Desert Brutality 2018 – Divisions

5. Equipment Divisions
5.1
Participants will declare one equipment division at the beginning of the event.
5.1.1
Equipment divisions are: SCOUT, ARMOR, ARMORED +P, SPORT, or CLASSIC.
5.1.2
Failure to meet all of the equipment and ammunition requirements for the declared division shall result in the participant being placed into SPORT division. If the requirements of SPORT division are not met, the participant’s scores will be excluded from the final event results.

SPECIAL NOTE 1:
A rifle SLING is required on the rifle for the entirety of the match. Single point slings are allowed but must be worn on the shooter or installed on the rifle for the duration of the match.

SPECIAL NOTE 2:
SERPA type and “race” holsters are expressly forbidden.

5.2 SCOUT Division
5.2.1
Handgun
5.2.1.1
The handgun holster must safely retain the handgun during vigorous movement. A semiautomatic pistol holster must completely cover the trigger, and must cover the slide up to ½” below the ejection port. A revolver holster must completely cover the trigger and the cylinder. The holster may be attached to a belt worn at waist level, or to the chest rig provided the muzzle points within a radius of 3 feet from the participant’s feet while standing relaxed. Shoulder holsters, SERPA type, cross draw, and “race” holsters are prohibited.
5.2.1.2
Electronic sights, optical sights, extended sights, compensators, muzzle brakes or barrel porting are prohibited.
5.2.1.3
Standard capacity magazines only. NO 25-30rd “happy sticks” allowed.
5.2.2 Rifle
5.2.2.1
Not more than one (1) electronic or optical sight is permitted. Any number of iron sights may be used.
5.2.2.2
A supplemental magnifier may be used with the permitted optical sight provided the magnifier does not contain an aiming reticle, cannot be used as an aiming device by itself, and remains mounted in the same location on the rifle for the duration of the event. A participant may use the magnifier in either the magnified or unmagnified mode without restriction.
5.2.2.3
Supporting devices (bipods, etc.) are prohibited.
5.2.2.4
Compensators and muzzle brakes may not exceed 1 inch in diameter and 3 inches in length (as measured from the barrel muzzle to the end of the compensator). Sound suppressors are not considered to be compensators or muzzle brakes.
5.2.2.5
Maximum magazine capacity is thirty-one (31) rounds, and no magazine may be loaded with more than thirty (30) rounds at the start signal. Compliant magazines may be coupled together provided such coupling does not increase the capacity of any magazine.
5.4.1
GEAR
5.4.2
You, everything you’re wearing, and your gear will remain unaltered throughout all stages.
EXAMPLE: if you wear kneepads on the first stage of the match, you will wear kneepads on all stages.
5.4.3 GEAR EXEMPTIONS:
Snacks, repair parts, water/drinks, ammunition, and snivel gear can change as the shooter wants it to. This gear does not need to be carried with the shooter while shooting a stage.

5.3 ARMOR Division
5.3.1
Handgun
5.3.1.1
The handgun holster must safely retain the handgun during vigorous movement. A semiautomatic pistol holster must completely cover the trigger, and must cover the slide up to ½” below the ejection port. A revolver holster must completely cover the trigger and the cylinder. The holster may be attached to a belt worn at waist level, or to the chest rig provided the muzzle points within a radius of 3 feet from the participant’s feet while standing relaxed. Shoulder holsters, SERPA type, cross draw, and “race” holsters are prohibited.
5.3.1.2
Electronic sights, optical sights, extended sights, compensators, muzzle brakes or barrel porting are prohibited.
5.3.1.3
Standard capacity magazines only. NO 25-30rd “happy sticks” allowed.
5.3.2 Rifle
5.3.2.1
Not more than one (1) electronic or optical sight is permitted. Any number of iron sights may be used.
5.3.2.2
A supplemental magnifier may be used with the permitted optical sight provided the magnifier does not contain an aiming reticle, cannot be used as an aiming device by itself, and remains mounted in the same location on the rifle for the duration of the event. A participant may use the magnifier in either the magnified or unmagnified mode without restriction.
5.3.2.3
Supporting devices (bipods, etc.) are prohibited.
5.3.2.4
Compensators and muzzle brakes may not exceed 1 inch in diameter and 3 inches in length (as measured from the barrel muzzle to the end of the compensator). Sound suppressors are not considered to be compensators or muzzle brakes.
5.3.2.5
Maximum magazine capacity is thirty-one (31) rounds, and no magazine may be loaded with more than thirty (30) rounds at the start signal. Compliant magazines may be coupled together provided such coupling does not increase the capacity of any magazine.
5.3.3 Auxiliary Equipment
5.3.3.1
A plate carrier system with front and rear hard armour rifle rated plates (steel or ceramic) must be worn for the duration of the event.
5.4.1 GEAR
5.4.2 You, everything you’re wearing, and your gear will remain unaltered throughout all stages.
EXAMPLE: if you wear kneepads on the first stage of the match, you will wear kneepads on all stages.
5.4.3 GEAR EXEMPTIONS:
Snacks, water/drinks, ammunition, and snivel gear can change as the shooter wants it to. This gear does not need to be carried with the shooter while shooting a stage.

5.5 ARMOURED +P Division
5.5.1
Handgun
5.5.1.1
The handgun holster must safely retain the handgun during vigorous movement. A semiautomatic pistol holster must completely cover the trigger, and must cover the slide up to ½” below the ejection port. A revolver holster must completely cover the trigger and the cylinder. The holster may be attached to a belt worn at waist level, or to the chest rig provided the muzzle points within a radius of 3 feet from the participant’s feet while standing relaxed. Shoulder holsters, SERPA style, cross draw, and “race” holsters are prohibited.
5.5.2
Rifle
5.5.2.1
Supporting devices (bipods etc.) may start any stage installed or removed, folded or deployed at the participant’s discretion.
5.5.2.4
Compensators and muzzle brakes may not exceed 1 inch in diameter and 3 inches in length (as measured from the barrel muzzle to the end of the compensator). Sound suppressors are not considered to be compensators or muzzle brakes.
5.5.3 Auxiliary Equipment
5.5.3.1
A plate carrier system with front and rear hard armour rifle rated plates (steel or ceramic) must be worn for the duration of the event.
5.5.3.2
A ballistic or bump helmet must be worn for the duration of the event. Skateboard helmets that are compliant with the ASTM F1492 are acceptable.
5.5
OTHER REQUIREMENTS
5.5.1
All ammo and gear a competitor wishes to use for the event must be carried on or with the competitor for the duration of the event. This includes all ammo, tools, spare parts, snack foods, and snivel gear.
5.5.2
The competitor will carry all gear on or with them thru every stage. If a stage obstacle is too small for the competitor to fit in with gear on, the competitor will remove gear as needed, and negotiate the obstacle by bringing the removed gear with them for the remainder of the course of fire.

5.6 SPORT Division
5.6.1
Handgun
5.6.1.1
The handgun holster must safely retain the handgun during vigorous movement, and must completely cover the trigger. The belt upon which the holster is attached must be worn at waist level. Shoulder holsters and cross draw holsters are prohibited. SERPA type and “race” holster are prohibited.
5.6.2
Rifle
5.6.2.1
Supporting devices (bipods etc.) may start any stage installed or removed, folded or deployed at the participant’s discretion.
5.6.3
No other limitations on gear.

5.7 CLASSIC Division
RIFLES & HANDGUNS designed before or in 1974 in their “as issued” configuration only.
5.7.1
Handgun
5.7.1.1
The handgun holster must safely retain the handgun during vigorous movement. A semiautomatic pistol holster must completely cover the trigger, and must cover the slide up to ½” below the ejection port. A revolver holster must completely cover the trigger and the cylinder. Shoulder holsters, SERPA type, cross draw, and “race” holsters are prohibited.
5.7.1.2
Electronic sights, optical sights, extended sights, compensators, muzzle brakes or barrel porting are prohibited.
5.7.1.3
Maximum magazine capacity of 15 rounds.
5.7.2
Rifle
5.7.2.1
Iron sights only.
5.7.2.2
Supporting devices (bipods, etc.) are prohibited.
5.7.2.3
No compensators or muzzle brakes allowed unless they were installed as original “as issued” equipment.
5.7.2.4
Maximum magazine capacity is thirty (30) rounds, and no magazine may be loaded with more than thirty (30) rounds at the start signal. No coupled mags allowed. NOTE: Vietnam era AR15s are restricted to 20 round aluminum magazines.
5.7.3
GEAR
5.7.3
You, everything you’re wearing, and your gear will remain unaltered throughout all stages.
EXAMPLE: if you wear kneepads on the first stage of the match, you will wear kneepads on all stages.
5.7.4
GEAR EXEMPTIONS:
Snacks, repair parts, water/drinks, ammunition, and snivel gear can change as the shooter wants it to. This gear does not need to be carried with the shooter while shooting a stage.
5.7.5
Any “grey” areas contact the Match Director for confirmation if it will be allowed in this division.

EXAMPLES of allowed CLASSIC rifles
EXAMPLE 1:
The “AK47” rifle is allowed in CLASSIC division in its “as issued” configuration only. This means slant brake or muzzle nut, “as issued” iron sights, wood furniture, and 30rd steel mags only. Stamped or milled receiver does not matter. The rifle has to look the part of its as issued state as used by a military force.

EXAMPLE 2:
The “AK74” rifle is allowed in CLASSIC division in its “as issued” configuration only. This means military issue muzzle brake, “as issued” iron sights, wood furniture, and 30rd mags only. Stamped receivers only. The rifle has to look the part of its as issued state as used by a military force.

EXAMPLE 3:
The SKS rifle is allowed with any variant maker (Russian, ChiCom, et al). The SKS rifle must have the 10rd factory magazine installed, cleaning rod, “as-issued” iron sights, and a Bayonet if possible (we understand not all states allow a bayonet lug, those rifles will be allowed). Original type wood furniture is required. NO variant that accepts an AK mag will be allowed. All loading must be done using strippers clips only.

EXAMPLE 4:
AR15, M16, M16a1, Car-15 (troy GAU), Colt SP1 rifle is allowed in CLASSIC division in an “as issued” Pre-1970 configuration only. “As issued” iron sights, carry strap sling, original A1 or similar type flashider, and 20rd aluminum mags only.

NO 30rd mags, flattop receivers, and/or M16A2 sights allowed. The rifle has to look the part of pre-1970.

PLEASE NOTE: The AR15s participating in CLASSIC are restricted to 20 round magazines!

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