Police Pistol Combat Program Information & Rules

The rules and procedures for competing in and hosting NRA Police Pistol Combat Tournaments are maintained in the online Police Pistol Combat Rule Book. The current edition is dated January 11, 2014. Older editions are no longer valid.

This website provides a resource for all interested in the NRA Law Enforcement Police Pistol Combat Program. This single source for information allows competitors, Tournament Officials, NRA PPC Referees, and firearm and equipment manufacturers to know what the Rules are, how they apply, and obtain answers to their equipment, firearm and procedural questions.

Step 1

When researching PPC Rule questions, your first stop should be to check the online Police Pistol Combat Rule Book.

Step 2

Competitors frequently contact the Law Enforcement Competitions Department with rule-related equipment and firearm questions, or about issues dealing with tournament reporting, forms, targets, PPC classification, and the Distinguished program.

Using these valuable questions, we have developed the Police Pistol Combat Program Bulletin. Each Bulletin answers a specific question concerning the Police Pistol Combat Program, passes on information from Law Enforcement Competitors that is useful to PPC program participants.

Just check out the Police Pistol Program Bulletin index below and click on the Bulletin Number you are interested in.

Have a topic you don't see listed that should be? Just e-mail LEcompetitions@nrahq.org with your question with full details. Be as specific as possible, listing manufacturer information, models numbers, etc. and attach any digital photographs that may help.

Want to get new PPC Program Bulletins when they come out? Just send us an e-mail requesting to be on the notification list at LEcompetitions@nrahq.org and we will add you to the list.

Bulletin Topic: Production Semi-Automatic Pistols
Sub-Topic: Approved Pistols for Production Matches
Bulletin Number: 14-1
Rule: 3.10
Date: February 13, 2014 / Revised March 12, 2014
Bulletin Topic: Stock Semi-Automatic Pistols
Sub-Topic: Smith & Wesson PPC9 Pistol Eligibility
Bulletin Number: 10-1
Rule: 3.8
Date: March 12, 2010
Sub-Topic: Glock 34 Pistol Eligibility
Bulletin Number: 10-2
Rule: 3.7
Date: April 2, 2010 / Revised July 8, 2014
Sub-Topic: Adustable Rear Sight Options
Bulletin Number: 10-3
Rule: 3.8
Date: April 2, 2010
Sub-Topic: STI RangeMaster
Bulletin Number: 10-5
Rule: 3.8
Date: May 12, 2010
Sub-Topic: SIG SAUER P226 X-5 Pistol
Bulletin Number: 11-6
Rule: 3.6 and 3.1
Date: August 8, 2011
Sub-Topic: Smith & Wesson Model 952 Eligibility
Bulletin Number: 11-7
Rule: 3.8 and 3.1
Date: August 31, 2011
Sub-Topic: Anti-Slip Tape on Slide Sides
Bulletin Number: 12-1
Rule: 3.1 and 3.7
Date: August 6, 2012
Sub-Topic: STI RangeMaster Pistol Eligibility
Bulletin Number: 12-2
Rule: 3.7
Date: September 5, 2012
Sub-Topic: STI Tactical 5.0 & 4.0 Pistol Eligibility
Bulletin Number: 12-3
Rule: 3.7
Date: December 18, 2012
Bulletin Topic: Off Duty Semi-Automatic Pistol
Sub-Topic: Anti-Slip Tape on Slide Sides
Bulletin Number: 12-1
Rule: 3.1 and 3.9
Date: August 6, 2012
Bulletin Topic: Distinguished Semi-Automatic Pistol
Sub-Topic: Springfield Armory Model PX9628LP Long Slide
Bulletin Number: 10-6
Rule: 3.7
Date: November 22, 2010
Sub-Topic: Springfield Model PC9803
Bulletin Number: 11-1
Rule: 3.7
Date: January 25, 2011
Sub-Topic: STI Off Duty Model
Bulletin Number: 11-2
Rule: 3.9
Date: February 16, 2011
Sub-Topic: Trigger Stops / External Modifications
Bulletin Number: 11-4
Rule: 3.7
Date: June 30, 2011
Sub-Topic: Slide Replacement
Bulletin Number: 11-5
Rule: 3.7
Date: July 10, 2011
Sub-Topic: SIG SAUER P226 X-5 Pistol
Bulletin Number: 11-6
Rule: 3.6 and 3.1
Date: August 8, 2011
Sub-Topic: Anti-Slip Tape on Slide Sides
Bulletin Number: 12-1
Rule: 3.1 and 3.5
Date: August 6, 2012
Sub-Topic: STI RangeMaster Pistol Eligibility
Bulletin Number: 12-2
Rule: 3.5
Date: September 5, 2012
Bulletin Topic: Open Class Semi-Automatic Pistols
Sub-Topic: SIG SAUER P226 X-5 Pistol
Bulletin Number: 11-6
Rule: 3.6 and 3.1
Date: August 8, 2011
Bulletin Topic: Distinguished Revolver
Sub-Topic: Modification of Front Sight on Distinguished Revolvers and other PPC Firearms
Bulletin Number: 11-3
Rule: 3.3 and 3.1
Date: April 28, 2011
Bulletin Topic: Stock Service Revolver
Sub-Topic: Weigand Enhanced Sight Blade
Bulletin Number: 13-1
Rule: 3.1 and 3.6
Date: May 9, 2013
Bulletin Topic: Off Duty Revolver
Sub-Topic: Weigand Enhanced Sight Blade
Bulletin Number: 13-1
Rule: 3.1 and 3.8
Date: May 9, 2013