A Close Look At Competition

Competition Gear From Practical - To Cool

Competition shooting has enjoyed something of a renaissance in recent years, and manufacturers continue to push the envelope when it comes to introducing new products. We’ve also never seen this level of sponsorship of “professional” shooters by manufacturers.

Like any sport, that constant showcasing of paid shooters seems to drive many “regular” shooters to want to use the same stuff the pros do. It’s clear those who compete can’t get enough of “what’s new” to help keep their edge sharp. So, herewith are a few goodies sure to help you hone that edge you’ve worked so hard to get.


Comp-Tac offers the perfect rig for competition shooters, with their Pro Competition Kit. Consisting of the International, combining a belt holster, belt drop holster, paddle holster and paddle drop offset holster into one; and the Twin Mag Pouch, which helps help shooters develop consistency with reloads due to accurate belt spacing. Comp-Tac also offers a Deluxe Pro Competition Kit, consisting of the aforementioned holster and mag pouch plus the Kydex Reinforced Contour Belt.

Edge Dynamics

Looking to add a lightweight shot timer packed with features to your competition cache? The Competitive Edge Dynamics CED7000PRO has all the bells and whistles you’d want in a timer — and then some. It features an ROF (Rate of Fire) tool and a full-color LCD display, customized keypad, aluminum-front case and a wide range of accessories. It’s also the first multilingual timer in the world, offering five languages — English, Italian, Spanish, French and German. Achtung! Bereit! Feuer!


If you’re competing, it’s nice to use the best ammo you can afford. If that ammo is Nosler’s Match Grade Handgun ammunition there’s no need to look further. Manufactured to strict quality standards, it uses Nosler’s excellent brass and bullets to achieve a high level of consistent performance. The only problem? Let’s just say you won’t have any “Gee, it was my ammo!” excuses if you loose. It’s available in 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP.

Pro Ears

Pro Ears offers excellent American-made safety products. They’ve added some color to their Pro Mag Gold series, and there’s no shortage of quality with these ’muffs. They’re NRR 30 and offer maximum hearing protection thanks to a large ear cup design. The charismatic new colors are green, neon green, orange and pink, for the lady in your life — or if you’re secure in your manhood. We’re just sayin’ is all.


Blade-Tech’s Competition Speed Belt represents a dependable option for competition shooting. With no buckle, this belt has an inner and outer sewn nylon belt with a Velcro attachment — very shooter-friendly indeed! The outer belt is reinforced to ensure your holster and magazine pouches remain stable. Blade-Tech has other great components with competition shooting in mind, all done-up with the classic Blade-Tech devotion to quality and engineering.

gun works

Made from solid 6061 T6 aircraft aluminum, Evolution Gun Works’ Chamber Checkers allow you to safely assure your ammo fits your gun’s chamber. Available in a wide assortment of arrangements and calibers, EGW uses actual Clymer reamers (used to chamber barrels) to cut these chambers, rather than boring bars, like others use. All are anodized for durability. A nifty idea, indeed.