SECTION 5 EQUIPMENT
1. All firearms used in ICORE matches must be revolvers with a .32 magnum caliber or greater and in sufficiently safe condition. All firearms are subject to inspection and approval by the Match Director or Range Officers.
2. Ammunition must produce a minimum power factor of 120000. The power factor equals bullet weight in grains multiplied by velocity in feet per second. All competitors may be tested for minimum power factor at any ICORE match. Six rounds will be collected from each competitor at random during the match and at least one of those six must equal or exceed a 120000 power factor when shot over a chronograph through the competitor’s firearm. A seventh round may be collected and weighed, to accurately determine bullet weight. "FAILING TO MAKE CHRONO" will result in 360 seconds being added to a competitor's score. A competitor, using a revolver chambered in .38 Special and/or .357 Magnum and using factory new UMC 158 grain, Remington 158 grain, Blazer 158 grain, or Federal American Eagle 158 grain ammo, may compete without regard to power factor. (Revised 09/13/2004)
3. ICORE requires a holster that will securely hold your firearm. The holster must cover the trigger guard area. Holsters must be attached to your gun belt. The heel of the butt of the gun is not allowed below the bottom of the belt. (An exception shall be duty rigs and single action rigs.) Tie downs are allowed on single action rigs only. The Match Director may require a "holster test". With the gun/belt/holster assembly attached to the tester's waist, the revolver must be retained in the holster when the tester hops. During this hop, both of the tester's feet must clear the ground, the tester's heels must clear the ground by at least 3 inches and the tester may not hold or touch the revolver. All retention devices on the holster used to pass the holster test must be similarly engaged at the start of every course of fire.
4. ICORE requires a belt sufficiently strong enough to hold your holster and loaders in a safe manner. The belt is to be worn about the waist. Women may wear theirs at hipbone level.
5. ICORE requires sufficient loaders and loader holders as necessary to complete the stage at hand. The holders must be attached to your gun belt. You may do your initial loading from pockets prior to beginning the course of fire. However during the course of fire all reloads must come from your belt, unless otherwise directed by the course of fire or at the direction of the Match Director or Range Officers. During the course of fire, you may safely retrieve any ammo that has been dropped.
6. A revolver must compete in the Open Division
if it has one or more of the following modifications:
A. Compensating, venting, or metering ports of any kind.
B. An optical sight including telescopic and red dot sights.
C. A rib sight, a front sight that extends beyond the muzzle, or a rear sight that extends beyond or behind a factory manufactured sight's location.
D. Any barrel other than an unaltered factory barrel or an unaltered factory replacement barrel made by the revolver’s manufacturer. Alterations to the barrel other than what is required to safely install the barrel are not permitted in Limited Division. (Revised 16 February 2006)
E. An underlug, barrel weight, grip weight, or any other modification designed to increase the weight of the revolver.
7. Any revolver not competing in Open Division may compete in Limited Division or Retro Division subject to Rule 5.8 and 5.9.
8. A Retro Division revolver is a Limited Division revolver that has the following additional requirements:
A. Cylinder with only 6 chambers.
B. Must only use speed loaders to reload. Moon-clips are prohibited.
9. A revolver may only compete in a single Division that must be declared prior to the start of competition. (Revised 12 October 2009) ICORE Rule Book