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*
Just found a buyer for my Springfield XDm and traded it for a Kimber Ultra Crimson Carry II. I’ve been looking for an Ultra sized 1911 for a while now and just managed to find one.
It’s so small, light (about 25oz empty and 30oz loaded 7+1) and has an integrated Crimson Trace lasergrip.
It fits into my Landshark Leather holster (that was made for a Commander length 1911) perfectly. Time to start carrying this one
If you carry daily like I do, make sure you clean your stuff every one or two weeks. I carry my Ruger LCP and a spare magazine in my jeans pocket almost everyday and it accumulates a lot of lint. This was taken after about a month of carrying this spare magazine.
I know a lot of you don’t really care about cleaning guns, but do check it once in a while to make sure that nothing will hamper it’s operation, especially when it comes to magazines for a semi-auto, as it is widely known to be the primary source of failure.
This is a great guide for women who have their Concealed Pistol License (CPL) of Concealed Carry Weapon license (CCW). Women have very different body shapes than men and clothing preference, so Falia is doing a great job going through the various different types of holsters and carry options for various clothing styles.