NROI Canada

Official Ruling

In the interest of Safety, NROI Canada will be prohibiting the use of Blackhawk Serpa Holsters and their variants that unlock in the same manner (using the trigger finger to release the firearm above the trigger guard) as of January, 1, 2018. The design of this holster has resulted in many documented accidents; has been banned by multiple law enforcement agencies and other sporting associations. This is covered under rule 5.2.6 – Range Master’s authority - IPSC Canada has deemed it unsafe and is use will not be permitted in any IPSC competitions.


Clarification / Interpretation. “A competitor who fails to satisfy the equipment or other requirements of a declared Division after the Start Signal, will be placed in Open Division,” 

Failure of the requirements of a declared division does not include magazines or speed loaders in a competitors’ pockets that the competitor does not use during the course of fire.