IDPA just introduced the CCP division which is just a modified BUG division which was announced a while back, instead of the sought after Optics division. I don’t understand that decision. Instead of being a thought leader in the concealed carry space, they opted to make a minor change to their rules to make BUG a legitimate division.
Why can’t they do better?
With the popularity of Reflex / red dot sights these days many members are questioning why this isn’t a valid configuration for IDPA? Most people have RDS sights on their home defense guns, and on-body RDS carry is getting more and more popular. I can only see benefit for the club and the organization if they introduced the Optics division. It will invigorate the sport, stimulate the economy and boost their membership.
They can even help drive what kind of products that manufacturers create for the concealed carry market because it is being tested competitively.
This could be a symptom of a bigger problem related to the old-boys-club mentality of the gun community. The community has always been slow to adopt new things and new technologies. Example, the Internet, Online commerce, Social Media, Video and new technology for guns.
They need to be daring and move at the speed of the Internet or be left behind.
I live in Duvall, a small “historic” and quaint city just outside of Redmond. I live perhaps a little bit out of the main drag but the city name is in my address. I can’t renew my CPL from the local Police Department where it was issued in the first place. They said I had to go to a King County Community Service Center. Well, closest one is in Bothell which doesn’t open on all days, so that means I have to drive to the next closest one 20mins away in Shoreline. While at the facility, the deputy said that they don’t renew CPLs and that I have to get it renewed at the King County Sheriff Offices in SEATTLE.
So, I live in Duvall, but I can’t renew my CPL in my city or anywhere else in the county for that matter, but I have travel an hour to Seattle to do it.
*throw hands up in the air*
I talked about getting and maintaining your shooting equipment in perfect working order in a previous blog post but I never did talk about getting the Shooter in working order. It’s the hardest thing to do because it’s all mental.
Here’s an example of what a happens with the shooter is not in proper working order.
I’ve seen SO many people in the competitive shooting sports getting equipment failures, jams, stove pipes etc. Just because they think their guns don’t need cleaning, or that their reloading equipment works 100% of the time. Seriously dudes, get your shit in order. A gun malfunction will cost you your win. All it takes is that stove pipe and you lose the match.
How hard is it to clean your gun after every match? how hard is it to make sure your mags work 100%, how hard is it to look in the case for the appropriate amount of powder and chamber check every round you reload?
nothing compare to the potential win you could have if you did.
if you want to win and if you consider yourself a competitor, get your shit right.
Look at Sean Penn flip a round from his gun at timeindex 0:20.
Like a “mafia” boss…
This week’s Top Shot episode has the guys drawing and shooting from the holster. Because of the dynamic nature of the “stage”, they had to use a holster with retention and decide to use the Blackhawk Serpa holster for some obscure reason.
Not only is it a bad idea to give that holster to someone who is untrained, you’ll see almost everyone using it at one time (and more occasions) double or triple pump the gun because they can’t defeat the lock under stress.
I’ve had similar experience when I shot IDPA with it two years ago and vow never to use it again.
There are a lot of stupid Blackhawk loving trolls on the Internet who’ll never admit to the limitations of this holster. I’ve posted a video on my YouTube channel a while back to suggest a fix that would not only make the Serpa holster safer, but become an awesome holster.
as usual, I got bashed by these said trolls. Here’s the video :
So I shot the recent Renton RFCG match and it turned out to be a 6 stage classifier match. I came in wanting to stretch myself and shoot fast and aggressively but somehow the stress of knowing that it’s a classifier match, working as a Range Officer and picking up brass, I was mentally unprepared. I shot each stage just “hoping” my rounds will land where they supposed to be, instead of actually shooting!
After getting the results, and a local GM and good friend told me that I scored the following percentages for these classifiers :
Life’s little problems
Neuvo El Prez
So three A and one M performance. Looks like I made A Class legit-ly. Next time I shoot a classifier, I’ll take sometime to prepare and practice shooting the stage in my mind repeatedly. then Attack the stage aggressively!
here’s the video :