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.
Fun fun match! IDPA Scoring hurts like crazy though. This was a charity match setup by the DownZero club here in Seattle. It is to promote Prostate Cancer Awareness. Did you know that Prostate cancer affects 1 in 6 men? and it’s deadlier than breast cancer?
if you’re over 40,do yourself, and more importantly, your family, a favor and schedule an appointment to have it checked.
This Hybrid charity match was setup by the Down Zero Team here in the Seattle area. This match is a charity event to benefit and raise awareness for prostate cancer and other male cancer. All proceeds collected will be donated to the Movember non-profit organization and the Prostate Cancer Foundation on behalf of the Northwest Men.
8 USPSA type stages but using IDPA time-plus scoring which forces everyone to be very accurate as one point down = half a second. It’s VERY painful when you run a stage in typical USPSA style and get 11points down.
That said, it was a fun match, great weather, super cold though. I managed to squeeze in a division win even after screwing up a few stages. You’ll see them on the video.
Read more about the two charities that this match is donating to.
Just got this today from the match director. It seems I won three awards at the recent BUG match.
Overall Match Winner:
Top International (for me being Asian I’m sure):
Top CDP (Custom Defensive Pistol for shooting my Kimber CDP 45ACP):
I get a lot of emails, and comments about what camera I use, how I mount them and what software I use to edit the videos I put together the past two years. Someone suggested that I record a tutorial video and post it up on YouTube. so here it is!
Some links :
This was an awesome match, 16 stages of the best of previous state championships. Challenging and fun. Too bad they had a draconian video policy that forbids anyone from taking video (either hatcam or 3rd person) of these matches. *sigh*
I did however come in 2nd ESR, beat two Masters, and 1st Sharpshooter and got to meet Massad Ayoob in the flesh. Funny guy.
Read more about this here : http://gunnuts.net/2011/06/23/video-killed/
here’s a link to the Match Booklet : https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=5b843dd49e67a653&sc=documents&uc=1&id=5B843DD49E67A653!177
Finally got to shoot an IDPA Classifier after shooting my S&W 625 JM revolver for almost a year. Didn’t do too well, wasn’t looking at the sights or not in the right frame of mind. Speed was decent but accuracy sucked a$$!
here’s the entire classifier in one video, including all the funny wheelgun banter with the SO Jay Tavares.
And the final scores, 125.20 in Enhanced Service Revolver (ESR) :
at least I got my classification and can shoot in the Washington State Championships next month, and no I’m not sandbagging!