In 2004 the ISPC apparently made a new rule that allowed competitors in the World Shoot (occurs every three years) to use official match ammunition. This was necessary because the Limit on transport of ammunition in checked baggage did not allow competitors to carry sufficient ammunition. This Match ammunition has only been provided for WS (World Shoot) XIV in Ecuador in 2006 and WS XV in Bali in 2008. In both cases the ammunition was made by Armscorp. In WS XV this ammunition had a unique headstamp. The WS XV instructions state:
“In order to qualify for Section 5.8 of the IPSC rulebook, competitors must order a minimum of 600 rounds, collect them from the shooting range, and use those rounds exclusively during the match. You must retain your receipt and produce it on demand of any match official.”
At WS XV, the ammunition was available in 9x19mm, 38 Super, 38 Super Comp and 40 S&W. An example of the 9x19mm headstamp is illustrated below. As far as I can tell, this is the only ammunition made specifically for a particular IPSC event.
Has anyone else seen pistol ammunition headstamped to identify it to a specific match???