Following a recommendation from the Pistol Working Group,
and much debate, in 2020

It was decided by the Governing Body to adopt a “holsters only” course of fire for GP85, at its most recent quarterly meeting.

The Course of Fire has already been altered on the NASRPC website.

What does this mean for you?

It means that whether Centrefire or Smallbore, Pistol or Revolver,
you now start the discipline in a holstered, unloaded condition.

Upon the start signal, you draw, get into position, load, and engage the target.

When does this come into effect?

It comes into effect immediately

What if I don’t have a holster yet?

You will not able to take part in GP85 without one.

When you do get one, We highly recommend getting some instruction and practice in your club, in how to use it properly.

What does this mean for current competitive rankings?

No change – we will simply continue to add GP85 scores to the existing leaderboards.
(CFP National TeamSBP National Team)

After a competition season, If it is felt this change has drastically changed scoring, across the board, we can address that then.

Why are we making this change?

It was always intended, since the creation of GP40 (2012), and GP85 (2018), that they would be holster based pistol sports.
This is partly for the challenge, but also because it is far easier for an RO to manage a pistol range where all cleared firearms are holstered.

To begin with we started without them in order to allow people to take part and let the disciplines grow, while they all got holsters.

We are just getting round to making the change now.

Questions, comments or feedback, as always, welcome.

National Association of Sporting Rifle & Pistol Clubs