Even Newer New Rules!

We now have a 2024 rulebook. Most of the changes relate to protests and appeals but there are two holster rule changes. In true IDPA fashion the rule as listed in the change log is different from the the actual rule in the rule book. As always, you should read both the 2024 Rulebook and the current 2023 Equipment Appendices for yourself.

The revised holster rules from the rule book are: Outside the waist holsters must carry the firearm in a neutral (vertical) or muzzle rear cant and may not protrude more than 3″ (7.62cm) out from the shooter’s body as measured from the from the body, at the top of the belt, to the outside of the holster (see Figure 3 below). The rear or vertical cant angle can be no more than 15 degrees. Must be constructed of normal thickness common holster-making materials (leather, Kydex, plastic, nylon, etc.) that completely encase the firearm on a minimum of 3 sides and remain open after the gun is drawn to allow for one-handed holstering without manually opening the holster to seat the gun. No collapsible holsters.

If you are a returning old timer remember that there were major changes in 2022:

  • You can drop an empty magazine with a round still in the chamber.
  • Appendix carry holsters are allowed, with new allowable holster positions defined for both OWB and IWB.
  • SSP magazine capacity is 15 rounds.
  • CCP magazine capacity is 10 rounds and power factor is 105.
  • Retention (shooting from) and magazine stowage are now defined.
  • Cover position fault lines must be from 3′ to 8′ long and no longer extend to the stage boundary.

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