USPSA’s Match Ammo program has been revised as the Certified Ammunition Program. The conditions for this are largely the same as the old Match Ammo program: vendors supply ammunition that they design and make for USPSA competition, and competitors can either order this ammo for delivery to a match or purchase it at retail and bring or ship it to a match.
The main difference is that USPSA now maintains a list of Certified Ammunition manufacturers who meet the criteria for Certified Ammunition, and you can buy it at retail and take it with you to a match. This list can be found here, or by going to USPSA.org > Member Resources > Rules and Regulations > Certified Ammunition. The ammunition on this list has been designated Official Match Ammunition by the US Regional Director, USPSA President Mike Foley.
The following vendors are on the Certified Ammunition list:
- Atlanta Arms and Ammo
- Federal Premium
- Precision Delta
- Sig Sauer
Ammunition that isn’t on the published list is not considered Official Match Ammunition, nor Certified Ammunition, and does not fall into the parameters of the program.
Details on use of Certified Ammunition can be found in Appendix C3 – Official Match Ammunition, in the 2019 USPSA Competition Rules. Note that competitors using this ammunition are not exempt from having their ammunition chronographed, but in the event that the ammunition doesn’t make the declared power factor, there is a process for further testing and maintaining declared power factor. If you choose to participate in the Official Match Ammo program, please familiarize yourself with the process.
The criteria for manufacturers wishing to join the Certified Match Ammunition program are on the form found here: USPSA Certified Ammunition Manufacturers Declaration. Basic requirements are production of 250,00 rounds of each SKU to be included in the program, a Federal Tax ID, and an ATF license to manufacture ammunition.
Match organizers and competitors wishing to participate in the Official Match Ammunition program can find a Match Ammo form here.