Skip to main content

USPSA Adds New Division

USPSA Adds New Division

USPSA-lead

The United States Practical Shooting Association has added a provisional Carry Optics division to its competition categories for the remainder of 2015.

"Recently, the tides have started to turn, and it is USPSA who must keep up with the industry," USPSA President Phil Strader said. "We have recognized the progression of lightweight carry pistols that are being outfitted with slide-mounted electronic optics."

For the rest of the 2015 competition year, the Carry Optics division will be recognized at sanctioned Level 1 USPSA events. At the next United States Practical Shooting Association's board of directors meeting in January 2016, board members will evaluate participation, industry response and growth trends to determine if Carry Optics can remain a viable division within the USPSA.


For guns to qualify in the carry optics division, they must have an OEM gun that has a slide machined only for the installation of an electronic optical sight. The sight must be attached directly to the slide between the rear of the slide and the ejection port. No other optics modifications are allowed.


"We are excited to see how this new division will be received by our members and the industry," Strader said.

For more information on the rules of the Carry Optics division, see here.

Current Magazine Cover

Enjoy articles like this?

Subscribe to the magazine.

Get access to everything Guns & Ammo has to offer.
Subscribe to the Magazine

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

Trijicon RMRcc Reflex Sight – Perfect for Optics-Ready Concealed-Carry Pistols

Trijicon RMRcc Reflex Sight – Perfect for Optics-Ready Concealed-Carry Pistols

The people asked and Trijicon answered. Introducing the RMRcc miniature red-dot sight for compact, concealed-carry pistols. Trijicon's new RMRcc features the durability and reliable controls that have made the RMR so successful, but its reduced dimensions make the “Concealed Carry” model better suited for the popular small-frame pistols designed for discreet carry and personal defense.

Benelli Lupo Bolt-Action Rifle Review

Benelli Lupo Bolt-Action Rifle Review

It is unlike any other rifle on the market because it offers features no one else does; those looking for a rifle that fits like a custom-made firearm should look no further than the Benelli Lupo.

Air Gun Reviews: Why Shoot Airsoft?

Air Gun Reviews: Why Shoot Airsoft?

In this Guns & Ammo TV segment, Gun Tech Editor Richard Nance and Pro-Shooter Jim Tarr discuss the benefits of airsoft training for uniformed professionals and armed citizens alike.

Guns & Ammo TV: Cameras Don

Guns & Ammo TV: Cameras Don't Lie: 9mm vs .45 ACP

The age-old question, 9mm vs .45 ACP. For some, this has been asked and answered already. For others, the debate goes on. In this segment of “Cameras Don't Lie,” competitive shooters Patrick Sweeney and Jim Tarr head to the range to put the vaunted loads on record, and then consider the footage.

See More Popular Videos

Trending Articles

The Savage MSR 15 Competition is an out-of-the-box racehorse ready to help you win 3-Gun matches. Here's why.Savage MSR 15 Competition Review Reviews

Savage MSR 15 Competition Review

James Tarr - May 21, 2019

The Savage MSR 15 Competition is an out-of-the-box racehorse ready to help you win 3-Gun...

9 Commonly Misused Gun Terms How-To

9 Commonly Misused Gun Terms

Kyle Wintersteen

"Assault weapon." Sixteen-round "clip." A box of "bullets." When it comes to guns and gun...

The Hornady 6.5 PRC (Precision Rifle Cartridge) is a 6.5 PRC - Magnumized 6.5 Creedmoor Rifle

6.5 PRC - Magnumized 6.5 Creedmoor

Tom Beckstrand - August 01, 2018

The Hornady 6.5 PRC (Precision Rifle Cartridge) is a "magnumized" 6.5 Creedmoor. It offers...

Whether you're going hunting or to the range, hitting your target is more fun when you have a zeroed rifle scope. Here's how to sight in your rifle scope setup in five quick-and-easy steps.How to Sight In a Rifle Scope in 5 Steps How-To

How to Sight In a Rifle Scope in 5 Steps

Craig Boddington - June 04, 2018

Whether you're going hunting or to the range, hitting your target is more fun when you have a...

See More Trending Articles

More How-To

Once you see how easy it to effectively finish a firearm, you'll discover the long list of color combinations available, and patterns you can create. Building an AR-­15 is one thing; finishing it is another.Building Your Own AR: It's Alive! How-To

Building Your Own AR: It's Alive!

Eric R. Poole - September 22, 2020

Once you see how easy it to effectively finish a firearm, you'll discover the long list of...

Nothing beats live fire, but when times get tough, we've got to be resourceful. Shooting airsoft, air guns, BB and pellet guns, laser trainers and dryfire all equate to time pressing triggers.Training at Home While Avoiding COVID-19 COVID-19 Tracking

Training at Home While Avoiding COVID-19

Chris Cerino - March 21, 2020

Nothing beats live fire, but when times get tough, we've got to be resourceful. Shooting...

Any shooter that takes the time to remove parallax will likely see slightly smaller groups because he's successfully eliminated one more variable from the shooting equation.How to Eliminate Parallax in a Riflescope How-To

How to Eliminate Parallax in a Riflescope

Tom Beckstrand - May 13, 2020

Any shooter that takes the time to remove parallax will likely see slightly smaller groups...

An interesting solution for nearsighted shooters is the Meprolight FT Bullseye, a tritium and fiber-optic-powered green or red optic that appears as a front-light dot centered within a rear ring.Meprolight FT Bullseye for Nearsighted Shooters How-To

Meprolight FT Bullseye for Nearsighted Shooters

Eric R. Poole - May 04, 2020

An interesting solution for nearsighted shooters is the Meprolight FT Bullseye, a tritium and...

See More How-To

Magazine Cover

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE Arrow

Buy Digital Single Issues

Don't miss an issue.
Buy single digital issue for your phone or tablet.

Buy Single Digital Issue on the Guns & Ammo App

Other Magazines

See All Other Magazines

Special Interest Magazines

See All Special Interest Magazines

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Phone Icon

Get Digital Access.

All Guns and Ammo subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now