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Old July 7, 2015, 12:06 AM   #51
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Prices for entering/competing

I want to get into competition shooting. I already have a firearm, but would need holster, mag carrier etc. How much does it typically cost to enter handgun competitions?
Also how many magazines are ideal and how many rounds should I expect to fire per match?

Trying to get a ballpark figure for cost to be active in competitions.
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Old July 7, 2015, 08:08 AM   #52
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Mag carrier $30
3 mags
Holster $60

Match fee for our local match $10 for members, $15 for visitors.

Plan on 100 rounds for a 4-5 stage local match. Always bring extra.
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Old September 6, 2015, 12:08 PM   #53
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Sorry, late to the party.

A .22 Bullseye match: You need, at a minimum, a .22 handgun, two magazines (if you're shooting an auto), and 90 rounds of ammunition, plus ear/eye protection.

At my club's matches, I've seen everything used from fixed-sight Colt Woodsmans and 4" Taurus-94s to full-blown Volquartsens (Ruger clones) with optical sights.
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Old September 9, 2015, 09:19 AM   #54
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It is important to remember that the biggest expense in firearms match shooting is ammunition....that 100 rounds for the local five stage match...the 90 rounds for the Bullseye match - Practice needs ammo - double or triple that at least and add it on. In the long run, ammo cost dwarfs everything else.
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