Historical U.S. Military
Historical U.S. Military is for competitors who enjoy re-enacting a period of American military history from 1921-1984 while engaging a stage using live ammunition.
- Dress must conform to the time period or military conflict portrayed (i.e. Vietnam, Korea, etc.).
- Magazines/clips must be carried in correct pouches for time period or military conflict being portrayed.
- Shotgun shells may be carried in modern carriers.
- Authentic pistol holsters may be traded for modern/safer holster designs of the same color as the original.
- This is a re-enactment category; competitors are expected to treat it as such. “Just doing the minimum” is not acceptable here.
- All firearms must conform to the Weapon SOP with the following exceptions.
- Pistols are limited to 1911 variants without magazine wells and double action revolvers.
- Pistol magazines must have a capacity of 8 rounds or less and be contained within the pistol grip. Magazines may have a base pad that is solid and that does not serve to increase capacity.
- Rifles must conform to time period or military conflict portrayed yet be within the Weapon SOP.
- M-16 variants must have integral carry handle or detachable carry handle on the upper (no bare A3 flat top uppers).
- AR-15/M-16 grips may be changed but must keep the original A-1/A-2 grip angle.
- No “modern tactical accessories” on AR-15/M-16 rifles.
- Iron sights only for all guns.
- Pistol caliber rifles/carbines are permitted only if they are mil-spec for the time period or military conflict portrayed.
- Shotguns must be 12 gauge slide action guns with wood furniture; plain jane guns only; no tactical accessories permitted. The magazine tube may not extend more than a ½ inch beyond the muzzle. This includes cap, sling swivel, etc.