What's the deal with ammo? I have been in two GSSF matches and use only factory ammo. Some guys I shoot with get discuraged about GSSF because they say some guys use lighter reloads even though they are not suppose too. Is re-loads illegal in GSSF?
Shooting reloads are and always have been legal in GSSF. The draw back is that if you have a malfunction and are shooting reloads you may not get a reshoot whereby if you are shooting factory you do get a reshoot. If reloads were such a great advantage I would have been a Master Class shooter years ago. Instead I am still an Amateur Class shooter. I suggest your buddies practice more, thats what makes winning scores not just by shooting reloads.
To prove my point look at the thread near the top of this forum entitled "GSSF Hall of Fame" and scroll down and see how many times you see the name "Tony Clemens". He is one of the Best Master Class Shooters around and he shoots nothing but 9mm Winchester White Box. I think you will see my point.
Amen to Don's comment.I use reloads only to compensate for my lack of natural talent so I can practice more....Wally World white box ammo is popular and probably only $2.00 a hundred more than my reloads ...but if one is trying to shoot 20,000 rounds a year and save their pennies to attend lets say 8 matches a year...well it adds up...:supergrin:
If you try to ban reloads all you get is reloads snuck into the match in factory boxes.
No one wants to have to stoop so low as to have to inspect ammo!
GSSF's attitude is "Reloads void the warranty on your Glock. GSSF will not tell you NOT to use them, but you do so at your own risk. If they cause your gun to malfunction or worse, that is YOUR problem and not GSSFs problem."
That is historically why if you had a malf with a factory load you could get a reshoot, but not if the malf happened with a reload.
More recently, if you have a malf you get one reshoot, whether factory OR reload. If you have a 2nd malf, you take the gun AND the ammo off the line to the Armorer to get the problem sorted out and stop wasting the ROs and everyone elses time. AFTER the problem has been fixed, THEN you are given another reshoot as one final chance to shoot the stage "clean" without any malfs.
I had a failure with a mag during the plates at INDY using reloads. The RO asked if I was using reloads instantly, I said yes. I knew there was no chance for a re-shoot. I had read the rules before going. Don't understand it, the round nose dived in the mag, never had this happen with several thousand rds of reloads thru my G22. Oh well, just my luck, a mag/load pukes when I shoot my first outdoor GSSF match. Happened on my 2nd plate rack, threw me off on the rest of them, worrying if it would happen again.