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USPSA Production Gun List

These are the steps and criteria for a handgun to be accepted to the Production gun list.

  • 1. 500 manufactured and available to the general public .
  • 2. No magwell attachments or external flaring of the magwell, the lateral internal width of the well may not be more than 1/4" wider than the lateral width of the magazine. The lateral width of the well to mean the narrow width where the mainspring housing is inserted, the lateral width of the magazine to mean the narrow side that faces the mainspring housing when inserted into the handgun.
  • 3. Must meet the criteria listed in the appendix of the current rule book as well as that listed above.
  • 4. The gun must be viewed by NROI prior to its acceptance.
  • 5. A production gun approval form filled out and signed and returned to NROI.

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Website: www.beretta.it
Notes: (no single-action only variants or laser equipped models allowed) (Inox versions of approved models allowed) Some models may not fit the box with ambi safeties, however one safety may be removed for compliance and must remain off for competition. The APX series of pistols is no longer in production; the APX A1 series is approved. The Wilson Combat mag guide for the Beretta 92, 96 is not legal as an aftermarket addition for Production or Carry Optics (external plug, extends too far past the heel of the butt).


Website: www.coltsmfg.com
Notes: Any DAO or DA/SA revolver with a barrel length of up to 8.5" is approved


Website: www.cz-usa.com/products/by-category/handguns/
Notes: Various models also come with a 4.80in barrel, the added weight for these models is .176 ounces. 6/28/16--weights changed to 35.3 oz for CZ 75, 75B, 75BD. Various models come suppressor ready and are approved. That adds 1.1oz. to the total weight of the gun. "Orange", "Black" and other variants of the CZ 75, Shadow, Shadow 2, and SP-01 are approved, provided they meet other Production criteria for action type. Magwells are not allowed on any model.


Website: https://fimegroup.com/store/
Notes: Models with extra/extended capacity (+2) magazines will not fit the USPSA or IPSC boxes. Models with standard magazines fit. Any approved model must fit the box with all magazines.


Website: www.glock.com
Notes: (L models are not approved) C models are allowed providing that the barrel is non-ported and the other requirements are met. Short Frame (SF) versions of models approved. (2/5/19) -- Approved Gen 5 Models with Front Serrations, labeled as FS, are approved and are replacing original Gen 5 models. "M" models are approved as well. MOS versions of approved handguns are approved as well.


Website: www.iwi.us
Notes: Single action versions of this pistol are not legal for Production or Carry Optics.

Mossberg-O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc.

Website: https://www.mossberg.com
Notes: Two models added on 3/27/2023

Palmetto State Armory

Website: www.palmettostatearmory.com
Notes: Dagger added 6/21/22

PHX Phoenix AG from Switzerland

Website: http://www.phx.swiss/
Notes: Guns are approved without magwells. No single action variants approved.

Polymer 80

Website: https://www.polymer80.com
Notes: PFS9 added 6/25/2020. Variant approval added on 3/16/2021.


Website: www.smith-wesson.com
Notes: (Any DAO or DA/SA revolver with a barrel length of up to 8.5" is approved) All ported models of approved guns are approved for use in Production and Carry Optics, as long as the barrel is not ported. SD9VE/SD40VE added 10/13/16 M&P9M2.0 added 01/20/2017 XD Mod 2 added 2/8/17. M&P9 M2.0 Metal and M&P9 M2.0 Performance Center Competitor added 3/2/2023. All models approved without mag well.


Website: http://sarusa.com/
Notes: All variants of the SAR9 are approved for Production, including the SOCOM, Storm, METE, X, Gen3, and Sport. Maximum weight is 30 ounces. Models approved without magwells. 3/7/24

Shadow Systems

Website: https://shadowsystemscorp.com/
Notes: New Addition, added 7/16/19 Approved for CO and Production without optional magwell MR920L added 7/22/20, without optional magwell DR920 added 3/16/21, without optional magwell XR920 added 12/15/21, without optional magwell All models with or without threaded barrel. DR920L added 1/24/23


Website: www.sigsauer.com
Notes: No SAO (Single action only) versions are approved. No models allowed with Blackwater custom magwell grips, or others that extend down to form magwells. 226 and 229 Legion models added 6/20/2016 5/27/2020 All calibers and models of the Sig Model P320 modular line are allowed in compliance with current rules governing caliber, and magwells, with and without manual safeties. X-Five Legion is the heaviest model at 41.7 ounces. P229 Nitron DAK 9mm/.40 added 9/9/16 5/5/17 Sig 320 X5 added: Magwell must be removed for Production and Carry Optics, weight is with magwell removed. Magwell is not legal for Carry Optics or Production. P320 X Carry, P365, and P320 X-VTac added 5/31/18. P320 X5 Legion added 7/15/19, weight is without magwell. 12/2/19 P226 LDC Added 5/27/2020 All calibers and models of the Sig Model P365 modular line are allowed in compliance with current rules governing caliber, magwells, etc., with and without manual safeties. 365-9-SAS and 365-9-BXR3, both with or without manual safety added. WCP-320 added 5/27/2020 MAGWELLS Are Not Allowed in Production or Carry Optics--must be removed. Compensators are not allowed, compensated slides are not allowed. No porting or slots to divert gases are allowed.


Website: www.springfieldarmory.com
Notes: Ported models are allowed providing that the barrel is non-ported and the other requirements are met. Models with removable magwells are allowed. Models with removable compensators are allowed. Compensators and magwells must be removed for Production or Carry Optics competition.


Website: www.tanfoglio.it
Notes: (Stock Custom model is NOT approved for Production Division) Weights for some Stock II and III pistols changed Sept 16 2016. Optics ready models of all approved guns are also approved. April 3 2024 Extreme models approved; must meet all Production or Carry Optics criteria. NOTE: Some models will not fit the USPSA Production box with standard ambi safeties installed, and must be modified to fit.


Notes: DAO, DA/SA, Decocker only models


Website: www.carl-walther.de
Notes: Added Q5 Match 6/2/2016, updated weight 7/27/16 Added Creed 9mm 2/8/17 Added Q5 Match SF (steel frame) Carry Optics only, without mag well. 1/4/19 . Added Q5 Match SF (steel frame) for Production, without mag well, 4/17/19 Q5 Match SF PRO without mag well is approved as well. PPQ M1 models are approved under the PPQ family of firearms. PDP models approved under the PDP family of firearms, added 2/20/2021 PDP Steel Frame plus variants approved 2/6/2024, without magwell

ZEV Technologies

Website: http://www.zevtechnologies.com/
Notes: ZEV O.Z-9 Approved for Carry Optics no mag well (3/4/19) ZEV O.Z-9 Approved for Production, no mag well, 4/17/19