Desert Brutality 2020 Q&A


James C Are 9mm pcc’s allowed

Angus A – So if I was freakishly lucky enough to own an NFA full auto SMG from WW2, what classic division would it be? Is there a PCC category?

Brandon A – Can PCCs be shot in place of a rifle, and can they be still in pistol/pistol brace form?


Joe L – What would you consider the ideal setup to be for Retro?

Darren B – What would be your choice of pistol if shooting the “Retro” division?

Arturo C – Other than holsters, are there any rules or restrictions regarding gear (slings, pouches, belts, vests, etc.) for Retro?

Henry C – What is the rational for prohibiting an ambidextrous safety in Retro Division?

Samuel K – Whats the reason behind the “no rails” rule on retro and classic rifles?


Robert B – I am trying Armored +p this year. Looks like the rules have changed slightly. Can you clarify the changes.


dylan p – Will competitors in the manual division still have the same par time as the other divisions?

Christopher G – In regards to classic division handguns, particularly the pre-1946 designation. Are later manufacture date firearms that are otherwise identical to their pre 46 designs acceptable?

Spencer M – As a classic-manual combatant, assuming I’m in decent shape, and have functional weapon handling skills, how ready should I be to par every stage?

James B – To clarify – I’ve watched the videos you and Ian, BOTR have made re: bolt action rifles vs. semi autos… Have you seen folks take this as a challenge in matches in real life, rather than petulant foot stomping on the internet?


Bunny Can you recommend a good pistol holster for two-gun, because I’ve heard Karl say normal competition holsters don’t have enough retention?

Alexander H Aimpoint Acro, DeltaPoint Pro, Trijicon RMR?

Tim Why did you implement the new secondary equipment rules?

Donald W Why no RATS tourniquets?

Andrew K In past videos you have all stated that “slide mounted red-dots are the future;” when do you believe that competition divisions will start to reflect this impending ubiquity and allow them in classes other than open/armored/carry optics?


Stephen A With DB2020 full with patrons, what’s the likelihood for a waitlisted individual to be able to compete?

Travis W My question is will there be changes in the future that will accommodate for non patreon subscribers to make it to future events?

Nick N Why did the armored spots go so fast?


Jacob B What’s the word on spectators for the event?


Tom B. Any chance of seeing team stages similar to Tiger Valley at any of the Brutality or 2g-ACM matches?

Craig S What motivated you guys to develop more physical matches over the USPSA, IDPA norm?

Scott H Would you ever consider forcing reloads to be done behind cover?

Eric L Would you ever consider a “plainclothes” division for 2Gun using only a holster?

Tyler D Do you feel that your preference for 2 Gun over 3 Gun is due to the dislike of the 3 gun combination or the more “martial” aspects of 2 gun? Or something else?


PAUL S What is the contingency plan for a winter storm closing the roads to the range and making the event delayed or cancelled?

Jeff K Do you need any ROs or are those slots filled?

Bakuto Are there any guns you’d like to see people bring/think would be interesting to see used?

Clark L Can we expect a “socialized” prize table similar to DB2019?

Jeff I Are there any divisions that seem undeservedly less populated, and if so, would the Brutality matches benefit from incentivizing (score/equipment/time) shooters to choose them?


Eki T How useful is a .22 for match training purposes?

Connor D What’s the best way for someone limited to a static (no movement allowed) range to train for DB?

moosemaimer What would you consider to be the bar for entry to a DB event, as in, what should someone be capable of in terms of shooting ability and athleticism?

Trygve What do you think is a safe minimum when it comes to gear, weapon platforms, formal instruction, and experience before attending a 2-gun action challenge match?


Tristan P In the future, when handheld rail guns or energy weapons are a thing, how will you accommodate them at matches?

Jose H Do neither of you have injuries at 40-ish that complicate or hinder your match performance?

Alan A bizarro version of you falls out a time warp armed with G11, An-94, or any of the project SPIW/SALVO guns. By how much (if at all) does he outperform you using a modern AR-15 carbine (with modern optics) at Desert Brutality/2GACM?

Fred R Will the Emperor protect me during this match?

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I've been competing in the action shooting sports since 2002. I believe competition shooting to be an excellent way to build gun handling and marksmanship skills and encourage all gun owners to seek out some form of competition shooting. Anyone can become reasonably good at it if they devote the time and resources to do so. Winning, while nice, need not be your goal; bettering yourself through the pursuit of excellence is something we all can achieve.
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