-Gun Competition**

– Awards following completion of 3-Gun Match-

***Competitors must register onsite for the 3-Gun Match no later than 2 p.m. on Wednesday, ready to shoot by 3 p.m.


*Wednesday Squadded PPC Practice on NRA Range Will Consist of Following Relays:

8:30 a.m. Zeroing Relay

9:15 a.m. Match 5 Relay

10:00 a.m. Match 4 Relay

10:30 a.m. Zeroing Relay

11:15 a.m. Match 5 Relay

12:30 p.m. Match 4 Relay

1:00 p.m. Zeroing Relay

1:45 p.m. Match 5 Relay

2:30 p.m. Match 4 Relay


Thursday, September 14, 2017:

6:45 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. On-site/Late Registration at NRA Range Building

7:45 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. PPC Competitor Briefing at Range Tower

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Semi-Auto 1500 Relays Begin

Distinguished Semi-Auto Following 1500

Stock Semi-Auto Following Distinguished

Production Semi-Auto Following Stock

2 and 4 Man Open Semi-Auto Team Matches Following Production

5:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. 3-Gun Competition De-Brief and Awards Ceremony


Friday, September 15, 2017:

6:45 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. On-Site/Late Registration at NRA Range Building

8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Revolver 1500 Relays Begin

Distinguished Revolver Following 1500

Service Revolver Following Distinguished

2 and 4 Man Open Revolver Team Matches Following Service

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Host BBQ at the Comfort Tents

4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony and Prize Distribution


*Practice relays will be limited to 1st 100 competitors to register. Practice and Match Start times are approximate and subject to change. All shooters are expected to be on the firing line and ready for tower instructions 10 minutes prior to the start time for each event.  Changes to start times will be announced periodically and displayed on the message boards located throughout the venue. All individual matches will have a minimum of two relays to allow for gun sharing.

Matches will run straight through the day with no formal lunch break.

Awarding of prizes will be based on the aggregate score of all individual matches except the Production Match, which will be fired as a side match. Top 3 competitors will walk the table, followed by the high scoring competitors in each classification and then down the  aggregate.


The 3-Gun Match safety briefings will be held periodically throughout the day with the last briefing beginning at 5:30 p.m. The awards ceremony will follow the conclusion of the match of Wednesday evening, September 13th.


On-line registration is encouraged.



Albuquerque Police Department

Daniel S. Webster

3-Gun Police Tactical Match

Equipment Rules and Standards



Handgun Type Commercially manufactured semi-automatic pistols and revolvers primarily marketed to law enforcement agencies for use as a duty handgun for law

enforcement uniformed patrol. Commercially produced uniform duty holsters must be available for the handgun. Double Action semi-automatic pistols

must fire the first shot of every course Double Action. No thumb cocking is allowed.

Handgun Size Unloaded handguns, with unloaded magazine inserted, must fit within a box with the internal dimensions of 8 3/4″ x 6″ x 1 5/8″. The handgun must pass

the handgun size test with all magazines used by the competitor. Handguns may be checked before or during a match.

Handgun Caliber Minimum of 9mm (9×19) for semi-automatics and .38 Special for revolvers. Exception: Law Enforcement / Military model handguns, rifles and carbines

chambered in the FN 5.7 caliber are approved.

Barrel Length Maximum barrel length of 5.5 inches. No porting or compensators permitted. Exception: Factory produced Springfield Ported XD & Glock “C” Models are approved.

Sights Mechanical fixed or adjustable sights are permitted. Factory or aftermarket mechanical duty sights, including luminescent and fiber optic sights, are

permissible. See Sections 5.7 & 5.8 for lasers and mounted lights.

Magazine Capacity No magazine used during the match may exceed the handgun manufacturer’s length and capacity specifications for standard duty

magazines for that model. Round capacity may not be increased by use of extended base pads or floor plates. They can be used for grip enhancement

but the handgun must meet the handgun size restriction listed above with the extended magazine installed. All magazines must be loaded to capacity

unless specified otherwise in the course of fire instructions. In no case can a magazine be loaded with more than 18 rounds.

Grips Factory original or aftermarket grips/stocks of the same size and design. Finger groove slip on grips, grip decals, and grip tape is allowed. Stocks

may be modified or changed because of the size of a competitor’s hand. Thumb rest grips/stocks, or weighted grips are not allowed.

Add On Magazine Wells Unaltered commercially manufactured (must be a catalog item) devices to facilitate reloading are allowed if designed for duty use and the handgun

meets the Handgun Size requirements with the device installed. Such device cannot increase the original width at the bottom of the grip more than 5/8 of an inch. Magazine wells

designed for competition, such as ICE, EGW, and other such Magwells, are not permitted, even if milled down to meet the maximum grip width limit.


Shotgun Type Commercially manufactured tube fed shotguns primarily manufactured and marketed to law enforcement agencies for use as patrol duty shotguns.

Examples include: Remington 870 and 11-87 law enforcement models, FNH law enforcement models, Mossberg 500 and 590 law enforcement models,

and Benelli Super 90, M2 and M4 law enforcement models. Competitors may use a “civilian” or “sporting” version of a law enforcement model shotgun

produced by the same manufacturer of the law enforcement model. Examples: A Remington sporting model 870 shotgun could be used instead

of the Remington 870 Police shotgun or a Remington 1100 civilian model could be used since it was the predecessor of the Model 11-87 Police model.

All other requirements, such as maximum barrel length, must still be complied with.

Patrol Division & Tactical Division

Law Enforcement model semi-automatic or pump action shotguns are permitted.

Shotgun Gauge Only 12 gauge is permitted.

Barrel Length Barrel length may not exceed 22 inches. No porting or compensators permitted.

Choke Fixed or interchangeable. Choke size must allow for the firing of slugs. Shotguns with interchangeable or adjustable chokes: once the match begins

shooters may not change choke tubes.

Sights Mechanical fixed or adjustable sights are permitted. Factory or aftermarket mechanical duty sights, including luminescent and fiber optic sights are


Magazine Capacity Magazine tube may be factory original or aftermarket. Tubes may not extend more than ¾ of an inch past the end of the barrel muzzle. Magazine tubes

may hold no more than 8 rounds. Loading may be further restricted by course of fire instructions. Rounds may NOT be “loaded” or staged on the shell

carrier. They must be loaded into the magazine tube or into the chamber.


Type Commercially manufactured rifles primarily marketed to law enforcement agencies for use as a duty rifle for law enforcement uniformed patrol. Any action type –

Bolt, Semi-Automatic, Lever Action, Pump, etc. Competitors legally possessing select-fire rifles, short barreled select-fire rifles, or pistol caliber select-fire carbines may

use them in TPC matches but they may not be used in full auto mode. Caliber Minimum caliber of .223 / 5.56mm. Competitor may use a pistol caliber carbine in rifle courses

(9mm or larger & FN 5.7 allowed). Match Director may limit maximum caliber due to range restrictions, steel target limitations, etc.

Barrel Length Barrel length may not exceed 20 inches. Factory installed or aftermarket Flash Hiders and Muzzle Brakes that meet original factory design/specifications for that

model, such as a standard M16/AR15 with A2 flash hider, are permitted and considered part of the barrel when measuring barrel length. In no case will the device diameter exceed

0.95 inches or 2.75 inches in length. When measured, attachment levers or clamps, such as for a suppressor, are not included in the overall measurement. SIZE EXCEPTION: Flash

Suppressors mounted on Short Barreled Rifles that are designed to reduce side blast to protect nearby personnel during entry work, such as the Noveske KX3, may have a larger diameter.

Competitors should contact NRA LE Staff to check on such devices. Sound Suppressors: May not be used due to inconsistent recording by Shot Timers.

Sights Patrol Division & Tactical Division

Rifle may be equipped with one optical sight. Sight may be a telescopic, red dot, or holographic type sight. Flip up magnifier devices in line with the optic that have NO aiming reticle are

allowed and count as part of the optic it is being used with. Once the match starts, if the rifle is equipped with a magnifier it must remain on the rifle throughout the entire match, whether

it is used or not. Rifle may also be equipped with co-witnessed back up iron sights but they must be in-line with the optic and cannot be side mounted, etc. Mechanical fixed or adjustable

sights are permitted. Factory or aftermarket iron sights, night sights, or fiber optic sights are permissible.

M a g a z i ne Capacity No more than 30 rounds. Magazine loading may be restricted by course instructions. Magazines may be cinched/coupled together. Magazines must be loaded to

duty capacity unless specified otherwise in the course of fire instructions (magazines may be downloaded by up to 2 rounds to improve functioning and reloading and still meet the Duty

Capacity requirement).

Magazine Well Alterations: Oversize competition magazine well extensions, such as the Arredondo Magwell, may not be used. Thin walled tactical duty extensions, such as the Lancer

L15 Standard or Tactical models and the C Products STRAC extension, are allowed.


Minimum ammunition requirements for the 3-Gun Match:

20 Rounds of 9mm for the Glock stage

2 Rounds Slug

50 Rounds bird/buck shot

51 Rounds rifle

51 Rounds handgun



“Castaneda’s Kitchen” food truck will be on-site serving breakfast and lunch items at reasonable prices for Competitors & Staff.

“Loretta’s Lattes” mobile coffee truck will be on-site serving coffee, lattes, mochas, frappes and more…