Gerald Reiter and his RS loads

Reload Swiss takes great pride in sponsoring some of the best shooters in the IPSC world, and we feel privileged to number Gerald Reiter as a member of our team. Gerald has been training IPSC shooting since 2006 and focuses in the Revolver division. In order to contribute more to the sport he is so passionate about, Gerald is happy to reveal the details of his successful loads with which he has won so many competitions.

Gerald uses a 9mm Smith and Wesson model 929 revolver with a 6.5 inch barrel. His favorite munition configuration is as follows:

CaliberPrimerCaseBulletCartridge overall length (COL) (mm)PowderPowder weight (gr)
9mm ParaFed. 100 SPFiocchiARES RNBB CEPRX 135gr29.5RS123.6

This configuration results in an IPSC power factor of 133.4 and a velocity of 301.3 m/s.

This is the main load that Gerald has used to win so many championships, including:

IPSC World Handgun Shootout 2017 in France

2nd place individual (Vice World Champion)

3rd place team (Vice World Champion)

IPSC European Handgun Championship 2019 in Serbia

2nd place individual (Vice European Champion)

1st place team (European Champion)

European Steel Challenge Championship 2019 (Speed Steel Championship USPSA)

1st place individual Revolver Open (929 revolver with red dot) European Champion

2nd individual Revolver Standard (929 revolver with standard sights) Vice European Champion

2nd place team pistol Standard (929 revolver) Vice European Champion.

Gerald Reiter has also achieved superlative results with the following two loads.

CaliberPrimerCaseBulletCartridge overall length (COL) (mm)PowderPowder weight (gr)
9mm ParaFed. 100 SPFiocchiARES RNBB CEPRX 135gr29.4RS123.5

This configuration results in an IPSC power factor of 130.2 and a velocity of 294.0 m/s.

CaliberPrimerCaseBulletCartridge overall length (COL) (mm)GunpowderGunpowder weight (gr)
9mm ParaFed. 100 SPFiocchiARES RNBB CEPRX 150gr30.9RS123.2

This configuration results in an IPSC power factor of 131.0 and a velocity of 266.2 m/s.

Other championships Gerald has won:

4x IPSC European Handgun Champion 2013, 2016 and 2019 Revolver Division

2x IPSC European Handgun Vice Champion 2013 and 2019 Revolver Division

European Steel Challenge Champion 2019

2x European Steel Challenge Vice Champion 2019

World Shoot XVIII – Vice Champion 2017 Revolver Division

World Shoot XVIII – Bronze Medal 2017 Revolver Division Team

World Shoot XVII – Vice Champion 2014 Revolver Division Team

In his “day job”, Gerald works as a police officer in Austria, and since 1995 has also served as a shooting instructor in his police unit. He has been married for 26 years and has two children., His wife Doris is also an avid shooter as well as a successful IPSC competitor in her own right. We wish Gerald good luck and great shooting, and are very pleased to have him on our team!

Eric Vita