If you gear up and train for IDPA, you’ll be in good shape. In an effort to ‘simplify’ compliance, and to bring in some Canadian-specific content (like holster certifications), we have drawn up our own rules. Constructive feedback to is always welcome.
- Click here for a PDF rulebook. Read the equipment rules carefully – if your gear is not compliant, you will not be permitted to shoot, so don’t complain about a long drive for nothing!
The spirit of multi-gun is “fun” – gear up and play marine, swat, whatever – if the cowboys can wear fringes, we can wear chest-rigs, BDU’s and bandoleers… or khaki capris. The most common Multi-Gun matchs will have handgun, shotgun, and carbine. Some will include precision rifle. Rules will be the current ODPL ruleset with the following exceptions:
- for your handgun, you may use thigh rigs or other attachments that allow safe holstering. Still no crossdraw, SOB, or shoulder rigs.
- your gear does not have to be concealed.
- your handgun must be suitable as a service pistol (and still fit the box), but need not be suited to concealed carry.
- you may carry as much ammunition for any of your guns as you wish, in any manner you wish.
- your longarms may be as tarted-up as you desire provided that they still function safely.
- you may use a sling on your longarms, but muzzle control still applies. If you can’t guarantee safe muzzle direction with your sling, don’t use it. Not every match allows slings.
- shotgun shot must be #4 birdshot or physically larger. Specific targets and/or courses of fire may have other limitations (e.g., no buckshot) so check the match flyer for details.
- you may not use a formal rest, front or back, on your precision rifle. You may use an attached support (bipod, monopod, sling, etc.) and/or informal sandbag (literally a bag of sand, not bunny/owl/hawk-eared formed leather/nylon/etc bags).
As always, a match director or range may have additional requirements, so read the flyers in advance.