The use of certified ammunition has grown considerably in the last year. If you are a Match Director or Range Master at a match where competitors are availing themselves of the USPSA Certified Ammunition Program, here are some things we’d like you to do.
First, ask your chronograph officer to inquire of each competitor whether they are using certified ammo or not. If they are, then have them pull the declaration sheet from the delivery sample bag and fill out the information in the “For Chrono Use Only” box, which includes the declared power factor, whether the ammunition met the declared power factor, and the measured power factor, even if the chronograph sample met power factor and the delivery sample wasn’t tested. Of course, if the delivery sample needed to be tested, that information is important as well, and should be noted on the sheet.
The leftover chronograph and delivery sample ammunition is returned to the competitor once their chronograph experience is done and their match is complete. Once the match is over, please send the declaration sheets, whether electronically scanned and emailed, or by snail mail to me.
My mailing address is: 3669 Christina Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70820.
We use this information to prepare an annual report for each certified ammunition vendor and to identify and try to correct any issues with the ammunition. If you note any particular problems with a specific lot number, please contact me about it as soon as possible.
Here is a link to USPSA’s Certified Ammunition Program: https://uspsa.org/viewer/MatchAmmoForm-2019.pdf
And a link to the Certified Ammunition Policy:
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