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2014 Zombie 101

Zombie 101

Let us give you the nuts and bolts of this website boiled down to the simplest terms. Pandemic 2014 is a shooting event, where individuals will use handguns, shotguns and rifles to engage “zombiefied” targets. You will need all three firearms to compete.  These are the basics…PLEASE read the General Guide for more information on rules and ammo.

What if I have never shot in a competition?  Though this event has a competitive element to it, it is about having fun with firearms and doing something you rarely get the chance to do…Slay Zombies!  Recreational and casual shooting enthusiasts are encouraged to attend.  There will be a staff member (Zombie Wrangler) assigned to your group to help you all weekend.

What calibers can I shoot?
• Handguns may be revolvers or semi-automatic actions with detachable magazines. Magazines should hold 10 rounds or more, but higher capacities are HIGHLY recommended.  Calibers are restricted to center fire only, 45 caliber or less.  No rimfire ammunition.
• Shotguns can be 12 or 20 gauge.  Semi-automatic or pump action only.  Must hold a minimum of 3 rounds, but higher capacities are HIGHLY recommended.
• Rifles must be semi-automatic actions with detachable magazines.  Magazines should hold 30 rounds or more. Calibers are restricted to center fire only, 30 caliber (.308) or smaller.  No rimfire ammunition.
• Remember that you have only 120 seconds to shoot the complete stage…Translation: Semi-Automatics with BIG magazines are better in the Zombie World! What will I be shooting at? We will be providing paper (minimal number) and hordes of steel “zombie” targets.  These will all be reactive in some fashion.  They will either, fall over, move or blow apart.  The point is that they will all be fun and will fit into the stage narratives explained under the “Stage” tab on this website.

How far will I be shooting?
• Handgun:  30-50 feet
• Shotgun: 30-60 feet
• Rifle:  74-125 feet

How much will I shoot? There will be 15 stages or scenarios; you will shoot over 3 days.  Below are the estimated ammo counts you need to bring with you for your three firearms that you use. Minimum count represents one shot – one hit. You will have misses so plan for more ammo and bigger magazines! No maximum round count!

Ammo counts are as follows:

Shoot Segment
Handgun Rounds Min: 80
Shotgun Rounds Min: 95
Rifle Rounds Min: 90

What else will I need?
• Appropriate ear and eye protection.
• Shooting bag, gear and extra magazines
• Water is provided, but it never hurts to have bottled water with you.
• Limited seating at each stage is provided, but bringing your own folding chair is recommended.
• Lunch is provided with entry fee.

How Do I Know Which Division I Shoot In?
In Pandemic 2013, we will have 3 Divisions with 3 Concurrent Classes.  Everyone (including women and youth) will enter in one of the Competitive Divisions below.  If you are a senior (60 plus), a woman or youth shooter, you will also have an additional opportunity to compete in the Concurrent Class that you fall in.  If you are a senior female or youth female, you will be allowed to compete in both the Women, Senior(60 and older) and Youth(17 and younger) Concurrent Class…Doesn’t seem fair, does it guys….

Divisions
Open
Tactical
Amateur

Concurrent Classes
Senior
Women
Youth (17 and Under)

To Make Things Easier… Your Division depends solely on the types of equipment you are using as outlined below.  Your shooting experience has nothing to do with your divisional classification. If you have questions after review of the following outline, please contact us at hpsp@grand-island.com and we will help you sort it out.

6.  Firearm Divisions—Open, Tactical, Amateur
6.1 Open Division
6.1.1 Open Handgun
(a)Includes optics and/or magazines greater than 140 mm in length.
6.1.2 Open  Rifle
(a) May include optics and/or magazines greater than 30 rounds in capacity
(b) No limitations on accessories (see Rules 5.3, 5.4 & 5.5)
(c) Rifle supporting devices are permitted.
6.1.3 Open  Shotgun
(a) Includes optics and/or shotguns that can hold more than 9 rounds including the magazine and chamber.
(b) Shotgun speed loaders are allowed in Pro and must feature a primer relief cut.
(c) All box magazine shotguns are permitted and will be considered  to be “Pro” division (ie: Saiga Shotguns)
6.2 Tactical Division
6.2.1 Tactical Handgun
(a) Electronic sights, optical sights, extended sights, compensators or barrel porting are prohibited.
(b) Magazines length may not exceed 140mm.
6.2.2 Tactical Rifle
(a) Not more than one (1) electronic or optical sight is permitted
(b) A supplemental magnifier may be used with the permitted optical sight provided the magnifier does not contain an aiming reticle, cannot be used as an aiming device by itself, and remains mounted in the same location on the rifle for the duration of the event. A participant may use the magnifier in either the magnified or unmagnified mode without restriction
(c) Supporting devices (bipods, etc.) are prohibited.
(d) Use of a muzzle brake is permitted.
(e) Drum magazines are prohibited
(f )  Magazines may not contain more than thirty (30) rounds. You may couple two magazines together.
6.2.3 Tactical Shotgun
(a) Only tubular magazines are permitted with a maximum  capacity of 9 rounds including magazine and chamber.
(b) Electronic or optical sights are prohibited
(c) Supporting devices (bipods, etc.) are prohibited.
(d) Barrel devices designed/intended to reduce recoil or muzzle movement (e.g. compensators, barrel porting) are permitted
(e) Speed loading devices and/or detachable box magazines are prohibited.

6.4 Amateur Division
6.4.1 Amateur Handgun
(a) Electronic sights, optical sights, extended sights, compensators or barrel porting are prohibited.
(b) Magazines length may not exceed 140mm.
6.4.2 Amateur Rifle
(a) Not more than one (1) optical sight is permitted.
(b) A supplemental magnifier may be used with the permitted optical sight provided the magnifier does not contain an aiming reticle, cannot be used as an aiming device by itself, and remains mounted in the same location on the rifle for the duration of the event. A participant may use the magnifier in either the magnified or unmagnified mode without restriction.
(c) Supporting devices (bipods, etc.) are prohibited.
(d) Use of a muzzle brake is permitted.
(e) Magazines may be loaded with not more than thirty (30) rounds.
6.4.3 Amateur Shotgun
(a) Only tubular magazines are permitted.
(b) Electronic or optical sights are prohibited
(c) Supporting devices (bipods, etc.) are prohibited.
(d) Barrel devices designed/intended to reduce recoil or muzzle movement (e.g. compensators, barrel porting) are permitted
(e) Speed loading devices and/or detachable box magazines are prohibited.
(f) Not more than five (5) rounds total may be loaded in the shotgun at any one time. This includes magazine and chamber.

More detailed information can be found under the General Zombie Guide or Fees and Registration tabs.

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